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Prescription Drug Abuse

A Pervasive and Deadly Addiction Threat

Prescription drugs continue to be a primary driver of substance abuse and addiction in America. A problem that gained considerable traction decades ago with the advent of drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Xanax, these medications continue to take more and more lives. In 2015, prescription deaths were responsible for 17,536 fatalities in the United States, a four percent increase from the previous year, making them the single largest contributor drug-related deaths. Although federal crackdowns have created some measure of scarcity in the illegal pill market, there remains a significant and urgent prescription drug addiction epidemic in this country. RU Encore is committed to helping our patients overcome prescription addictions and reclaim their lives.