The Abuse of Prescription Drugs

“Every day in the United States 2,000 teens are abusing prescriptions medication”

Bridgewater, N.J. (October 7, 2013) –Despite what you may think, it is not safer to abuse prescription drugs rather than illegal drugs.

abuseofdrugsPostWhen taken incorrectly, prescription drugs can have both short and long term consequences on your health. Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication in an inappropriate way, such as:

  • Without a prescription
  • In a way other than as prescribed
  • For the “high” feeling

According to Drugabuse.gov, prescription drugs such as painkillers act on the same sites in the brain as heroin; prescription stimulants have effects in common with cocaine. The most common prescription drug abuses are: Opioids (such as the pain relievers OxyContin and Vicodin), central nervous system depressants (e.g., Xanax, Valium), and stimulants (e.g., Concerta, Adderall) are the most commonly abused prescription drugs.

If you or someone you know are having difficulties with prescription drugs, please seek immediate help!

GenPsych, PC, provider of top quality outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services, stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle. GenPsych offers a newly revised Substance Abuse Program which is an effective and discrete research-based program designed to empower folks struggling with addiction with the tools they need to successfully achieve recovery and get their lives back on track. The experienced, accredited staff uses an integrated approach to help adults gain support, learn new coping skills, develop healthy relationships and discover the freedom of living without substances. The specialized Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)/Matrix model of treatment combines the better of two empirically based structures known to be effective in treating the cycle of addiction.

For more information on GenPsych’s revolutionary Substance Abuse Programs, visit: http://www.genpsych.com/programs/dialectical-behavior-therapy/

For more information on prescription drug abuse please visit: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/prescription-drugs

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