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Get an Objective View of Prescription Drug Abuse

Get an Objective View of Prescription Drug AbuseWhen you or someone you love is in the midst of a prescription drug addiction, it can be difficult to know what to do. An objective view can provide clear information about prescription drug abuse.

How Can an Objective View of Prescription Drug Abuse Help Me?

An objective point of view is not influenced by personal experience or emotions. It can help you learn more about addiction and recovery without bringing tension, stress or emotional baggage into the situation.
A great benefit of therapy and rehab is the support you can receive from treatment professionals who understand what you are going through right now. Talking with loved ones and family members about addiction can often be stressful and overwhelming. By speaking with an experienced and kind addiction counselor, you can learn how to help yourself or someone you love without the complicated or uneasy feelings that loved ones can inadvertently bring to the table.

Why Do Some People Abuse Prescription Drugs?

If you have never been caught up in substance abuse or addiction, it may be difficult to understand how an addiction begins. A prescription drug addiction can begin in the following ways:

  • Many people begin using prescription drugs for a medical reason. These people may need prescription drugs for pain, for a condition such as ADD or ADHD, or for other medical reasons. Over time, the pleasurable feelings these drugs provide can lead to increased use followed by dependence.
  • People may begin using prescription drugs to fit in or to ease feelings of social discomfort.
  • People often try to self-medicate issues of anxiety, depression, past trauma or bipolar disorder through drug abuse.
  • A person may believe that prescription drugs are safer than other street drugs. Unfortunately prescription drug abuse is never safe. Prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as illegal street drugs like heroin or cocaine. They can lead users into a false sense of safety and leave them just as addicted as if they abused a street drug.
  • Many people are not aware that prescription drug abuse is just as illegal as any other type of drug use. If you take a prescription drug that is not yours or if you obtain a prescription drug above the legal limit, you are committing a crime.

Prescription Drug Abuse Help

Are you or is someone you love dependent on prescription drugs? If you are concerned about your situation, please call our prescription drug abuse helpline. Our experienced and caring counselors deal with different drug abuse situations every day. We understand what you are going through, and our counselors can provide a free, simple assessment of your situation over the phone.

If you want to seek help for yourself or a loved one, we can connect you to treatment resources for some of the top rehab programs in the United States and Canada. We would be very happy to help you find intervention, detox, rehab and counseling assistance for you and your family. We will even be happy to help you find treatment that is covered under your insurance provider. Please call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline today to find out how we can help you.

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