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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction



Prescription drugs are only for the reason the doctor intended. Those are the drugs which are used for the medical purpose and most often as painkillers, antidepressants, and sleeping pills. However, if those drugs are taken for a prolonged period or beyond the prescribed time then there a high risk of getting Prescription Drug Addiction.

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in prescription drug misuse or abuse and there many reasons for the rise; few might be easy availability of drugs to more people as increased the opportunity for abuse greatly. Doctors prescribed more often and for a longer period than actually required for patients than ever before and also Online pharmacies make it easy to get these drugs even for children or teens.

Most often people don’t begin taking prescription drugs with the intention of becoming an addict, they start any medicine with the intention of gaining some relief from their pain. However, few get addicted to the pleasure they get as a side effect of the medicine and eventually to the medicine. In an attempt to reduce the pain even further and enhance the feeling of pleasure, individuals begin to take more medication. A tolerance to the prescription drug is gradually developed, so now more and more is required to produce the initial effect.

Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction in Adults

Prescription Drug Addiction

  • Losing prescriptions and requesting replacements regularly
  • Crushing or breaking pills
  • Stealing or borrowing prescription medications from family members, friends, or co-workers
  • Consuming prescriptions much faster than indicated
  • Visiting multiple doctors for similar conditions
  • Inconsistent answers to questions about prescription usage
  • Stealing or forging prescriptions
  • Consumption of over-the-counter drugs for the same conditions that a doctor has prescribed other medication
  • Ordering prescription medications over the internet frequently
  • Noticeable mood swings and Changing sleep patterns corresponding to availability or absence of prescription drugs
  • Increasing irritability, especially when prescriptions are unavailable

Prescription Drug Addiction Behavior

  1. Always follow the prescription medication directions carefully.
  2. Don’t increase or decrease medication doses without talking with your doctor first.
  3. Never stop taking medication on your own.
  4. Be clear about the drug’s effects on driving and other daily tasks.
  5. Learn about possible interactions of the prescription medicine with alcohol and other prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
  6. Talk honestly with your doctor about any history of substance abuse disorder.
  7. Never allow other people to use your prescription medications and don’t take theirs.

Do not take it casually if you notice above sings in you or in your loved ones, prescription drug addiction can be equally dangerous if not acted upon at right time. There are treatments, including non-addictive medications that can help people counteract the symptoms of prescription drug addiction and regain control. Contact Cadabam’s today @+91 96111 94949 for more details about the best treatment options.