Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction
Are you addicted to your prescription medication?
Prescription drug abuse and addiction is growing at an alarming rate. People may start using the drug as a prescribed medication, but as the person’s use extends beyond the prescribed dosage, the possibility of addiction must be determined. Like illegal “street” drugs, prescription medication abuse and addiction will affect every aspect of the individual’s life and expose him to increasing risks.
Here are nine warning signs to consider if you are having a problem related to your prescription medications:
- Need to use more medication to achieve the same results
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms if you stop or reduce the amount of medication you are taking
- Planning your life activities around medication times
- Taking more than the prescribed dose or taking the medication more frequently
- Experiencing mood swings, anger, “blackouts”, paranoia and other changes to your personality when you are over-using your medication
- Finding yourself “doctor shopping” to find a physician willing to prescribe a medication you want
- Needing to have your medication close-by at all times
- Finding other ways to acquire your medication than through a physician
- Experiencing changes in the quality of your relationships at home and at work
If you are answering “yes” to these statements then you are having a problem with your use of prescribed medication, which requires professional treatment. Don’t wait until tomorrow. Call us, we can help.
For more information, call 888-298-4673.