Archive for February 22, 2017
Prescription drug addiction is a growing epidemic in our country. It is one of the overlooked types of addiction, because the possession of prescription drugs is not illegal in itself. Even controlled prescriptions can be legally given to an individual. This makes it easier to access, more difficult to refrain from, and harder to identify a growing addiction problem. If you or someone you know is struggling with prescription abuse, consider the following characteristics of an opiate dependency.
Frequency of use
Most prescriptions are prescribed with a recommended dosage instruction. It is often in the form of X pills X times per day. There may be some amount of variation in the prescription, such as with pain medications. The pain medication may provide the patient with a limit, rather t