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how would educating people help stop prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It may or may not: Stop them but at least they are informed about the harm that can come to them from abusing prescription medications. It also allows for a dialogue to occur about the abuse.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I've heard different things. What exactly is prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Definition: Using prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons. This is prescription drug abuse. It is a serious and growing problem.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How does prescription drug abuse develop?

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Dr. Michael Cosenza
Podiatry 29 years experience
Abuse: By taking too many pain medications for a long period of time. Usually at the fault of the patient.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depend on the: Drug which been abuse?
A 48-year-old member asked:

Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: Ther are 12 panel drug test avialable you could do it at home.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It could be home or: Drug rehab facility, check on those they are avialable.

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