According to a study conducted by the Sunday Gazette Mail and West Virginia Public Broadcasting,  There is a much higher liklihood that West Virginians will die from drug overdoses than in any other state.

Overdose is the  leading cause of death in Virginia for adults under the age of 45. Higher than than car wrecks, heart attacks, or even cancer. That information has got police stepping up patrols to get the drugs out of the hands of drug dealers, and put those people behind bars.

State police have even recently signed an memo with the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy. As part of the Drug Diversion Unit, state police will be combating doctor shoppers, pill mills, and pharmacies that are illegally giving out medications. Police say that one of the reasons this is such a big problem is because prescription drugs are so easy for virtually anyone to obtain.

The Partnership/MetLife Foundation Parents Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) reveals a strong increase in parental awareness of the dangers of one of the most troubling and persistent trends in teen drug use – teen abuse of prescription medications. Experts suggest contacting a drug addiction treatment or drug rehab program for more information on over the counter drug abuse or for other drug rehab.

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AmyDecember 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

This is a real problem, non only in West Virginia, also in my country is a plague, especially for teeneger. I think that the best solution is to prevent drug use /abuse , because when you start using drug, then is really really difficult to stop….


AmyDecember 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

i agree… unfortunately i’ve got some friends suffering of drug addiction, and i’m trying to help them, but it’ s very difficult because they don’t listen to me when i saay that is a real problem… they think it’s only a game…


AmyDecember 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Well, it’ s impossible to talk with someone about his problem, when he doesn’t even admit to ha have a problem…That’s why it’s necessary a specialist


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