Renowned Nutritionist Says That Easy Access to Prescription Drugs Results in Increased Abuse
05/29/2012

Robert Haas, creator of the Reprogram Yourself ® plan, says that prescription drug use is on the rise due to the availability of dangerous prescription medications.

Online PR News – 29-May-2012 – New York, NY – According to Robert Haas, creator of PaleoPharm.com (www.paleopharm.com), a new website that offers members a personalized approach to near-effortless weight loss, fitness, and better health through its Reprogram Yourself ® Plan, the most dangerous drugs are available closer to home than most people think, which is one reason why teenage prescription drug abuse is on the rise.

“Teens are most likely to start abusing prescription medications in high school, according to a recently published Michigan State University study,” says Haas. “Many of those surveyed said that they started taking painkillers to get high.”

Haas says that these findings are even more concerning when coupled with a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report on prescription opioid pain medications.

“According to the CDC report,” Haas explains, “prescription medications such as oxycodone, methadone, and hydrocodone now cause more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined.”

Unfortunately, he says, these drugs are relatively easy to get. In fact, The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says that 70 percent of those abusing prescription drugs say that they get them from the medicine cabinet of family and friends.

“Sometimes patients are prescribed prescription pain medication after surgery and forget to throw out their extra pills. In fact, even children are prescribed pain medication for certain procedures,” Haas explains. “It is not unusual for the average American household to have these types of prescription drugs in their medicine cabinet, making them easily available to children.”

Haas admits that there is no single solution for this complex problem and says that a better understanding of, as well as an open dialogue regarding, the dangers of prescription drugs is key, as is safeguarding prescription painkillers and disposing of them properly.

PaleoPharm.com (www.paleopharm.com) is a website dedicated to offering its members a personalized approach to near-effortless weight loss, super fitness, and optimized health through its Reprogram Yoursel f® plan, developed by world-renowned nutritionist and number-one bestselling author, Robert Haas. Haas is best known for his groundbreaking work in helping Ivan Lendl and Martina Navratilova each dominate men’s and women’s professional tennis and for helping such celebrity clients as Cher, Mike Nichols, and Glenn Frey overcome serious health challenges.

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