There is a misconception on drug addiction when it comes to prescription drugs. Many people think that because a medication is prescribed it couldn’t be addictive. This is false. Many people that take prescription medication end up addicted to that medication because they feel like they cannot live without it. One of the most commonly used prescription drug for addiction is lortab/vicodin tablets. These are prescribed for pain routinely by Dr’s offices and ER’s for minor pain. After continuous use of the drug your body will build up an immunity to it and the user feels like they need more to compensate. This is the first stage of drug addiction.
Before you ask for prescription drugs for pain try over the counter medications such as aleve, Tylenol and motrin. These medications often times can help with the pain and there is no need for the prescription pain medication. Don’t let yourself or a loved one get addicted to these medications. Know what you are taking and what your loved ones are taking, know the warning signs of drug abuse.