Prescription Drug Abuse

When you watch TV these days, you will often hear of celebrities and other community figures abusing doctor prescribed medication. While not all celebrities abuse prescription drugs, being high profile surely gets them far more interest. The most serious and serious news of prescription drug misuse was with the death of pop legend Michael Jackson. The singer, after his death, found to be abusing Propofol and a cocktail of other medications.

Although recreational drugs can be just as unsafe, there’s a massive difference among these and prescription medications. Many times, the events leading to prescription drug abuse follow a mishap, personal injury or sickness. The person may become accustomed to the impact of the drug and must increase use to obtain the feeling. Substance abuse can quickly ensue and the person wants greater amounts of the drug, which can often result in accidental death by overdose.

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