With opiate-overdose deaths currently the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S, many believe that more needs to be done in order to prevent the severe consequences of opiate abuse.
District Attorney Michael Morrissey, currently serving Massachusetts Norfolk County, will soon be launching a series of cable access shows; providing parents with useful advice on how to talk to their kids about the many dangers and consequences of opiate usage.
Morrissey who believes that parents are key to stopping opiates from consuming their children, has also emphasized the importance of effective education; stating just how important small investments are in education, especially when it comes to the prevention of many senseless crimes that not only cause emotional suffering, but who become costly and detrimental to taxpayers in already troubled times.
Most teenagers turn to prescription drugs because they perceive them as less dangerous than illegal drugs. Because of this, teenage prescription drug abuse is on the rise.
Teens who abuse or are addicted to prescription opioid medications can be treated. Initially, they may need to undergo medically supervised detoxification to help reduce withdrawal symptoms; however, that is just the first step. Options for effectively treating addiction to prescription opioids are drawn from research on treating heroin addiction. Behavioral treatments, usually combined with medications, have been proven extremely effective.
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