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Have you ever gotten more pain pills than you needed to heal after a dental surgery or an accident? Do those pills often end up stashed in your medicine cabinet? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans have prescription painkillers they don’t need in their homes. Unfortunately, the quick access to these pills can ultimately mean an overdose incident or the beginning of an addiction for someone in your family – maybe even you.
If you are living in Gresham, Oregon and you believe painkiller abuse is a problem for you or someone you love, get help today.
OxyContin Addiction: A Problem for Teens, a Problem for Parents
The problem of prescription drug addiction is quickly becoming more prevalent – parents in Gresham even convened a seminar in order to discuss the issue. One prescription in particular is very often the object of abuse for teens as well as adults: OxyContin. One of the most commonly prescribed painkillers on the market, it is the drug most often left behind in medicine cabinets after a surgery – left waiting for curious teens to find it. Unfortunately, what begins as innocent experimentation can too quickly turn into an addiction – or a deadly overdose.
It’s a problem that plagues teens and adults alike. Mixing the drug with alcohol or other prescription drugs, inadvertently taking too much, driving while under the influence – there are so many ways that OxyContin can turn deadly. Even irregular abuse can be problematic and take a life – yours or an innocent bystander’s.
OxyContin Abuse and Addiction Stops With Drug Rehab
The risks that come with abusing OxyContin are just too big. If you believe that your teen is abusing prescription drugs, step in immediately. If you think your prescription has turned into an issue of addiction for you, get the help you need today. Call now to speak with a representative who can help you avoid the dangers of prescription painkiller abuse.