7 Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse ...


Prescription drug abuse is a steadily increasing problem.

Not only are people abusing their own prescribed pain killers and narcotics, young adults and teens are buying prescription medications from dealers to get high and party.

Popular prescription drugs that people abuse include opioids like Oxycontin and Vicodin, anti-anxiety medications like Xanax and Valium, and stimulants like Ritalin.

Each type of prescription drug abuse has its own signs and symptoms to be aware of.

There are several signs that are evident in all prescription drug abuse.

1. Mood Swings

It is common for abusers to experience frequent mood swings.

The drugs they take can easily affect their mood.

As they are coming off the high, their body starts to crash and they begin to feel frustrated, confused and angry.2

These feelings can easily turn hostile, especially if they are out of medication.

Keeping reading for more signs of prescription drug abuse.

2. Poor Decision

If you notice a friend that you used to admire for always making the best choice, start making constant bad decisions, you may want to talk to her.

Feel her out, there is a good chance she is involved with taking some sort of prescription medication or illegal drugs.

Don’t be surprised if she becomes very defensive about your speculation.

Unfortunately, this may not be a problem you can help her with.

If your friend is a teenager, I would definitely tell a trusted adult to get her help.

3. Rapid Eye Movement

One sign of anti-anxiety drug abuse is involuntary rapid eye movement.

You may notice people who are taking Xanax at a party having eyes that are constantly moving around.

It is almost like their eyes are vibrating in their heads.

The best way to see this is to have the person look to the left or to the right.

We’ve all seen police officers ask suspected drunk drivers to follow their fingers back and forth.2

They aren’t testing to see if the driver can focus on their fingers.

They are actually testing for rapid eye movement.

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