This country has an autogenic fatal disease – prescription drug abuse. It has been created from within and is feeding on itself. With this going on, our enemies have nothing to worry about – we are doing ourselves in at an escalating pace.
A lot of people have died and apparently the president has taken notice. The White House has laid out a plan. The plan includes the obvious – treatment and prevention.
However, if it is like most fixes in Washington we might not see the final result in our lifetimes and the next generation will be too doped up to think there is a problem.
Once a person has become addicted, an effective treatment method with a proven track record is the ONLY solution. An effective prevention method with proven track record is the ONLY solution in prevention.
If we fool around and make this more complex than it needs to be, a lot more people will die – unfortunately.
ASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — Obama administration officials on Thursday presented the administration’s new efforts to prevent and reduce prescription drug abuse.
Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Gil Kerlikowske and Benjamin B. Tucker, ONDCP Deputy Director of State, Local, and Tribal Affairs, laid out the plan that also focuses on an improved utilization of the criminal justice system to reduce drug use and its consequences.
Director Kerlikowske testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, on prescription drug abuse and recommended actions to address the “fastest-growing drug problem in the country,” highlighting data, which was released last week that revealed a more than four-fold increase in substance abuse treatment admissions. The increase in abuse specifically signaled prescription drug addiction, for those aged 12 and over between 1998 and 2008, and stressed the need for concerted Federal, state, and local action.