Prescription drug abuse
Prescription drug abuse is the use of a prescription medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor. This misuse can easily become an addiction with negative effects. People abuse prescription drugs for many reasons. Some of these include social pressure, experimenting with effects, to relieve stress, to feel high, or to increase alertness or concentration for work school. The types of drugs that people commonly misuse include painkillers, stimulants, and sedatives. Other symptoms of prescription drug abuse might include:
- Obtaining prescriptions from multiple doctors
- Changes in sleep or eating patterns
- Pretending to misplace prescriptions
- Sudden changes in mood
- Appearing high or sedated
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