In 2013 in Carson City, Nevada, Nevada state lawmakers listened to lobbyists who argued for or against the idea that patients who develop a dependence upon their prescription painkillers should be able to sue the prescribing physician and/or the drug manufacturer. No decision was immediately reached, but the conversation essentially seeks to answer the question: Who is responsible for painkiller addiction?
If your Carson City loved one is living with a dependence upon prescription drugs, casting blame won’t address the problem. Contact us today at the phone number listed above and seek the treatment your family member needs to get back on track.
Addiction Is a Medical Disorder
Not everyone who uses drugs will develop a dependence, but those who do are defined as having a medical disorder that will respond best to medical treatment. A doctor could prescribe a painkiller to two patients who both present with the same symptoms and share similar medical histories, yet one could develop an addiction and the other may not. Is this the fault of the doctor? The manufacturer of the medication?
Treatment Can Change the Future
Better education of patients of the risks they are undertaking when they take certain medications may certainly be in order and if your loved one is addicted to his prescription medication, action is necessary. Addiction doesn’t have to mean a life defined by withdrawal symptoms, criminal behavior, erratic behavior, unhappiness, overdose or accidental death.
Instead, with appropriate medical intervention and treatment, patients can address their physical and psychological dependencies upon their prescription medication and begin the process of moving forward, leaving drug and alcohol abuse behind. Contact us at the phone number listed above today to get started.
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Community Counseling Center
205 S Pratt Ave
Carson City, NV 89701-4755