Prescription drug abuse can affect any country through a range of substances. The most prevalent issues tend to involve opioids (painkillers), depressants (sleeping pills and anxiety medication) and stimulants (ADHD medication).
It is important for healthcare providers across Europe to be able to tackle the problem of drug dependency in a positive manner. This means creating strong EU drug laws that help the addict.
It is important for European nations to tackle the issue of abusing prescription drugs before it gets out of control. It is also important to provide a safe way of dealing with synthetic opioids for substitution medication.
Both issues have to lead to some different policies across the continent. …