When you think of drug abuse, you probably think of alcohol, cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. You probably do not assume drug abuse is a serious problem when it comes to prescription medications. But according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, prescription meds are the third most abused type of drug.
In the state of Maryland, there is growing support for legalizing marijuana. Thus far, however, the General Assembly has approved and signed into law only medical marijuana.
Maryland is cracking down on abuse of prescription pain relievers. Unfortunately, overzealous enforcement can result in criminal charges for people who make innocent mistakes.