Why Are Prescription Drugs Abused

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Do you think prescription drugs are abused? My own opinion is yes prescription drugs are abused badly. I know and heard of a lot of cases where prescription drugs are abused. I think stricter laws need to be forced more on prescription drugs. I don’t necessarily know what the laws should state, but its something that needs looked into badly. Prescription drugs are becoming more of a street drug than thought about. This paper contains information and facts on why I know prescription drugs are being abused and why I think stricter procedures should be taken with usage of prescription drugs. There is also an argument about prescription drugs being too hard to get, which you will read about later in the paper. Prescription drugs that are most commonly abused, classified as Opioids, are OxyContin, Vicodin, and Demerol, which are used to treat pain or relieve coughs or diarrhea. Some Depressants are Nembutal, Valium, and Xanax, which are used to treat anxiety, tension, panic attacks, and sleep disorders. Some Stimulants are Ritalin and Adderall, which are used to treat narcolepsy and ADHD.(Vranken) All these prescription drugs are commonly found among the streets we walk and drive today and the neighborhoods we live in.…show more content…
She received a prescription of Xanax to take because of her son that she lost. After awhile of falling a sleep at her desk she lost her job. Her son in his preteen didn’t understand her behavior changes. She crashed her car three times in the year of 1995 in one month, seriously injuring others. Finally she served jail time. Half of the people abusing prescription drugs seek help when they know they have gotten themselves in a hole to deep and the other half realize after a criminal charge or a really bad accident

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