The Dangers, Causes And Risks Of Prescription Drug Addiction

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Prescription drug addiction is a major problem in the world today. Many people are getting addicted to drugs that are prescribed every day. People who are getting addicted to drugs do not realize the risks that they are taking. Risks including what drugs can do for them mentally and physically, but what it could do to their families and the people who care for them. Are prescription drugs safe or dangerous and what are the risks that could be caused from abusing drugs? Prescription drug abuse is when a person takes another person’s medication that was not prescribed to them or they abuse their own medication and take it like it is not prescribed (Drug Facts Prescription Drugs, 2005). In most cases you will see people selling their medications …show more content…
The very best way to get the appropriate help is to go through a combination of humane detoxification, medication management, and a 12-step therapeutic approach to addiction treatment (Opiate Abuse and Addiction, 2008). When a patient goes through all of these steps it is to help them get rid of their addiction but always to help find and better themselves. Detox is one of the first steps that will be taken in the rehab facility because that is where they will take all medication away and the patient will be without it so there systems can become clean (Opiate Abuse and Addiction, 2008). This step has to be one of the hardest for a patient because detoxification will take a toll on their body as well and make them seem depressed and not want to do anything and will make them tired. The rest of the steps that come next become easier and easier for a patient after they complete the detoxification …show more content…
Prescription drug addiction can cause many effect to the human body whether it be the appearance of a person or the damage it could cause to the inside of a human body. Drug addiction not only cause effects to the abusers, but to the families and loved ones trying to help them. Symptoms can easily be spotted, but some are harder to spot then others. But, it will be easy to determine when it comes to the end if a person has a drug addiction problem. The best thing for a drug abuser to do is to go to a good rehab and receive the best help that they can

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