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The Most Addictive Prescription Drugs

Prescription medications help people deal with pain and treat a wide range of medical conditions. They can be highly effective when used properly and per physician recommendations. When abused, taken improperly, or used in ways other than prescribed, prescription drugs can become addictive. What’s worse, they have the potential for producing dangerous adverse medical effects,…

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5 Ways Addicts Get Prescription Drugs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription painkiller abuse has reached epidemic levels. More than 50 million people have used prescription drugs for a reason other than what they are medically prescribed for at least once in their lifetimes, reports the National Institute on Drug Abuse. If those statistics aren’t alarming enough,…

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Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Teen prescription drug abuse is often attractive to teenagers over illicit drugs. Because these drugs are allowed under a doctor’s guidance, many teenagers are lulled into a false sense of security that the drugs are actually safe. However, these medications are offered under a doctor’s direction for a reason. When taken too long or in…

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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

You can’t open the newspaper or the Internet without seeing stories about prescription medication abuse and addiction. It has, unfortunately, reached epidemic levels. In the middle of the problem, we find teens who are becoming addicted to their anxiety medications or picking up painkillers on the streets. Therefore, one of the only ways a parent…