Addiction Topic Keyword: Prescription Drug Use (p. 1 of 1)

  • Teens Abusing Prescription Medications

    Teens Abusing Prescription Medications

    Back in the "good old days," it seemed that parents worried more about their teenagers taking illegal or "street" drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or similar drugs than they did about their teenagers taking prescription or "legal" drugs. The danger of teenagers taking illegal drugs still exists; unfortunately, the incidences of teenagers taking and abusing prescription drugs are rising....

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  • Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse." There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
    What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...

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  • What are Prescription Drugs?

    What are Prescription Drugs?

    Prescription drugs are medications that doctors prescribe to patients after the patient has visited the doctor's office looking for help with a sickness or ailment the patient thinks that they may have. Most often the patient will shows signs of symptoms that lead them to believe that they are sick, in pain, or under some type of stress that requires a prescription medication in order to...

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  • What is Prescription Misuse and Abuse?

    What is Prescription Misuse and Abuse?

    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...

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  • 4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    Prescription pain relievers containing opioids have been, and currently still are, among the most common prescription drugs abused. When opioid pain medications are used inappropriately they can induce a sense of euphoria because they stimulate specific parts of the brain involved with pleasure. For this reason, prescription painkillers have become popular drugs of choice among teens and young...

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  • How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    Numerous prescription drugs can be abused but there's several classifications of medications that are most commonly abused and they all have a different effect on the body. The three classes of prescription drugs that are most commonly and widely abused include; opioids which are most often prescribed for the treatment of pain, central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants), and stimulants...

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  • Opiate Addiction Aftercare Counseling and Therapy Programs

    Opiate Addiction Aftercare Counseling and Therapy Programs

    One of the most important things for you to consider when it comes to drug abuse and substance abuse is that each type of drug addiction requires a different type of recovery or help. What this means is that if you are addicted to marijuana, an opiate drug rehab program is not going to deliver the results that you seek. If you are addicted to an opiate drug, then finding help from a marijuana or...

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  • Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    All drugs of abuse have a negative impact on a person's life when they're abused, especially once a person develops addiction to one of them. Some drugs like heroin are very powerful and addictive and can lead to physical dependence very quickly with frequent use. Throughout the United States alone thousands of people have overdosed on heroin and sadly many have not survived.
    Some people...

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