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Any pharmaceutical drug that legally requires medical prescription is considered a prescription drug. It is the opposite of over-the-counter drugs, which can be obtained without a doctor’s approval.

The reason some drugs are controlled is because of their addictive nature and the high risk of developing dependence in individuals who misuse them.

 

There are three classes of prescription drugs that are commonly misused: opioids, depressants, and stimulants. Opioids are used to treat pain; depressants can treat anxiety and sleep disorders; and stimulants can be used to boost energy and alertness in an individual.

 Branded Market Names

 Common market names for prescription drugs include Prilosec, Norvasc, Zocor, Prinivil, Zestril, Zithromax, and Synthroid.

 Street Names for Prescription Drugs

 -Apache

-China Girl

-Hydro

-Narco

-Smack

-Morpho

-Blue Heaven

 

History

 For more than a hundred years, prescription drugs have been abused all over the world. In the 1800s, laudanum, a mixture of alcohol and opium, was first used by doctors to treat pain, anxiety, coughing, diarrhea, and sleeplessness. However, its addictive properties quickly got people hooked.

 Laudanum was more frequently abused by women, because at that time men were abusing alcohol, and they did not allow women to visit bars. This caused more women to turn to laudanum, the drug that was often prescribed for problems with pregnancy, childbirth, and menstrual cramps.

 How Prescription Drugs are Abused

 Nowadays, prescription drugs are frequently abused by teenagers, as they believe it is safer than illegal street drugs. This misconception stems from the fact that the substances are prescribed by doctors, leading teens to think that misusing them would be less risky.

 This goes without saying that taking larger doses of a prescription drug, or taking it for longer than is recommended, is just as dangerous as abusing any other type of drug.

 Prescription drugs are often abused because of the high they produce. They give users a sense of euphoria, making them feel more confident and capable of socializing.

 Signs of Addiction

 -Inability to feel pain at normal levels

-Drowsiness

-Confusion

-Nausea

-Constipation

-Vomiting

-Chills

-Slurred speech

-Dilated pupils

 

Physical Effects

 The effects of prescription drug abuse will vary from person to person—no two cases are exactly the same. It will depend on the health condition, age, gender, body weight, rate of metabolism, drug taken, dosage taken, frequency of use, and whether they abuse another substance or not.

 

-Respiratory depression

-Respiratory arrest

-Hypotension

-Hypertension

-Coma

-Seizures

-Tremors

-Addiction

-Death

 

Mental and Psychological Effects of Prescription Drugs

 

-Impaired memory

-Cognitive problems

-Lack of coordination

-Aggressiveness

-Paranoia

-Hallucinations

-Self-harming behavior

-Contemplating suicide

 

Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction

 Prescription drug addiction may be treated through medications. Find a treatment facility for the addicted individual or like prescription drug rehab, and they will undergo a medical assessment. Medical professionals will be able to come up with a treatment plan for the patient, based on their condition.

 They will likely undergo detoxification, during which they will be slowly taken off the drug. Their intake will gradually be lowered, while withdrawal symptoms are managed.

 Medications used for the treatment of prescription opioid addiction include methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine. These drugs can help fight cravings, allowing the patient to avoid relapsing.

 

Withdrawal Symptoms

 When a person who has developed dependence attempts to quit using the drug, withdrawal symptoms may occur. Just like the physical and mental effects of prescription drug abuse, these symptoms may vary from person to person.

 

-Tremors

-Loss of self-confidence

-Decreased sense of self-worth

-Excessive sweating

-Muscle pain

-Insomnia

-Depression

-Seizures

 

Rehabilitation

 Aside from detoxification and medications, the patient may also undergo behavioral treatments. This part of the rehabilitation process helps the person change their unhealthy choices. This allows them to get back to living a drug-free life. They will be taught various coping strategies, and be guided on what to do to avoid relapse.

 With proper counseling, the patient will be able to learn how to maintain their sober lifestyle. It can be done through group counseling sessions, family counseling, or even individually.

 They can rebuild their personal relationships and focus their energy on healthy, productive activities. In no time, they will be able to readjust to their life and role in society.

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About Ellington

Ellington is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. Ellington was incorporated in May 1786, from East Windsor. The town is part of the Capitol Planning Region. As of the 2020 census, the town population was 16,426.

About Connecticut

Connecticut ( kə-NET-ik-ət) is the southernmost state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. It borders Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford, and its most populous city is Bridgeport. Connecticut lies between the major hubs of New York City and Boston along the Northeast Corridor, where the New York metropolitan area, which includes six of Connecticut's seven largest cities, extends well into the southwestern part of the state. Connecticut is the third-smallest state by area after Rhode Island and Delaware, and the 29th most populous with slightly more than 3.6 million residents as of 2020, ranking it fourth among the most densely populated U.S. states. The state is named after the Connecticut River, the longest in New England which roughly bisects the state and drains into the Long Island Sound between the towns of Old Saybrook and Old Lyme. The name of the river is in turn derived from anglicized spellings of Quinnetuket, a Mohegan-Pequot word for "long tidal river". Before the arrival of the first European settlers, the region was inhabited by various Algonquian tribes. In 1633, the Dutch West India Company established a small, short-lived settlement called House of Hope in Hartford. Half of Connecticut was initially claimed by the Dutch colony New Netherland, which included much of the land between the Connecticut and Delaware Rivers, although the first major settlements were established by the English around the same time. Thomas Hooker led a band of followers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony to form the Connecticut Colony, while other settlers from Massachusetts founded the Saybrook Colony and the New Haven Colony; both merged into the former by 1664. Connecticut's official nickname, the "Constitution State", refers to the Fundamental Orders adopted by the Connecticut Colony in 1639, which is considered by some to be the first written constitution in Western history. As one of the Thirteen Colonies that rejected British rule during the American Revolution, Connecticut was influential in the development of the federal government of the United States. In 1787, Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth, state delegates to the Constitutional Convention, proposed a compromise between the Virginia and New Jersey Plans; its bicameral structure for Congress, with a respectively proportional and equal representation of the states in the House of Representatives and Senate, was adopted and remains to this day. In January 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the Constitution. Connecticut is a developed and affluent state, performing well on the Human Development Index and on different metrics of income except for equality. It is home to a number of prestigious educational institutions, including Yale University in New Haven, as well as other liberal arts colleges and private boarding schools in and around the “Knowledge Corridor”. Due to its geography, Connecticut has maintained a strong maritime tradition; the United States Coast Guard Academy is located in New London by the Thames River. The state is also associated with the aerospace industry through major companies Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Aircraft headquartered in East Hartford and Stratford, respectively. Historically a manufacturing center for arms, hardware, and timepieces, Connecticut, as with the rest of the region, had transitioned into an economy based on the financial, insurance, and real estate sectors; many multinational firms providing such services can be found concentrated in the state capital of Hartford and along the Gold Coast in Fairfield County.
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