Prescription Drug Abuse

If you take a medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed, it is called prescription drug misuse. It could be:

  • Taking a medicine that was prescribed for someone else
  • Taking a larger dose than you are supposed to
  • Taking the medicine in a different way than you are supposed to. This might be crushing tablets and then snorting or injecting them.
  • Using the medicine for another purpose, such as getting high

Misusing some prescription drugs can lead to addiction. These include opioids, sedatives, tranquilizers, and stimulants.

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  1. Prescription Drug Misuse (National Library of Medicine)  
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  2. How Can Prescription Drug Misuse Be Prevented? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)  
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  7. Real Warriors Campaign (Defense Health Agency)  
    ... Signs: Preventing Prescription Misuse Video 6/23/2021 Prescription drug misuse can lead to challenges staying psychologically and physically fit. Learn the warning signs of prescription drug misuse to stay mission ready. Recommended Content: Psychological Fitness | ...
  8. Opioid Misuse and Addiction (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... heartbeat slows or stops Other risks of using prescription opioids ... are higher if you misuse the medicines. Misuse can include taking too much ...
  9. Which Classes of Prescription Drugs Are Commonly Misused? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)  
    Prescription Drug Misuse/Statistics and Research
  10. How Can Prescription Drug Addiction Be Treated? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)  
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