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Prescription Drug Abuse More Dangerous than Illicit Drugs – 12 Reasons Why

prescription drug abuseThe decades-old War on Drugs has successfully driven into our heads that illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin and ice are society’s worst enemy, and are therefore the most dangerous of all. What many don’t realise, however, is that there’s a group of even more dangerous drugs, and all one needs to buy them is a doctor’s prescription.

That’s right: Prescription drug abuse is more dangerous than illicit drug abuse. In Australia, the ice epidemic may be hogging the headlines, but according to the Australian Medical Association (AMA), prescription drug abuse is killing more people. In fact, says the AMA, prescription drug abuse is a national emergency already.

Why is prescription drug abuse more dangerous than illicit drug abuse? Listed below are 12 reasons, some of which may come as a complete surprise.

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What You Need to Know About Substance Abuse in the Workplace

substance abuse in the workplaceAlcohol and drug abuse have been a problem for society for a long time. Over the years, the misuse and abuse of these substances have invaded and ruined countless lives, friendships and families. Lately, the spotlight has turned on the impact of substance abuse in the workplace, and the sight is not any prettier.

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