Articles tagged with Prescription Drugs

Addiction

From the onset of use, some prescription drugs are more addictive than others. There are certain people who will become addicted to specific drugs because they enjoy the sensations induced by the drugs. While some do not like the side effects of drugs and do not develop addictions, addiction to prescription medication is the fastest growing health concern faced in the US. Abuse of prescribed medications is the single largest cause of accidental death in the U.S.


Are You Abusing Your Prescription Medication?

If you think that someone you know might actually be abusing their prescription medication, here are some things to think about.


Drunk Driving Decreases as Drug Driving on the Rise

While substance abuse is directly detrimental to the user's health and overall well-being, the issue becomes a societal hazard when it involves driving.


How Do People Get Hooked on Hydrocodone?

Once prescription painkiller addiction has set in, which may happen after only a few days, the user will experience flu-like symptoms if they attempt to stop taking the medication. As the addiction progresses, the drug becomes more necessary to the individual.


How to Detect If You or Your Loved One is Addicted to Prescription Medication

Ask these 4 key questions to unveil whether or not someone's prescription medication use has developed into addiction.


Many Prescription Drug Users Not Aware of Driving-Related Risks

Doctors and law enforcement need to do a better job at notifying patients of the dangers of driving while on medication.


New Trends in Painkiller Abuse

For those addicted to painkillers, new trends point to a dangerous cycle of switching between drugs to try to obtain the ones that are the easiest to abuse.


Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern

According to a recent CDC report, the number of U.S. babies born withdrawing from narcotic painkillers has tripled since 1995.


Prescription Addiction on the Rise

Despite increased news coverage on the growing drug epidemic, prescription drug addiction continues to spread and the death toll continues to rise.


Prescription Drug Abuse: Teenagers Get Legally High

A 2015 research study suggests that the deadly consequences of prescription drugs are seen in teenagers as they are unaware of the full extent of its dangers.



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