Prescription Drugs In Today’s World
A prescription drug is a licensed medicine that is regulated by legislation to require a prescription before it can be obtained. The term
is used to distinguish it from over-the-counter drugs which can be obtained without a prescription. Different jurisdictions have different definitions of what constitutes a prescription drug. Prescription drugs are generally authorized by veterinarians – dentists – optometrists & medical practitioners. Just like any other drug – prescription drugs can be abused and addictio n can take place.
What Are the Symptoms From Prescription Drug Abuse?
on drugs are the second most commonly abused drug – behind marijuana and ahead of cocaine – heroin – methamphetamine and o ther drugs. The National Institute of Health estimates that close to twenty percent of people in the USA have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons.
Some prescription drugs can become addictive – especially when they are used in a manner inconsistent with their labeling or for reasons they were not prescribed. Those include narcotic painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin – sedatives & tranquilizers like Xanax or Valium – & stimulants like Dexedrine – Adderall or Ritalin. Our OxyContin detox provides great medical care as well as balanced nutritional program. We also specialize in methadone detox as well.
Steroid abuse is also on the rise. Steroids are prescription drugs that are legally prescribed to treat a variety of medical conditions that cause the loss of lean muscle mass – such as cancer & AIDS.
In 2000 – about 43 percent of hospital emergency admissions for drug overdoses (nearly a half of a mill
ion people) happened because of misused prescription drugs. This type of drug abuse is increasing partially because of the availability of drugs – including online pharmacies that make it easier to get the drugs without a prescription – even for minors.
The number of teens & young adults (ages 12 to 25) who were new abusers of prescription painkillers grew from 400,000 in the mid 1980s to two million in 2000 – according to a study by the Substance abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. New misusers of tranquilizers – which are normally used to treat anxiety or tension – increased nearly 50 percent between 썏 & 2000 alone.
The growing population of aging Baby Boomers are also prime candidates for prescription drug abuse – intentional or not – as are the elderly. Once someone begins taking a number of pills for things like managing blood pressure & cholesterol – it becomes easier to take narcotic pain killers – prescription sleep aids and other more addictive drug
s. It also increases the risk of negative & possibly fatal interactions between drugs – especially when they are not used as prescribed.
What Are The Withdrawal Symptoms of Prescription Dru
While every drug is different – as well as each person’s level of addiction & physical state – these are the most common withdrawal symptoms from prescription drug abuse:
Emotional Withdrawal Symptoms
- Poor concentration
- Social isolation
- Physical Withdrawal Symptoms
- Racing heart
- Muscle tension
- Tightness in the chest
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea – vomiting – or diarrhea
Our Detox: Your Professional Withdrawal & Rehab Specialists
The staff at Our Rehab understand the severity of addiction & work with medical professionals to deliver competent & caring assistance to those in need. We are t
rained in detoxification & the handling of all adverse effects of withdrawal. And we have experience with detoxification from prescription drugs.
If you or someone you know is in need of help with a prescription drug habit – we urge you to call our office at 1-888-803-3869 now and one of our Withdrawal Specialists will help answer any questions you have. If Our Rehab is not the right center for you we will help direct you to a center that fits what you are looking for. The call is confidential – toll-free & we’re here 24 hours a day – seven days a week to help.