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Prescriptive Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction is the use of a prescription medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor, prescription drugs are prescribed by doctors for a variety of reasons often following a medical procedure or for treating chronic pain.
In recent years, the misuse of prescription painkillers has become increasingly prevalent, as has the misuse of prescription benzodiazepines and stimulant medications.
Prescriptive Drug Addiction - Facing Addiction

A major health concern

Prescription drug addiction has become a major health concern and is taking devastating toll on individuals, families and communities across the globe.

Prescriptive drug addiction may not be immediately noticeable, the most immediate changes will be in the person’s mood and behaviour. They may begin to act differently towards those they’re closest to and may feel on edge if they’re unable to obtain the drugs they want.

Some common signs and symptoms of a prescription addiction may include:

  • Neglecting their responsibilities at work, school and home
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Increased irritability
  • Doctor shopping (bouncing from one doctor to another)
  • Increased fatigue and drowsiness
  • Lack of personal hygiene

Teens and adults abuse prescriptive drugs for many reasons, such as:

  • To feel good or get high
  • To relax or relieve tension
  • To reduce appetite or increase alertness
  • To experiment with the mental effects of the substance
  • To maintain an addiction and prevent withdrawal
  • To be accepted by peers or to be social
  • To try to improve concentration and academic or work performance

Prescriptions shouldn’t imprison you.

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