What is the treatment for prescription drug abuse?

It could be home or. Drug rehab facility, check on those they are avialable.
Same as non Rx. Prescription drug abuse /non prescription drug abuse just the same when it comes to treatment. Recognizing the problem, accepting responsibility for the problem, readiness to get help for the problem, and then getting into a program for that help. Depending on degree of abuse/ drug there is detox period followed by inpatient or out patient treatment program. Ongoing accountability (aa/na) help.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Definition. Using prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons. This is prescription drug abuse. It is a serious and growing problem.
Precription abuse. Using precrition medication other than intended.

What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

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.

Tomorrow I see a counselor about my prescription drug abuse and to be checked for add. What should I do to prepare?

Be yourself. & Be honest about your intention to get better and get healed. Help yourself in this healing process and be compliant with your treatment. Seek help from the almighty power above. May god bless you!
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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.
Abuse. Developing tolerance to the effects of the drug, plus fear of recurrence of symptoms if not using, basically physiological as well as psychological dependence.

What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

Addiction. Most commonly abused are pain and anxiety medications which develop tolerance. With time more is needed to get same effect. Most common cause for abuse of anything is a desire and/or need to alter something about one's current reality or "get high" quicker onset of effects leads to increased abuse potential.