Addiction and Pharmacy Fraud

Addiction and Pharmacy Fraud

Prescription drug addiction affects countless people each year. Most of these individuals never set out to get high; they simply fill a legitimate prescription for some malady, but when the time comes to stop using the drug, they cannot quit. Some lie to their doctors about losing medication. Some turn to illegal street dealers and others engage in pharmacy fraud to maintain a supply of the medication. If these people avoid help they need to stay clean from drugs, they risk any of the following consequences:

  • Physical damage to the brain and other organs
  • Overdose
  • Potentially permanent psychological damage
  • Financial distress
  • Loss of employment or education opportunities
  • Prosecution and potential jail time for drug trafficking

If you suffer any of these problems, get help today for your drug abuse.

How to Quit Abusing Prescription Drugs

Most prescription drugs create both physical and psychological dependency. When an addict tries to quit she may experience potentially serious withdrawal symptoms. This detox process can take anywhere from several days to weeks to complete. Depending on the intensity and duration of the abuse, the following symptoms can be dangerous:

  • Pain
  • Tremors and shakes
  • Seizures
  • Skin crawls
  • Fever and chills
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Hallucinations
  • Nightmares
  • Sleep disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression

Medically supervised detox allows physicians to monitor their patients during this difficult time. In many cases they can relieve some of the harshest withdrawal symptoms and gradually wean the addict off of the drug.

The psychological aspects of addiction are often even more difficult to overcome than the physical. The addiction chemically rewires neural pathways in the brain, and this requires professional help if long-term recovery is to be realized. This is accomplished through comprehensive rehab that often includes several of the following therapeutic tools:

  • Personal counseling
  • Group recovery meetings
  • 12-step programs
  • Preparation for living drug-free after rehab
  • Developing healthy new coping skills
  • Education about addiction to empower recovery

It is nearly impossible for a prescription drug addict to get clean without help, so seek professional treatment today to get clean.

Prescription Addiction Help

Our toll-free helpline is open 24 hours a day. We are happy to answer any questions you have about prescription drug addiction and the risks of pharmacy fraud. Don’t spend another day trapped by this disease. You can turn a corner, and we can help.