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What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

Pain Meds: If you mean abuse of pain medication then it is a constant thought and activity pattern with the goal of obtaining the pain medication. ...Read more

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Dr. John Kim
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Prescription Drug Abuse (Definition)

Prescription drug abuse is a symptom in which a person is taking prescription drugs to have fun, to get high, to experiment with different drug effects, or to satisfy a drug addiction. The drugs are often obtained illegally, even though they are legal drugs when used properly for the persons and purposes that ...Read more


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How serious is prescription drug abuse? And what do they define as abuse?

Formal answer: Use = use abuse = use when you have on good authority not to use. (tobacco use is always abuse). Alcohol use in under 21 yo is always abuse. Illicit drug use is always abuse. Addiction = drug seeking, dose increasing, losing interest in healthy activities. Dependence = having physical symptoms of illness if drug is not used. ...Read more

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How serious a problem is prescription drug abuse?

Drug abuse: Very serious - to the extent that current practices are being forced to change by government forced guidelines in which pain medications will be very difficult to get. ...Read more

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Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Yes: Ther are 12 panel drug test avialable you could do it at home. ...Read more

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What should I do to help prescription drug abuse?

What should I do to help prescription drug abuse?

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. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find information for prescription drug abuse?

Prescription drug : Abuse. Here is an outstanding site: http://www.Drugabuse.Gov/drugs-abuse/prescription-drugs. ...Read more

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What could cause prescription drug abuse?

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. ...Read more

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How does prescription drug abuse develop?

Abuse: By taking too many pain medications for a long period of time. Usually at the fault of the patient. ...Read more

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What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

Abuse: Lack of monitoring, euphoric effects, easy access, avoiding withdrawal, doctor-shopping, tolerance. Outcome is dependency (addiction) & more suffering & resistance to tx. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Drug Addiction (Definition)

Drug addiction is a dangerous condition where people are addicted to, or dependent on, illicit or other ...Read more