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what are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 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 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 44-year-old member asked:

What older age groups are at risk of prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Drug abuse: All age groups are at risk. Older folks are less likely to misuse/abuse but they are not totally immune.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What could cause prescription drug abuse?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Prescription drugs have a street value. Thus they are stolen and sold. People take opioids for non medical reasons in order to get high and escape reality.

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