Prescription Drug Abuse: Watch Out For These Drugs

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The prescription drug abuse treatment in California is touted among the best in the United States. For further information on prescription drug abuse, call the Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline at 866-450-1557. Our representatives are committed to your well-being and strive to ensure a sustained recovery.

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Prescription Drug Abuse: Watch Out For These Drugs A pervasive ill plaguing our society is the prescription drug abuse and people of any age group can become its victim. Of all the drugs antidepressants are more likely to be abused especially by youngsters. Stimulants and tranquilizers are also commonly abused. It’s better to have knowledge about certain medications that are likely to be abused. Drugs which are predisposed to be abused by somebody fall into three principal categories: a Opioid: These are essentially pain killers which induce a feeling of euphoria in the users. b Tranquilizers: These medicines act as a blanket on the brain generating a calming effect as a depressant on the central nervous system. © Stimulants: By giving the proverbial kick stimulants increase brain activity by enhancing alertness and energy level.

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Some of the most commonly abused drugs are: 1. Xanax alprazolam: This drug falls under tranquilizer category which depresses the central nervous system of a person. Prescribed to treat panic disorder and serious anxiety people often abuse Xanax owing to its sedative and relaxing effects. By far this is the most abused drug in the market. 2. Klonopin Valium: These drugs also have similar effects like Xanax and are mostly abused for inducing ’highs’ akin to alcohol. People under the influence of Klonopin Valium become talkative feel inebriated and relaxed just like after a heavy boozing session. These drugs can prove to be lethal in case of an overdose. 3. Oxycodone: This drug falls under the category of opioid which alters the way the brain reacts to pain. Also known as OxyContin it induces a euphoric and sedative effect on the user and is often compared with heroin. It is quite expensive and to procure it the addicts often resort to stealing and other petty crimes. 4. Codeine Purple Drank: Codeine is primarily used with other medicines to reduce pain and incessant coughing and is used in strong cough syrups. But because of its highly sedative effect Codeine has made its way to the list of highly abused drugs. When consumed in a high quantity it can alter the level of consciousness. 5. Demerol Darvocet: These drugs were pulled off the shelves in the U.S. in 2010 because of their side effects of contributing to heart ailments. Being painkillers these medicines bring in immediate results. But over a period of time people become resistant to it and the tolerance level increases significantly. So as the dosage increases it gives way to a rampant abuse. 6. Amphetamine: This drug falls under the category of stimulants. Because of its immediate effect on a person it has earned the sobriquet of ‘speed’. An addict under its influence develops a false notion of euphoria excitement and a sense of wellbeing. It also boosts confidence and motivation level. 7. Ritalin: Prescribed for the treatment of ADHD it is used for the central nervous system and often becomes a habit in users leading to any subsequent abuse. Because of the over-the-counter availability and being a frequently prescribed drug it has become a highly abused prescription drug. Even if somebody in the family is taking these medicines for any medical condition under the supervision of a doctor you still need to be vigilant so that it doesn’t get abused. If you find a loved one in the family abusing a prescribed drug immediately seek prescription drug addiction help from any credible rehab center in the vicinity.

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The prescription drug abuse treatment in California is touted among the best in the United States. For further information on prescription drug abuse call the Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline at 866-450-1557. Our representatives are committed to your well-being and strive to ensure a sustained recovery. How it begins The habit mostly starts from painkillers prescribed by doctors to treat certain conditions after making individual analysis of patients. But since these medicines also help people lead a productive life by keeping problems like depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD at bay many start taking it regularly without considering the aftermath. Taking these medicines other than ways prescribed by doctors invites trouble. And the long and acrimonious battle with prescription drug abuse begins from there. One must approach prescription drug abuse helpline in that case. People also have a false notion that prescription drugs are way less harmful than other opioids as these are prescribed by doctors. Since such medicines provide the desired high and relieve pain it is often perceived as an elixir. However the fact is abusing prescription drugs is as illegal as taking any other illicit drug. Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline www.prescriptiondrugabusehelpline.com

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