Addiction to Prescription Drugs

When most people picture drug addicts, they think of individuals living on the streets who commit crimes to pay for their drug habit. Images of an addict sticking a needle in his or her arm, or smoking a marijuana joint, adorn antidrug literature in our schools. Few people stop to think that their daughter, favorite aunt, or the person in the cubicle next to them at work may very well be a prescription drug addict.

Properly used, prescription drugs can alleviate pain, help you sleep, make you feel happy, and cure any number of ailments. Taking a pill to help you feel better has become part of modern culture. Most people are taught as children that physicians are good people who will never hurt their ...

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