What is Prescription Drug Abuse?
According to the United States government, you are abusing prescription drugs if you take medication in any way the doctor did not prescribe them.
In other words, if you are using someone else’s prescription, you’re abusing prescription drugs. Moreover, if you’re taking more of the medication, or taking it more often than the doctor said to, you’re misusing prescription drugs.
The cause of prescription drug abuse on a larger scale dates back to the late 1900s. At this point, pharmaceutical companies assured doctors and physicians that opioid prescriptions did not pose a risk of addiction to the public.
The companies were right, to a certain extent. As long as people used the medications for short periods as the doctors prescribed, there was little risk of addiction. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Some people feel like they need to take more medication for the pain to go away. Some people liked the way the drugs made them feel. Either way, for many of these medications, it was and is still easy to get addicted to them.
Therefore, there is an ever-increasing need for a Colorado prescription drug addiction treatment center.