Prescription drugs

Prescription drugs are drugs that require legal medical prescription by a professional before they are used for any illness treatment. Many people use these drugs at one point in their lives. The drugs are always very strong and can have great effect to the body when misused.  The misuse of prescription drug has become a problem to the public health sector because of the consequences such overdose that can cause death and addiction as well especially among the teen and young adults.

Stimulants

WThese drugs are used in treating narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of their ability to stimulate the brain. They include drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall. The drugs help people get better but people with mental conditions can be tricked to selling these drugs to others. These people use them to boost energy, but it has advanced effects to their health.

Opioids

These drugs are used to treat diarrhea, pain and coughing. They are also used to relieve pain and make people feel better and they include Codeine, Vicodin and OxyContin.

The opioids trick the brain in releasing more dopamine to help manage the pain.

This trick can also result to addictive habit because people using these drugs need more of them to feel better. The more you take the drugs the slowly you get addicted to them. These drugs have caused a lot of death cases because they suppress the breathing ability of the users.

Depressants

These are prescribed to treat sleep disorders, anxiety and pain because they help in the brain operation. They include Xanax or Valium. These drugs help people with mental disorders, but they have also been abused by other users who mix them with alcohol and cocaine. With this combination the drugs can result to slow breathing rates.

Prescription drugs can be very effective in treating different illnesses when used correctly. Although there have been high cases of misuse that has become a problem in health sector.

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