The rate of nonmedical use of prescription medications – particularly painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin – has been among the highest in the country among those in Federal Way, Washington and across the state, according to Washington Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues At-A-Glance published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For those in the 12+, 18 to 25, and 26+ age groups, abuse or prescription drugs has been a problem for years.
The result of continued abuse of prescription medications is often overdose. Among those new to abuse of the substance and those with long-term addictions alike, the drugs are deadly and any abuse should be addressed immediately.
Are you ready to slam the door on your abuse of prescription drugs? Contact us today at the phone number listed above and speak to an expert about your options in addiction treatment services.
How Prescription Drugs Are Abused Non-medically
When people refer to “non-medical” use of prescription medications like oxycodone and hydrocodone, they could mean a lot of things. How do you know if your use of prescription drugs is dangerous? Some of the most common non-medical uses of pills include:
- Taking any medication without a prescription
- Combining prescription drugs with alcohol or other substances
- Taking more of the substance than prescribed – or taking the prescribed dose more often than medically necessary
- Crushing pills before swallowing, snorting or injecting them
Non-Medical Abuse Leads to Addiction: Do You Need Treatment?
If you are unable to stop yourself from abusing prescription drugs or if you experience withdrawal symptoms when you limit your intake, we can help you find a drug rehab that will be able to assist you. Call now to find the best drug abuse and addiction program for your needs.
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Lakeside Milam Recovery Center
34004 9th Ave S # A1
Federal Way, WA 98003-6737