Prescription drug addiction is a nation-wide epidemic and continues to grow. Prescription drug abuse or addiction can often go undetected. There are three categories of prescription medication commonly prescribed. This includes painkillers, stimulants, and tranquilizers. Doctors and pharmacists emphasize the importance of taking these medications exactly as prescribed.

The misuse of painkillers has led to an opioid epidemic resulting in a national health crisis. Opioid-related overdoses and deaths are occurring at an alarming rate as more people use them for recreational purposes. Ordering opioids online makes them easily accessible and attainable. When a person buys drugs online from an illegal source, there is no way to tell what fillers are used in the drug. For example, some contain household chemicals, artificial fillers, other more potent drugs, or other substances. The medication can also be contaminated or counterfeit.

Stimulants are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and are obtained by people without a prescription to lose weight, hyper-focusing, or avoiding sleep for long periods. Stimulant drugs release slowly and last for a long time. Pleasurable feelings produced by stimulants make it hard to stop using them.

Benzodiazepines are a class of medication that act as a tranquilizer and are used to reduce anxiety, stress, and disruptive sleep patterns. The most commonly abused tranquilizers include Klonopin, Xanax, Valium, and Ativan. Many people who abuse these medications obtain them from family or friends. Never share prescription medication with anyone. Not only is it illegal, but sharing prescription medication can lead to serious health complications, especially if that person is taking other medication. Also, the person you share with may be struggling with a substance use disorder or addiction. Supplying medication will only fuel their addiction.

If you or your loved one suffers from a prescription drug addiction, you are not alone. Recovery is possible with the right treatment. Therapeutic therapies can keep you off prescription drugs so you can heal naturally with holistic treatment. Do not wait to get help. Make the life-saving choice to get help today.

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