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Getting Hooked....

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by Pafpartner, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Pafpartner

    Pafpartner Member

    One reason prescription drugs are so dangerous is that when you abuse them your body automatically builds up a tolerance for the drugs..... This means that you'll need a higher dose of the drug to get the same effect.... This is how addiction to opioids occurs. Opioids are usually prescribed for pain, and over time chronic use increases tolerance..... An addiction to opioids is physical.... If you become addicted and suddenly stop taking the drug, you'll experience a wide range of withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, muscle and bone pain, cold sweats, diarrhea, vomiting and involuntary shaking.... Taking more of a drug because of increased tolerance also makes you more susceptible to overdose...
  2. devinametallic

    devinametallic Active Contributor

    Wow, that's scary. I just don't know what else people can do for these terrible pains if these kind of medications are the only ones being "able" to help those in need.
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  3. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    It can be interesting to see what happens when a person abuses these sort of drugs and also it is sad when that happens as well and the body will find it hard to recover and that is why people should follow the guidelines always and not take more than needed. I also think that, people should talk to their doctor when getting medication and ask questions as well and not abuse it as the consequences can be quite severe for some. I reckon that, using more drugs to solve the problem will not be a way to solve the issues as it causes more harm than good.
  4. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    And that's the biggest problem when it comes to prescription drugs. People take them to relieve their various symptoms, but a lot of the time they can cause other issues.

    People think that because they're prescribed by a health care professional then they must be safe but that's not always the case.
  5. kana_marie

    kana_marie Community Champion

    I've had doctors get it wrong before. Lithium was the worst. I can't even be in the same room as lithium without the risk of vomiting. An important lesson I learned since I cleaned up is that you never take something unless the doctor gave it specifically to you.