Anyone battling a prescription drug addiction can struggle to take the initial steps toward getting help for his or her problem. While taking those steps may be incredibly challenging, treatment options are readily available to help you or your loved one overcome drug abuse. Prescription drug abuse is not always as commonly talked about as some other types of drug abuse, but that does not signify that the problem is not widespread. In fact, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 4.9 million people use pain relievers for nonmedical reasons. Treatment options are not a one-size-fits-all and should be researched in order to find the best treatment program for you or your loved one.

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