Prescription Drug Abuse

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Prescription drug abuse is increasing rapidly and especially in the teen community. It’s not only in the teen community but it is estimated 52 million people use prescription drugs for non-medical reasons in their lifetime (Cite Source: searching for answers.) Medical professionals are now trying to learn the symptoms/tricks of someone who is trying to get a prescription for a non-medical use. Not only is this deviant in the medical field but also falls into the deviant behaviors of the person in the street using or selling a prescription drug.
One thing can be misinterpreted is that if you have a prescription it is not illegal for you to have. So, if you also have refills that your doctor wrote for you that is just enabling the addiction for someone that does not need them for a medical reason. The part where it becomes illegal is people are selling their prescription to other people for their own use. The 3 most common controlled prescription drugs abused are opiates, sedative-hypnotics, and stimulants. Many teenagers believe that prescription drugs are safer than street drugs and that they are not addictive (Cite Source: searching for answers). That is the dangerous thing about prescription drugs is that people don’t think of them as a drug even though it can have the same effects as other drugs. There are some doctors that are trying to fix the addiction by learning the signs of the addiction and not giving so many refills without another visit to the
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