The Prescription Drug Epidemic – The Counselor’s Role | by Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM of Las Vegas Recovery Center

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month. Although most of these pills were prescribed for a medical purpose, many ended up in the hands of people who misused or abused them. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the…