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These Medications Were Prescribed by a Doctor- HOW IS IT HURTING ANYONE?

Prescription Medicines Women, as well as men, are prescribed opioids, stimulants, and depressants every day to treat multiple conditions. The ultimate outcome of following through with the prescription medication regime would be to alleviate pain or eliminate the primary symptom. Often times the individuals becomes addicted to the prescription medication offering up an array of new signs and symptoms-that of substance abuse. Depending upon the prescription type and the dosage, a prescription medicine abuse can occur as quickly as within a one week time span.

Read about Women Drug Treatment’s treatment for Prescription Medication use, including the use of detox management...

Gender differences - According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Studies suggest that women are more likely than men to be prescribed an abuse-able prescription drug, particularly narcotics and anti-anxiety drugs—in some cases, 55 percent more likely.

Overall, men and women have roughly similar rates of prescription drug abuse. An exception is found among 12- to 17-year-olds. In this age group, young women are more likely than young men to use psychotherapeutic drugs non-medically. In addition, research has shown that women are at increased risk for non-medical use of narcotic analgesics and tranquilizers (e.g., benzodiazepines).

Signs of Prescription drug use:

  • Multiple Doctor visits
  • Over-medicating
  • Mood swings
  • Attempts to forge prescriptions