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Prescription Drug FactsSiobhan Morse, Executive Director of the National Institute for Holistic AddictionStudies discusses facts about prescription drugs.What are the common misconceptions about prescription drug abuse?There is a reason that prescription drugs areintended to be taken under the direction of adoctor. If used improperly, they can bedangerous.Teens are making the decision to abuseprescription medications based onmisinformation. In fact, many people think thatabusing prescriptions drugs is safer thanabusing illicit drugs.However, as the facts will tell you, prescriptiondrugs can have dangerous short and long-term health consequences when used incorrectly.What Is Prescription Drug Abuse?Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes the medication that was prescribedfor someone else, or takes their own prescription in a manner or dosage other thanPrescription Drug Facts 2
what was prescribed.Abuse can include taking a friend or relative’s prescription to get high, to treat pain, orbecause you think it will help with studying or losing weight.What Are The Most Commonly Abused Prescription and Over-The-CounterDrugs?Opioids, such as the pain relievers, the Oxycontin and Vicodin, are commonly abused.Central nervous system depressants, for example, Xanax and Valium, and stimulantssuch as Concerta and Adderall also are the most commonly abused prescriptiondrugs.Drugs available without a prescription, also known as over-the-counter drugs can beabused. DXM, the active ingredient in most cough suppressants found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medications is one example. It’s sometimes abused to gethigh which require large doses that can be very dangerous.Do you have more questions about teenage prescription drug abuse?Our experienced counselors are available 24 hours a day to take your call and get youthe help or information you need.Call our Toll-Free Recovery Hotline at 1-800-303-2938 or visit our web site at:http://drugrehabcenter.com and discover the best treatment options for you.Our drug rehab center offers a unique and affordable holistic approach to addictiontreatment.Prescription Drug Facts 3
Our holistic addiction andtreatment program has helpedaddicts from all over the UnitedStates, Europe and Canadaovercome their substanceaddictions and achieve long termrecovery.We treat the individuals specificneeds, including working withfamilies.For more special reports on addiction issues, visit: http://rehabcentersnetwork.com/addiction-special-reportsPrescription Drug Facts 4