Prescription Painkiller Abuse


Prescription Painkiller Abuse – Clip thanks to Painkiller abuse continues to rise in adults as well as in teens. For adults, it usually starts with an injury. They are given a prescription for their pain. After the pain is or should be gone, the patient feels like they cannot possibly function without more pain pills and the abuse begins. Teens can get it from the medicine cabinet at home or a relative’s house. They can also get it from school. Many teens sell and/or trade prescription drugs at school that they get from home. In either case, this epidemic is on the rise because prescription pain killers are very easy to get. Using these prescription drugs alters brain function. Drug abusers experience a rush of pleasurable feelings but these feelings do not last, and continued drug abuse can lead to addiction. Just as people who are addicted to illegal drugs, prescription drug abusers experience cravings, addiction, withdrawal, physical dependency and other dangerous, even fatal side effects. Taking a large dose of the drugs could lead to severe breathing difficulty, irregular heartbeat, seizures, or dangerously high body temperature. Prescription drugs are one of the most widely used drugs second only to marijuana abuse. Until there is a way to intervene into this epidemic most doctors are doing what they can to help take better control over prescription aspect of this situation. They are suggesting universal precautions doctors must take when prescribing pain medication. These


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