Drug addiction . George S axman. Good Facts! Listen Kids!. Prescription drug addiction is the compulsive seeking and overuse-despite harmful consequences-of prescription drugs. Misuse of prescription drugs involves using a medication for a purpose other than than which it was prescribed. .
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The most commonly abused prescription drugs are:
Opiods-used to treat pain example include morpine codeine and oxycodone.
Central nervous system depressants-used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders example include barbiturate and benzodiazepines.
Stimulants-used to treat narcolepsy and attention defiction hyperactivity disorder examples include dextroamphetamine and methylphenidate.
Drugs abuse is a disease characterized by continued misuse of drugs even when faced with drug-related job legal health or family difficulties.
the cause of drug abuse and dependence is unknown although there are a variety of theories.
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