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What is Prescription Misuse and Abuse?

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Prescription Drug use in the United States is an epidemic. If this seems like an overreaction, consider the fact that nearly 20 percent of people in the US have used Prescription Drugs for something not medically related. Not only is it a serious problem, but it continues to grow. One of the reasons it is such a big issue is because of how easy medications are to get.
Many people are buying them from others who have the prescription, they are stolen from pharmacies or doctor offices, they are bought off the streets, and many have legitimate conditions but are taking them in excess and abusing them. Prescription Drug abuse can also lead to addiction; most commonly in stimulants, narcotic pain killers, sedatives and tranquilizers. What is Drug Abuse? Drug abuse can be defined as...

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Oxycontin is a prescription painkiller used for moderate to high pain relief associated with injuries, bursitis, dislocations, fractures, neuralgia, arthritis, lower back pain and pain associated with cancer. Oxycontin contains oxycodone, an opium derivative and is produced in a time released tablet.

Oxycontin commonly referred to as OC, OX, Oxy, Oxycotton and kicker, was introduced in 1996 and has had a rapid escalation of abuse. The tablets can be chewed, crushed and snorted like cocaine, crushed and dissolved in water and then injected like heroin.

The most serious side effect is respiratory depression, particularly dangerous for the elderly. Oxycontin addiction and demand has resulted in pharmacy robberies and forged prescriptions. The estimated number of people aged 12 or older with an oxycontin addiction has increased from 1.9 million in 2002, to 3.1 million in 2004. The largest increase occurred among young adults aged 18 to 25.

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  • I lost my son due to a failed drug test. I tested positive for marijuana and cocaine. I've done drugs the first four months in hope of misscarring due to stress from her father. I'm now 27 weeks and I've been clean since the beginning of june. My baby is fine since I don't do anything anymore and the sonographer says she's developing perfect. My question is how many people have went through this with CPS, and gotten there kid back fast especially when you comply with...

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  • I agree with this article. I have a friend who undergo outpatient recovery treatment and it's totally effective.she can do something else after her sessions. And she is living a clean life now.

    Kelly Pierce @
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  • is detox vary on what kind of substance were being abused in the body? is there any kinds of detox to do in an addict depending on his behavior or amount of substance used?

    Kelly Pierce @
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  • John, you can read some articles about intervention on the internet. or find a rehabilitation center that utilize intervention and how to start up one. I hope this can help.

    Kelly Pierce @
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  • This is true. But how can I encourage someone to undergo recovery? I want to help others, especially those addicts that don't have family and friends to care about them.

    John Peterson @
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  • That is extremely sad for those children but being an ex addict myself if I read this while trying to get sober I would be VERY upset!!! How dare u say that because someone chose to be an addict that they are stuck that way! That is SO far from the truth! An addict can get help and become clean and sober and live a great life and be a GREAT parent! I've done it and I am living proof that addicts can change, they just have to want to change! I chose to receive help and found out I was...

    Tiffany @
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  • How is the methadone dosage determined for 1st time treatment seekers?

    Vince @
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  • Please help I am so lost and confused I am a heavy user of ghb I go thru about a chubby of it in about two days about 125ml a day and twice I tried to quit . I been using about six months and climb very hi fast. And stuff I get will make anyone so retarded its not funny so pure its ridiculous. I live in albeta Edmonton I had a sever episode when I quit trust time I severely hallucinated so bad a thought police and swat and gang unit were around my house and were trien to get me and had sever...

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  • Hiam a Fourty yr old women who was addicted to tramadol and co codomol. I would take Approx 20 a day for over three years. like you I have a young child and was concerned how I would be judged if I explained my addiction. Luckily I went to doctors who didnt judge and supported me he arranged for an appointment with a drug worker. The drug worker arranged for me to be put on subitec and lefexedine. The subitec was reduced and the lefexedine helped with the withdrawals. The docs will need to...

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  • I know what you mean I am addicted so much that I play every drawing, I can not go on without the thoughts that eventually I will win a big lottery. I don't know what s going to happen to me, I no longer function in society, I have become a recluse, I have no friends no life all that I do is wait for the next draw so I can play. I don't spend a lot of money but I ALWAYS have to have a few numbers

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  • That is definitely incorrect. It does cause euphoria!! Both drugs do.

    Chasity Faucett @
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  • Unfortunately people underestimate just how addictive stimulants like Adderall are. Dopamine is a powerful neurotransmitter that other stimulants don't produce at such a high rate which is why I think drugs like Adderall can be lead to dependence. My personal experience with addiction was that just as much as drugs are part of it is the psychological state of the person taking the drugs are also is powerful component.

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