Rx Pill Abuse On the Rise Among Women

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Rx Pill Abuse On the Rise Among Women
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 11:57am

An alarming number of women are turning to prescription pills to get ahead or even just to keep up. 

Overworked, overwhelmed and overscheduled women juggling families, friends and careers are turning to stimulants, painkillers and anti-anxiety meds to help launch them through endless to-do lists.

"Women load their lives with so much that they get in over their heads, and some turn to prescription pills to cope," says Talia Witkowski, a psychologist in Los Angeles.

Many people blame Superwoman Syndrome for causing this increase in prescription pill abuse among women?  What do you think? 

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Registered: 07-08-2003
Mon, 03-15-2010 - 12:34pm
I can totally see that. I actually know someone who was given prescription cough syrup for a legitimate cough