An average of 21 Utah residents die because of pain prescription abuse every single month. It is important to understand that prescription medication must not be shared or misused and this can often have quite cataclysmic after effects.
Now and then, people have had a bad headache or knee injury perhaps and simply popped someone else’s prescription pill. There may eventually be a dependency on a drug that is not prescribed for that person or their kind of pain, which eventually leads to abuse and overdosing.
Have you been taking someone else’s Ritalin to study better, or using a sedative not prescribed to you for better sleep? If you are dependent on someone else’s prescription medication, you need to check if you are in fact addicted.
Many students are dragged into such habits, and take such enhancement or stimulant drugs that end up with them becoming dependent and abusive. As tolerance to the drug develops over time, many overdose. It is important to understand that each drug may have a different effect on different people. Persons using such drugs have to be very careful about how they use it, as one drug that helps someone may have an adverse effect on someone else.
Combining certain over the counter medication, such as one for a cold with a stimulant, can lead to serious conditions like irregular heartbeat or critically high blood pressure. Drug use is something that must not be done without a clear physician’s directive. However, prescription drug abuse is treatable in Utah.
With careful intervention, timely support and rehabilitation, lives can be saved and an early understanding of the condition could save many lives.