Prescription drugs are America’s secret addiction because of the people that take them for non medical purposes. Prescription drugs pose a real threat to people due to the fact that they are powerful, easy to get and are legal.
Many people are prescribed these drugs for legitimate reasons but then begin to like how they make them feel. They then start to shop around for more physicians that will write these drugs for them, without the doctor knowing that they are already taking them under the supervision of another physician. These people will also use multiple pharmacies to fill their prescriptions, in order not to get caught with multiple physicians and prescriptions for the same drugs. This leads to dependency on this drug and furthers the disease to prescription drug addiction.
As with any addiction, the abuse of prescription drugs can also cause physical and mental problems. It can have a heavy role on your family life as well as your job performance and every functioning part of your life. This will continue to get worse if not addressed and dealt with on a daily basis.
Prescription drugs are very powerful and can be just as powerful, if not more powerful, than street drugs because of their intense effects. Opioids, depressants and stimulants all have their own effects on the individual. The use of these prescription drugs can lead you to searching physicians, stealing prescriptions, robbery of pharmacies and also to the streets to find anyone that can lead you to get a new supply.
Prescription drug abuse is a very hard addiction to try to end alone. Detoxification of these powerful medicines is highly recommended, along with a treatment program to get you or your loved one back to living a life drug and addiction free. We can help find the program and facility that is best for the addiction treatment needed.