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Prescription drugs

Prescription Drugs

If you or someone close is addicted to prescription medications and can’t quit, call one our experienced referral counselors at 1-888-488-8434. We can offer various options to bring solutions into action. Call, we will guide you and do all we can to help bring peace of mind to you and your loved one.

In the last twenty years or so the use of prescription drugs, medications, has increased to alarming numbers across Canada. Reports from Newfoundland through Ontario and Alberta into British Columbia, prescription drug abuse attacks and destroys so many lives. Children loosing mothers and fathers, husbands watching their wifes degrade and employers losing their employees to prescription medication abuse is definitely cause for alarm.

Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs have four classes of drugs: Depressants,  (CNS, Central Nervous System) drugs, used to slow brain function which include sedatives and tranquilizers. Opioids and morphine, meaning painkillers. Most of these drugs contain a drug called opium or its derivative to relieve pain. Then there are the stimulants, these are intended to increase energy or alertness and have the effect of increase blood pressure, breathing and heart rate. Next is the antidepressants, psychiatric medication that appear to be used to handle depression. Any of these medication classes and their hundreds of pharmaceutical brand names are being abused by teens, and adults.

Pain Relief

Oxy-contin bottleThis type of medication is prescribed for physical pain, such as those given after a traumatic accident, an operation or any situation that requires pain relief. They include Percocet, Oxycodone, Morphine, Fentanyl and a whole list of others. These are very potent medications and are expected to be taken by following a very precise dosage as prescribed by a qualified physician. In the last decade there have been more requests for help with Oxycodone addiction then heroin.

Stimulants

The next widely abused prescription drug is in the family of stimulants. These include such brand names as; Ritalin, Dexedrine, Biphetamine or better known as Speed, Uppers and Bennies. In the same category is included Cocaine and amphetamines. When used too long it causes the person to feel hostilities and paranoia; they can cause irregular heart beat and increase body temperature. Because the high is short lived and the immediate side effect is exhaustion, apathy and depression, the stimulant prescriptions drug quickly leads the user wanting more drugs. Stimulants are highly addictive and physically damaging.

People that get addicted to prescription drugs will tend to increase the dosages on a regular basis. This reacts on the body to create a dependency of the drug and the body can not survive well without its required dose. Because the person cannot easily get these levels of dosage from a medical doctor they resort to the black market, street drug dealers or worse, crimes such as seen when a local pharmacy are held up or broken into. In some areas of Canada people have begun to produce their own clandestine brand of amphetamines.

Prescription Drug Abuse Help

So the moral of the story is, if you have a prescription drug medication to take follow the dosage exactly and when it’s done, it’s done. Call us and speak with a professional counselor in the field of drug rehab. Most likely a medical detox will be necessary before any type of drug rehabilitation can occur.

If you or someone you know is already addicted to a prescription medication you should give us a call.

 

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