Prescription drug abuse is a big problem in American culture, yet it is still not treated with the seriousness it deserves. More patients are dealing with this form of drug addiction than many of us initially, assume.
The danger with this misconception and poor attitude to awareness is that addicts can fall beneath the cracks. There are around 48 million people in the US on prescription medication.
What percentage are missing and dealing with dependency? This guide on addiction to prescription drugs will break the issue down to help users, and family members better understand it.
What Is Drug Addiction?
There is a big difference between a need for ongoing medication for a condition and drug dependency. …
ADHD is on the rise in America, with more diagnoses being made on children and adolescent patients. As a result, the nation is seeing an increase in the use of stimulants such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. These drugs – more commonly known as Adderall and Ritalin – are the obvious choice for controlling behavior and providing focus.
The latter is also why so many college students have now taken to using them. These tablets are easy to take and can have a significant impact on cognitive function. They increase dopamine levels to produce the desired neural pathways and focus attention.
This effect and availability mean that there are both upsides and downsides to choosing …