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Prescription Drugs Abuse

Written on: September 4th, 2008 By:

Over the last few years, prescription drug abuse and addiction have escalated dramatically. With easy access through the Internet, more people than ever are able to purchase these addictive medications with little or no scrutiny. Secondly, more and more pain clinics have opened their doors, creating another venue for people to access medication for pain. Before going any further, let us state that the majority of people addicted to prescription drugs started to abuse these medications after a legitimate prescription was written for them by their physician. The prescription may have been written due chronic pain, auto or sports injury, surgery or to relax strained muscles.

Prescription drugs include, but are not limited to: Vicodin , Codeine, Demerol, Dilaudid, Morphine, Oxycontin, Percocet and Xanax. All of these prescription drugs are physically and emotionally addictive and should be treated with great respect. These medications need to be used as prescribed in order to avoid an prescription drug addiction treatment. If you find yourself abusing the medication, please contact your prescribing physician immediately or call the staff at Recovery Connection.

You probably didn’t begin taking these medications with the idea in mind of becoming an addict. In general terms, you took the medication to “feel better” physically, hoping you would gain some relief from your pain. Another effect of the medication is it provides you with a feeling of “well- being”, which you may have been lacking. In an attempt to reduce the pain even further and enhance the feeling of “well-being”, you began to take additional medication. What happens is a tolerance to the drug has developed, so you now require more and more medication. Soon, the feeling of “well-being” cannot be achieved; the pain although diminished is still present; and an addiction to the prescription drug now exists as well. To get away for this i think drug rehab is vital.

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