When the doctor says you need to do it, you trust your doctor don't you? But doctors are human, which means they are not perfect; they are fallible, and they may do the wrong thing.
When the doctor says you need to do it, you trust your doctor don't you? They wouldn't mislead you, place you in danger, or do the wrong thing intentionally. But doctors are human, which means they are not perfect; they are fallible, and they may do the wrong thing. They might not ask all the right questions and you might now give all the right answers.
When it comes to prescribing medication, doctors try to do the right thing, but many doctors rely more on what a pharmaceutical rep tells them, rather than their own independent research. And as a result, they might prescribe something in a wrong dosage or something that inadvertently confronts with another drug¦or perhaps prescribe something quite unnecessary. As we age, we tend to believe that we are going to need some medications to make it through the rest of our lives, and hence, place our trust in the doctor. As a result, we don't question the drugs or the strength of the prescriptions. Consequently, the rise in drug addiction for those over the age of 50 has skyrocketed.
More than 4.8 million adults aged 50 and up used drugs without a proper medically-mandated basis. This classifies them as drug abusers. But what are their favorites? Let's see¦ as you might expect, and Valium are right up there, as is œmedical marijuana. Oxycodone, Vicodin, and Morphine are also on the list. Coincidentally, these happen to be the drugs with some of the highest prescription rates as well.
Most people in this demographic fail to see the occasional use as a problem, and some, sadly, recognize the problem and still choose to not change. They see their drug abuse differently than abuse by a person in their teens or twenties. But in the end, addiction knows no age, no race, and no financial status. Addiction only knows that it wants to destroy you and everything you have ever loved. Addiction isn't something most people can just walk away from. Addiction is, without treatment, without end. Unless, of course, the end is, in fact, the end.
If you're over 50, think more than twice before you take a pill œjust for the hell of it. It could steal from you everything you have ever wanted.
Reach out to us. At A Center for Addiction Recovery, our licensed therapists and certified counselors are dedicated to help you or your loved one recover from drug or alcohol addiction. Our premier substance abuse treatment center provides unique programs to help patients recognize the origin of the problem that caused them to self-medicate. Learning how to deal with these problems results in facing situations, instead of avoiding them; this also reduces the chances of relapsing. For more information on receiving drug or alcohol addiction treatment, you may contact us for free consultation at:
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