a picture of pill containers showing the most abused prescription drugs

In recent years, the nation has seen an explosion in prescription medication abuse. Many experts now consider this to be one of the worst drug epidemics the country has ever experienced. In fact, this is something that should trouble us all. At this time, it’s safe to say that the most abused prescription drugs are…

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a person looking at their medicing wondering if they show painkiller addiction signs

There were over 250 million prescriptions were written for prescription painkillers in 2012. The current opioid epidemic claims the lives of countless Americans every year. Painkiller addictions are affecting every corner of the country. It is important to know how to recognize the signs of addiction to protect yourself and loved ones from potential drug…

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man engaging in pill popping prescription drug abuse

There’s a drug epidemic in the United States, and it’s been going on for years. Every year, tens of thousands of people die from drug overdoses, and many people think this has to do with illicit drugs like heroin, cocaine and meth. While these drugs are a major cause of drug-related deaths, the biggest problem…

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doctor warns patient about prescription medication abuse

Although prescription medication abuse is now a topic of common knowledge, many people still assume that if doctors are allowed to recommend something, going a little farther with it can’t be so bad. The truth is, especially with opiate medications such as Percocet or OxyContin, anyone who steps outside carefully regulated therapeutic boundaries is playing…

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percocet

It’s frightening to see so many Americans struggling with opioid abuse. While that also includes substances like heroin and the deadly fentanyl, we want to focus on prescription painkillers, notably Percocet. By making this very comment, we have already addressed the question, “Is Percocet an opioid?” The answer is an emphatic yes. An opioid addiction…

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spilled pill bottle as a result of a xanax overdose

Any discussion about Xanax abuse has to address the fact that, yes, prescription medication can be addictive. If you have fallen victim to your prescription or buy Xanax on the streets, you are taking unnecessary risks. Xanax acts to depress the central nervous system. If you have an anxiety or panic disorder, Xanax could be…

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drug syrup pours onto a spoon showing an example of schedule 5 drugs

Among all the ways to classify a substance, drug scheduling may be the easiest to understand. When a client enters a drug addiction treatment center in Kemah TX, this is one of the things that therapists help them to learn. Some of the drugs that have the least potential for abuse are schedule 5 drugs.…

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orange prescription bottle spills white pills on blue background showing what is oxycontin

What is Oxycontin? It is a brand name for oxycodone, a time-released opioid use to treat moderate to severe pain. The effects of Oxycontin are long-lasting – up to 12 hours. Oxycontin is among the most popular of all pain relievers because it is highly potent. For this reason, Oxycontin is also one of the…

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large pile of yellow white and orange pills show what is vicodin

What is Vicodin? It is a pain medication made from a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. So, what is Vicodin used for? Doctors prescribe Vicodin to relieve moderate to severe pain. When you take Vicodin, you may feel a bit euphoric as your pain steadily decreases. This reaction in your body is what makes Vicodin…

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white pill bottle with white pills spilled on table and person holding some pills showing the long term side effects of xanax

Xanax is a potent benzodiazepine that is used to treat anxiety or depression. Although Xanax was designed to be a short-term drug (prescriptions up to six weeks), doctors continue to prescribe Xanax long after its intended use. As a result, you may experience long term side effects of Xanax if you continue to use it.…

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