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How can you tell if someone is addicted to pain medication?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Addiction: They use meds when they do not have pain, they take at times more than they should, they take meds by the clock and either on or before the hour. They lose control over themselves. They take the meds without realizing any harm.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the signs that someone is addicted to pain medication?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Increased demand: Although the demand may come from pain or worsening pain, the medications may be habit forming. "lying" about the amount taken, "losing" pills, taking more than prescribed, and sometimes getting an additional doctor to "double prescribe" are all signs of potential problems.

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