The People Who Can Help Prevent Prescription Drug AddictionAug 21st, 2012 | By Dr. Jeffrey Huttman Ph.D.
An estimated 2.4 million Americans use prescription drugs in a non-medical situation for the first time each year. When patients use their prescription medications differently than prescribed, they increase their chances for dependence. If a patient is taking higher doses, using different routines or combining drugs with alcohol and other drugs, they put themselves at even more risk. Although prescription drug addiction affects many different types of Americans, there are