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Prescription Drug Addiction: Top Facts for You & Your Family

Medically Reviewed Article from Drugs.com by L Anderson, PharmD

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According to L. Anderson, "Addiction does not always start with abuse of illicit drugs like heroin. In fact, prescription narcotic analgesics -- pain medications that have been legally prescribed to a patient from a healthcare provider -- sits at the heart of the U.S. epidemic of fatal overdoses."

This article discusses which prescription drugs put you at risk of becoming addicted, and how to recognize signs of addiction and overdose. 

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addiction, Drugs, Opioids, Pills, Prescription Drugs