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Am I Abusing My Medication? | Road to Freedom Blog

When Does it Become Abuse?

It takes real courage and perception to ask yourself ‘Am I Abusing My Medication’, or even if you may be misusing it.  It is a common problem today. More than 2 million people in the United States suffer from substance abuse, and this is just related to opioid pain reliever abuse. Many people from all walks of life struggle with this issue.  If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love you are in the right place.

 

 

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do I sometimes take my medications other than as prescribed?
  2. Do I sometimes take medications solely for the euphoric effect?
  3. Do I sometimes take medications that were not prescribed for me?
  4. Have I ever been dishonest with a doctor in order to obtain medications?
  5. Have I ever lied to others about how much I am taking or my level of pain?
  6. Do I experience anxiety at the thought of running out of my medication?
  7. Have people close to me expressed concern about the amount I take?
  8. Do I ever experience blackouts or wild mood swings on my meds?
  9. Do I ever crush, chew or snort my medications?
  10. Have I ever missed work, school or family engagements as a result of misusing my medications?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you are likely abusing your prescription. Give one of our admissions counselors a call today. Toll-Free 24/7. (844)402-3605

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