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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…

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How to Spot a Painkiller Addiction Early

If you are concerned that yourself or a loved one has a painkiller addiction, getting treatment early is important. Addiction can occur when someone begins using illicit opioids or starts with a prescription from a doctor. We’ll look at spotting addiction early in both instances. What Is¬†Painkiller Addiction? Painkillers are typically prescription opioid medications. These…