dangers of prescription painkillers

Dangers of Prescription Painkillers

An estimated 18 million Americans misuse prescription painkillers each year. This addiction starts with one or more medications that a trusted doctor originally prescribed to treat severe pain and extreme discomfort. Many people who develop an opioid use disorder have it occur because of misusing prescription painkillers. However, there are numerous dangers of prescription painkillers,…

woman struggles with prescription drug addiction

How to Help Someone with a Prescription Addiction

It has been estimated that tens of millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each year. While these medications would have been originally prescribed by a trusted doctor to treat pain and discomfort, addiction is all too common. Finding a path toward prescription addiction recovery can be a challenge for the individual with the substance use…

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Most Commonly Abused Prescriptions

Prescription addiction occurs when a person uses prescribed medications outside of their doctor’s recommendations or inadvertently develops a dependency upon their medication. It may also occur when a person uses a prescription that is not their own. This type of addiction carries numerous risks, including overdose, organ damage, and mental health disorders. Treatment can be…