Drug Abuse: A Rising Concern in America

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Have you ever wondered why drug abuse is a rising concern in this nation? Have you ever wondered what types of drugs get abused? Drug abuse is the new leading cause of death over vehicle related accidents, How drugs have overcome our society and innocence. Drug abuse is a growing problem that is sweeping across our nation. The many stresses of today’s modern living adds a new level to how children are raised, the influences surrounding them and the resources available. Universally the influence of drugs touches each individual at some point in their lives whether through a loved one, friend or oneself using drugs illegally. In order to begin making a plan to help a drug abuser or yourself you must first understand the facts about the drug of choice. Lets start with discussing Vicodin, Oxycodone, Opana and Methadone. Vicodin is used as a pain reliever. The contents of Vicodin are hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Vicodin is considered a narcotic and should only be taken as prescribed. The effects of Vicodin can cause an individual to experience drowsiness, upset stomach, constipation , dry mouth and a headache. Usually once a Vicodin capsule is ingested within twenty to thirty minutes one may not feel any pain and have the sensation of floating on the clouds. Vicodin can disturb ones thinking and reactions. If taken as prescribed for pain this drug can help an individual greatly, if not abused. Oxycodone is similar to Vicodin except it is mostly used

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