Prescription Drugs Are Making Parents More Overwhelmed Than Ever Before

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Prescription drugs are making parents more overwhelmed than ever before about their teenaged child! Why must they worry so much about their teenaged child? “When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want to stop, you can’t…” (Davies). This quote signifies that adolescents and adults have the option to quit or not try the drug when being introduced, but when they get started on the drug and they are thinking abouting quitting, they cannot because of the addiction they have on the drug. Each day they try to stay away from the drug, but they are have really bad withdrawals. Middle and high schools should inform parents about the strategies for preventing, recognizing, and addressing prescription drug abuse.
Addiction starts with abuse. Prescription drug abuse is the use of prescription medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor, in such as the feelings one gets from the drug (“Prescription Drug Abuse”). The use of prescription drugs goes back 100 of years to when Laudanum, and mixture of opium and alcohol was abused. That drug was an remedy for pain, anxiety, coughing and Diarrhea. In the 1800’s that specific drug was used by doctors. The usual addict of Laudanum was caucasian women. Men had their addicts too but they were addicted to alcohol. Women weren’t able to go to saloons, bars, or be seen drinking so they would go to doctors for the addicted medicine. But, they got them for pregnancy problems, childbirth, menstrual cramps, and or, emotional

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