Exploring the Etiologic Factors and Dynamics of Prescription Drug Abuse in Southwest Virginia

Kerry J Redican, Lydia I Marek, Donna JP Brock & Elinore F McCance-Katz
Background: Prescription drug abuse in Southwest Virginia is a serious problem affecting indi¬viduals, families, and communities. The aim of this study was to characterize and understand the extent of the prescription drug abuse problem in Southwest, Virginia as well as the dynamics that surround that abuse. More specifically, the study focused on learning the extent of the problem along with which prescription drugs are typically used prior to entering treatment, reasons for prescription drug and...