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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have narcotic abuse?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: Using narcotics

For reasons other than for control of severe physical pain and sometimes without a prescription.

In brief: Using narcotics

For reasons other than for control of severe physical pain and sometimes without a prescription.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Narcotic Abuse

These medications, while helpful for pain, can lead to addiction.
The medications can induce a euphoric state. Eventually, a switch turns on in the brain which causes uncontrollable cravings and an inability to control use of the drug. It takes over their life. Then, patients will do anything to get the drug-lie, steal. Untreated, death from overdose can occur. Seek help immediately.

In brief: Narcotic Abuse

These medications, while helpful for pain, can lead to addiction.
The medications can induce a euphoric state. Eventually, a switch turns on in the brain which causes uncontrollable cravings and an inability to control use of the drug. It takes over their life. Then, patients will do anything to get the drug-lie, steal. Untreated, death from overdose can occur. Seek help immediately.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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