Get this, according to the National Institutes of Health, from 2002 to 2011, the number of illicit drug users 50 to 59 years old just about tripled from 900,000 to 2.7 million. What are people doing and how does this even happen? Are there seriously more and more people buying drugs off the streets, or are doctors possibly over prescribing medicine to people who end up using them for more than there pain and sickness? Maybe pain management doctors are the cause to this outrageous rise in drug addiction that America is seeing these days.
Although many would not consider marijuana use as bad as other drugs, more than half of new illicit drug users begin with using marijuana. Once experienced with marijuana, next comes the prescription pain relievers, followed by inhalants. Speaking of inh