Although prescription drugs need a prescription from a licensed physician and dispensed by a pharmacy, they can easily end up being abused by the patients or their friends. Prescription drug abuse can ruin your life.
Months or years after you begin using, you can suddenly lose your job – ruin your marriage, or even lose your kids – and that is because many employers decide to give surprise hair drug tests (which are almost impossible to beat). Continue reading “10 Tips To Avoid Prescription Drug Abuse”
The concern over prescription drug abuse has been documented in many countries. The most astonishing thing is how many teens keep using prescription medication and believe that they can safely experiment with them.
Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics
It’s believed in every 4 out of 10 teens report having taken some prescribed medication not meant for them while not even sick at least once in their lifetime. This according to research conducted for the partnership for drug-free kids.
Statistics show that 90% of high school students who abuse controlled prescriptions have a history of using other addictive drugs. Moreover, almost 15% of high school students have misused controlled perception medications beginning at 13 years of age.
But there is some good news, as teens & children who are counseled on the dangers of drug abuse are 50% less likely to use the drugs than those who don’t. Continue reading “Why Parents Should Talk To Teens About Prescription Drug Abuse”
Prescription drug abuse has become a major talking point across the world today. But not on TV drug ads! The biggest reason is simply that prescription drugs are common in today’s society.
They cover a variety of real-world needs, but the prescriptions can still be addictive. So many people don’t realize prescription drugs can be addictive, because prescription drugs can be found anywhere including on TV ads.
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