Substance Abuse Help Group Comments on New Bill to Regulate Prescription Pill Abuse

May 16, 2014

Group Hopeful That Bill Will Eventually Go Federal

Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 16, 2014

As reported by WCVB Boston in their article Massachusetts Senate Approves Substance Abuse Bill (5/13), the Massachusetts State Senate has passed a bill that would attempt to offset the rapidly increasing drug issues that have made their way up the east coast. Although the bill has the words “substance abuse” in it, it generally aims at trying to cause a decrease in prescription pill abuse. The bill aims to require doctors to check with the state's prescription painkiller monitoring program before handing out prescriptions for certain drugs, it requires reports on the prescription drug monitoring program, and it allows state regulators to have a say in whether a doctor can prescribe a drug, based off the patient's background.

“Although prescription drugs are meant to help people, often times, they cause addictions,” said the head of the Substance Abuse Help Group, which runs several websites aimed at helping people get started on the road to recovery. “Massachusetts has taken an excellent step toward improving the lives of their residents and their families as well as the quality of their communities. Hopefully the federal government will soon adopt this measure and expand it into all 50 states.”

Substance-Abuse-Help.com, which is one of the resources currently available to anyone in the world, is a website that exists to help people and their family members access information on substance abuse and how to get help. On the website, people can learn about the basic signs of general substance abuse and they can learn about the relevancy of substance abuse in the United States. “The Substance Abuse Bill is especially relevant today because many heroin addictions stem out of painkiller prescriptions,” said the head of the Substance Abuse Group. “Either people do not follow the directions on the bottle or they buy them from their friends, and next thing you know, they turn to heroin because its cheaper and more accessible. A bill like the one just passed in Massachusetts is a step in the right direction, especially since many drug addicts 'doctor shop'.”

One of the most unique features of Substance-Abuse-Help.com is the page that explains the benefits of getting help and how to pick the right kind of help. Since no two individual addiction cases are alike, it is essential to figure out what kind of help people need on a case-by-case basis. Some people will benefit from therapy sessions while others with more severe addictions will likely need to undergo a detox and/or behavioral therapy before they can reenter society.

Anybody can access the helpful information at Substance-Abuse-Help.com as well as a 24/hour helpline that is monitored by a well-trained and caring staff. It is never too late to get help for a substance abuse addiction. Whether a person has a problem with prescription pills, alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, or designer drugs, the Substance Abuse Help Group exists to help. For more information please call 1-855-842-0102.

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