There are a number of ways that people can abuse their prescriptions. It’s happening across the country, and it’s happening in Erie, Pennsylvania. Whether you’re taking too much of your prescription, crushing your pills before you use them, drinking alcohol when you take your pills, or finding another way to increase the potency of your prescription, you’re putting your life at risk.
Are you ready to make the first move and get the help you need to stop abusing drugs and alcohol? Pick up the phone and talk to one of our counselors today. Don’t wait to get the help you need to save your own life.
Double Painkiller Prescriptions? Double Trouble!
In 2012, one Erie, PA family found out the hard way that getting more than one doctor to give you a prescription for narcotic drugs is not only a big no-no; it’s extremely dangerous. As described in the news story, a man had two doctors prescribing him addictive painkillers – and he overdosed in 2004 as a result. The other victims of his addiction? The wife and two daughters he left behind.
Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need
Getting multiple doctors to prescribe prescription drugs is a major red flag and signifies drug addiction. Unable to get one doctor to give them the amount they want, many will seek out another doctor who will supplement their prescription. Others may go to the emergency room, claiming pain, in order to get a prescription for more painkillers. Still others will buy more drugs off the street or, worse, heroin. Has your Erie, PA loved one done any of these things in order to maintain an active drug addiction? Call now to find a drug rehab that can help them stop taking their prescription and avoid relapse when they return home.
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