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Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma: Easy to Obtain & Easy to Overdose

There’s a lot of talk about the abuse of prescription drugs going on right now.  One of the reasons the addiction is so easy to fuel in Oklahoma, is that Mexican pharmacies allow for the sale of hydrocodone, as well as several other dangerous prescription drugs to be sold over the counter.  Just because these medications are created in a pharmaceutical lab by doctors who have nothing but good intentions for these medicines, these drugs are dangerous when abused and can lead to death.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics takes a look at all of the autopsy reports for suspicious deaths in the state.  Yearly, more than a dozen of these deaths could have been prevented, had the person not overdosed on prescription pain pills.  Often, they were mixed with other drugs and even alcohol to intensify the euphoric feeling.  Ironically, these overdoses are from prescription pain medications such as hydrocodone (Vicodin and Lortab, which is the most common prescribed pill for moderate pain, but the most widely abused by addicts all over the United States.

Oklahoma drug abuse treatment center Vista Taos is more than aware of the growing pill addiction craze.  Vista Taos is a drug abuse treatment center with overall wellness in mind.  By treating more than just the addiction, the patient gets a sense of overall empowerment, thus improving the rate of sobriety.  Many other drug abuse treatment centers offer similar programs, but many do not offer the holistic approaches, healing environment and extended care services offered by Vista Taos that are essential for recovery.  The most important thing to know is that you’re not expected to fight your prescription pain pill addiction alone.  There is help

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COVID-19 update: The health and safety of our clients at Vista Taos is our top priority. Each person admitted to our program will be given a PCR Covid screen upon entry and subsequently will follow our isolation protocol as we await the results.
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