Onlinedrugclass.com Teaches About the Dangers of Prescription Meds

by Mike Miller July 18, 2014

If by this point you are unaware of the horrific problem with addiction to prescription pain medication you are deaf, dumb and blind. At onlinedrugclass.com we look to educate people as to the dangers of all types of drugs. We do this by giving out facts and support those facts with real-life examples.

Following are the ABCs of prescription medication abuse. As reported in beta.dosomething.org.

Definition

Prescription drug abuse is taking the drug as it was not intended to be taken. This includes taking a drug without a prescription, taking someone else's prescription, or taking a drug to experience a “high” or other effects the drugs is not meant for.

Most Commonly Abused Drugs

Painkillers such as OxyContin or Vicodin, stimulants such as Adderall or Concerta, and depressants such as Xanax or Valium are the most commonly abused prescription drugs.

Danger

Abusing prescription drugs is very dangerous. Any drug has side effects that doctors carefully explain to patients before prescribing them. Not knowing the details of side effects of medications before taking them is hazardous to health.

Many abusers mix prescription drugs with alcohol or other drugs, which makes them even more dangerous.

College Statistics

About 2 in 3 college students are offered prescription drugs by their senior year. Around 1/3 of college students will abuse prescription drugs during their college career. Why do you think college students would use and abuse prescription medication?

The top reasons college students abuse prescription drugs are, academic pressures, maintaining focus with late-night study sessions, and dieting purposes.

The average age when prescription drug abuse starts is around 21. So if abusers are in college, they are either juniors or seniors.

Who are the Dealers?

Did you know that the majority of people abusing prescription drugs in college are supplied by a friend with a prescription?

Obtaining the drugs usually are not that difficult. Doctors seem all too-willing to offer a prescription if a patient describes the proper symptoms. Studies have shown that it’s easy for abusers to get prescriptions for unneeded drugs. With research, people can get a false positive diagnosis for things such as ADHD, which is treated with prescription stimulants.

I hope you found this information helpful. If so, pass it along to a friend and become a regular reader of the blog here at onlinedrugclass.com.

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