Do you know how to recognize addiction to pharmaceuticals?

Prescription drug abuse can starts, in many cases, when a person is injured or sick a prescribed a powerful medication. A number of different medications are habit forming and if a person does not take painkillers as directed or needs more than the normal amount to function, it could indicate a problem.

So what are the major symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

  • Changes in mood
  • Irritability or aggressiveness
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Lying, theft or “doctor shopping”
  • Withdrawal from loved ones

 

Choose to take action

Prescription drug abuse can take over someone’s life but thankfully there is a way to break free. Finding a good treatment program can help a person get sober and stay that way. A good treatment program will make sure to address the addiction along with any and all underlying or co-occurring issues such as a mental health disorder to ensure a long lasting recovery.
Help is available. All anyone has to do is pick up the phone. Prescription Drug Addiction Help is here to assist those struggling with prescription drug dependence so that they can best move forward in their lives. If you or your loved one is dealing with this problem, you can call us at any time for more information on how to get started on your journey to recovery today.

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