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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Mortality : A recent cdc report shows prescription opiate abuse as the number one cause of death in us in adolescents and young adults. Other than death, dependency leads to drug seeking, theft, poor nutrition, sleep disruption, poor academics, loss of work, legal problems, dui, loss of family and friends. Couldn't find a worse thing to do.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What should I do to help prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 39 years experience
Options: If you or someone you know is abusing these drugs, there life is at risk. Seek help of an addiction medicine specialist, who can offer options such as Suboxone to wean off these drugs safely. More serious cases require detox , either inpatient or outpatient. There are many programs offered by hospitals , you should inquire at hopkins , which is local for you. It is important to get help asap.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How does prescription drug abuse develop?

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Dr. Michael Cosenza
Podiatry 30 years experience
Abuse: By taking too many pain medications for a long period of time. Usually at the fault of the patient.

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