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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 counselors at 1-888-488-8434. All your questions will be answered to the best of our knowledge and we can offer various options to bring solutions into action. Call, we will listen, guide 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

What is meant by prescription drugs, we mean 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 to party, escape some unwanted condition or to substitute illicit street drugs.

Pain Relief

The more common example is those medications prescribed for physical pain, such as those given after a traumatic accident, operation or such that requires some 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.


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. This is when you can see the destructive addictive factors involved with such drugs. Stimulants are highly addictive and physically damaging, not to mention the side effects on the mind.

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 on this 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 with money and equipment 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 not a milligram more 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 required prior to doing any type of drug rehabilitation. In any case you should contact someone who knows about the subject first.

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