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Addressing the Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse.


Addressing the Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

If a person feels that he is witnessing the effects of prescription drug abuse in a person, he or she should first ascertain that there is no danger of that person harming him or others. From there, he should address any physical symptoms-labored breathing, rapid or slowed heartbeat, or loss of...

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Mental Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse.


Mental Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

The intention for prescription drugs such as anti-depressants, painkillers, and stimulants, is to control the condition to the extent that a person can function normally. If a person is abusing anti-depressants or painkillers, however, they may be acting as though they are "in a fog."
Their...

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Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse.


Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

The effects of prescription drug abuse are different from those that are seen when prescription medication is taken properly. In some instances, though, it's still hard to determine if effects are being caused by abuse or if the person taking the medication is simply very sensitive to the drug's...

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Taking Medications for Non-Medical Reasons.


Taking Medications for Non-Medical Reasons

Taking medication not intended for a specific person is how prescription drug abuse often gets started among teenagers. One way this happens is that they are introduced to the drug through friends or others who themselves should not have the drug. When this is the case, the teenager may not even...

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How are Prescription Drugs Abused?.


How are Prescription Drugs Abused?

There are about as many ways that prescription drugs can be abused as there prescription drugs that can be abused. Some of the most common ways are listed below, but this should not be considered an all-inclusive list, because if a person wants to abuse a drug, that person will find a way to do...

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Why Teens May be Willing to Try Prescription Drugs.


Why Teens May be Willing to Try Prescription Drugs

Because prescription drug abuse is such a significant problem among our youth, I can't imagine being the parent of a school aged child today. Kids are approached with substance use at a much younger age anymore and prescription pills are often the type of drug adolescents and teens may be willing...

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Narcotic Painkiller Symptoms of Overdose .


Narcotic Painkiller Symptoms of Overdose

Most people don't realize there are almost 15,000 overdose deaths yearly that involve prescription pain relievers. Today, painkillers are one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States and have been for quite some time. Back in 2008 the number of overdose deaths involving powerful...

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Avoiding Harmful Drug Interactions.


Avoiding Harmful Drug Interactions

Avoid harmful drug interactions by reading the label carefully. People that intentionally abuse medications aren't the only ones that need to worry about drug interactions, anyone taking prescription drugs or over the counter medications do too. Drug interactions can be serious when certain...

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Deterring Prescription Painkiller Abuse Doesn't Seem to Stop Addicts.


Deterring Prescription Painkiller Abuse Doesn't Seem to Stop Addicts

Not everyone that's dependent on prescription painkillers and other prescribed medications started out abusing them to get high. Thousands of adults and younger people have become dependent on them for legitimate reasons due to illness or back and neck injuries.
Most prescribed narcotic pain...

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We Can't Stop People from Abusing Prescription Drugs but We Can Address the Problem.


We Can't Stop People from Abusing Prescription Drugs but We Can Address the Problem

We can't address prescription drug abuse enough because today more and more teens, young and older adults are abusing them to get high or have found themselves addicted to them due to health related pain issues.
Prescription drug addiction is very serious and unfortunately the abuse of...

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