Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic. Parents need to pay attention and keep their medicines locked up.
- 5 Signs of Painkiller Addiction (rehabilitationusa.wordpress.com)
- Prescription painkiller overdoses a growing epidemic with many Hoosier victims (fox59.com)
- Prescription drug overdose deaths skyrocket among women (bangordailynews.com)
According to WebMD.com, experts are not entirely sure how many people in the world are addicted to painkillers, but they all seem to be in agreement that it’s a growing problem, mainly due to availability. There’s no getting around the fact that prescription painkiller abuse can lead to addiction and/or major health complications if it is left ignored. To begin the process of dissecting a possible problem with prescription painkillers, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with common symptoms associated with painkiller addiction.
1. Physical Cues
The first and most immediate way to spot a painkiller addiction is to search physically. When an addiction is present in a person who takes liberal amounts of prescription painkillers, there will be many physical cues that can be easily spotted without much effort. These include:
- Slurred speech
- Lack of coordination
- Slower breathing
Many of the voluntary bodily functions will be…
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