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Narconon East US Tackling Oxycontin Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic As 33 Arrested
Narconon East US Drug Rehab Centers tackle the Oxycontin prescription drug abuse epidemic as 33 pain clinic doctors are arrested in South Florida.
The number of oxycodone pills being dispensed in Florida is staggering. Recently, Governor Rick Scott released figures showing that 98 of the top 100 doctors dispensing oxycodone nationally are located in Florida — concentrated in the Miami, Tampa and Orlando areas. The 126 million oxycodone pills dispensed through Florida pharmacies are "by far" more oxycodone than is dispensed in the other 49 states combined.
Drug dealers, drug runners and addicts from other states are coming to Florida in order to easy get Oxycontin prescriptions from the estimated 1,100 pain clinics that function as “pill mills”. Easy access to these prescription pain clinics access allows these "tourists" to buy their drugs and return home to sell them on the street of "any town", USA.
Thirty-four other states have prescription monitoring databases that enable law enforcement to identify and track doctors who prescribe large numbers of pain pills and patients who receive them. Florida currently does not have this database, so it is far easier for anyone to get prescriptions here from more than one doctor. The routes from other states to Florida to get these prescription drugs are now being called the Oxycontin Expressways.
“We salute Florida Law-enforcement for recognizing and cracking down on this devastating epidemic,” says Yvonne Rodgers, Executive Director of Narconon East US. “All of our Eastern US Drug Rehab centers are seeing an increase in the number of individuals wanting to get off Oxycontin and other prescription medications. Our unique program not only helps people get off prescription drugs, it helps handle their physical cravings, and uses comprehensive life skills courses to help them remain stably drug free."
If you or someone you know is struggling with a prescription drug or Oxycontin addiction (http://www.narcononeastus.org/
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Narconon East US (http://www.narcononeastus.org) helps existing Narconon Centers in the East US, as well as establishing new Drug Rehab and Drug Prevention centers. The Narconon drug rehabilitation and education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez and uses the drug-free rehabilitation and social education methodology based on research developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. Narconon is dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. The Narconon drug rehabilitation program routinely results in drug-free lives, with the majority of graduates going on to live stable, productive, drug-free lives. These Narconon graduates, whether drug-free for ten, twenty or even 45 years, demonstrate the success and results of Narconon program. If you know someone struggling with alcohol addiction or drug abuse and would like more information visit http://www.narcononeastus.org or call 877-237-3307.