ARRSN32 – Prescription Drug Addiction Part 2 Show Notes

by Kevin on February 11, 2013

 http://addictionrecoveryradio.com/arr32-prescription-drug-addiction-part-2/

 

Sources of articles discussed:

http://stash.norml.org/dea-allowed-1200-increase-in-oxycontin-manufacturing-during-medical-marijuana-era

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/02/14888025-painkillers-not-as-addictive-as-feared-study-finds?lite
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-addiction/201205/is-opiate-pain-medication-safe-addicts-part-i

Are you trying to decide whether you are addicted or not? Here are a few signs that perhaps, you are:

The physiological factors are:

  • Tolerance, in which a person needs more of a drug to achieve intoxication
  • Withdrawal, in which they experience mental or physical symptoms after stopping drug use

The behavioral patterns are:

  • Being unable to stop once using starts
  • Exceeding self-imposed limits
  • Curtailing time spent on other activities
  • Spending excessive time using or getting drugs
  • Taking a drug despite deteriorating health
  • Failure to meet obligations, such as missing work or school
  • Engaging in reckless activities, such as driving while intoxicated
  • Encountering legal troubles, such as getting arrested
  • Continuing to use despite personal problems, such as a fight with a partner

 

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