The prescription drugs category at Crest View Recovery will discuss all things related to prescription medications. Many people enter rehab every day for abusing prescriptions. In some cases, it is a prescription that was legally prescribed, and the individual became dependant on the drug. In other cases, it was illegally given to an individual through a friend or family member.

When a doctor prescribes a medication, it is generally monitored to make sure it is serving its intention. When a prescription drug is monitored by a professional correctly, there is generally little risk associated. However, when a doctor is not monitoring its use, it can often lead to addiction. There are many narcotic prescription pills (such as opioids) that carry a large risk of addiction. Therefore, doctors are generally hesitant to prescribe these medications to anyone that does not demonstrate a strong need.

If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction to prescription drugs, you should speak with a medical professional. The information contained here cannot substitute actual medical advice. If you do not have a doctor that you can speak with, you can contact our team. Call us at (866) 327-2505 to speak with a specialist today. 

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