Types of Prescription Drug Abuse


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Types of Prescription Drug Abuse

  1. 1. G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment presents Types of Prescription Drug Abuse G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. http://DrugRehabCenter.Com© Copyright 2013 by G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Types of Prescription Drug AbuseSiobahn Morse, Executive Director of The National Institute for Holistic AddictionStudies, explains the types of prescription drug abuse.What is prescription drug abuse?Prescription drug abuse is illegal, and it’s defined as taking a prescription by someoneother than for whom it was prescribed or taking it in a way or manner other than theway it was prescribed to be taken.For the user, prescription drug abuse is an inexpensive way to change the way thatthey feel.What drugs are commonly abused?Commonly abused prescription drugs include opioids,narcotics, and pain relievers such as Oxycodone andVicodin.Other commonly abused prescription drugs includedepressants such as Xanax and Valium andstimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin.Who abuses prescriptions drugs?According to the National Household Survey On Drug Abuse, 36 million U.S. residentsover the age of 12 have abused prescription drugs at least once in their lifetime.This is a particularly big problem among our young people. There are 2.7 million 12-17Types of Prescription Drug Abuse 2
  3. 3. year olds who report having abused a prescription drug, and nearly 7 million 18-25year olds report having abused prescription drugs.How are prescription drugs obtained?Prescription drugs may be obtained for abuse through unethical medical professionalswho sell prescriptions. There is also something called doctor shopping where a patientcan go from doctor to doctor and have false complaints in order to obtainprescriptions.Patients can fraudulently refill prescriptions, and patients can also receive them frompeers and friends.A common way to obtain prescription drugs for abuse is from the medicine cabinet inour own home, where they can be taken from someone who has a legitimateprescription.How are prescription drugs abused?Most commonly, prescription drugs come intablets or capsules so they can be ingestedor they can be crushed and snorted throughthe nose and inhaled through the nose, alsocalled snorting.Types of Prescription Drug Abuse 3
  4. 4. Sometimes the user will mixed the crushed powder and water and inject the solution.What are the risks of abusing prescription drugs? The risks of abusing prescription drugs vary depending on the type of prescription abused, but these can include life-threatening respiratory depression, the risk of cardiac failure, cardiovascular disease, decreased heart rate, and a risk of seizure. Psychological effects of abusing prescription drugs include paranoia, social withdrawal and isolation. Thosewho abuse drugs by injecting them also run the risk of blood borne disease includingHIV and hepatitis.Do you have more questions about drug abuse and addiction?Call our Toll-Free Recovery Hotlineat 1-800-303-2938 or visit our website at: http://drugrehabcenter.comand discover the best treatmentoptions for you.Our experienced counselors areavailable 24 hours a day to takeyour call and get you the help orinformation you need. Our drugrehab center offers a unique andaffordable holistic approach to addiction treatment.Our holistic addiction and treatment program has helped addicts from all over theUnited States, Europe and Canada overcome their substance addictions and achievelong term recovery. We treat the individuals specific needs, including working withfamilies.For more special reports on addiction issues, visit: http://rehabcentersnetwork.com/addiction-special-reportsTypes of Prescription Drug Abuse 4