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When Regular Use Leads to Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse can start for teens when they or another family member are written a legitimate prescription by their family doctor. Without proper supervision or secure storage of medications, teens may be tempted to experiment with the use of these prescription pills and inadvertently develop an addiction or, worse, overdose. The results can be […]

Long-Term Health Risks of Prescription Drug Abuse

There are a number of different kinds of prescription drugs that are highly addictive and have the potential for abuse. These include opiate painkillers (e.g., OxyContin, hydrocodone), central nervous system depressants (long-term users of prescription drugs will risk health problems that include: Organ damage and failure, especially to the kidneys and liver Tolerance to the […]

Identifying Prescription Pills

“It’s not mine, Mom.” “I don’t know what it is, Dad. I’ve never seen it before.” These are likely the answers you’ll get if you find miscellaneous and unidentified pills in your son’s belongings. It can leave you in a nerve-wracking predicament. How do you figure out what type of pills your son is using? […]

Prescription Drug Abuse

Adderall Abuse Adderall is a powerful prescription drug, one that is, unfortunately, often abused by teens and young adults. The somewhat infamous drug is a potent combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, both of which act upon the central nervous system. Adderall is also a substance that many people feel is vastly overprescribed in the United […]