6/26/12 at 11:17 AM 1 Comments

Study Shows That Illicit Use of Pain Medication is Still Rising

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The illicit use of prescription painkiller drugs is dramatically rising. That’s what a recent study shows.

Between 2002 and 2010, there was a 74.6% overall increase in the number of individuals taking prescription painkillers chronically for non-medical purposes, according to the CDC in Atlanta.

We all are vulnerable to experiencing inner pain and anguish. When this occurs, we all look for a way to relieve the pain that we feel. The research shows us that many of us turn to prescription drugs.

Is this how you are coping with your life circumstances and the associated pain?

Scripture — God’s love letter to us — tells us that we have a God who is able to help us in times of need.

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

God loves us… and is always there for us. He wants to be the Source of our comfort and to help us cope with our circumstances and pain.

Are you experiencing deep emotional pain inside? Are you deeply troubled by something and using prescription medication to avoid and mask the issues you are struggling with?

Turn to God. Cry out to him. He wants to be your comfort and strength.

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