individual holding up a pill and explaining the signs of prescription drug abuse in a loved one

Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse in a Loved One

Prescription drug abuse is a serious public health hazard. In 2020 alone, over 16 million Americans abused prescription medications or took them other than what they were prescribed. This could mean taking more than the prescribed amount of medication, taking medication that wasn’t prescribed to you, becoming addicted to prescription drugs, or even overdosing. Prescription…

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3 Signs Your Loved One Is a Heroin Addict

Heroin addiction is a monster. This extremely dangerous and chronic condition causes people to abandon their hopes, dreams, families, and futures. Heroin use causes health, relationship, and socio-economic problems in many communities worldwide. Heroin use changes the way the brain functions and causes people to feel dependent on its effects. To help a loved one…

woman on laptop learning about doctor shopping

What Is Doctor Shopping?

It may sound innocent enough and no different from the process of finding a new family doctor or a specialist to treat a particular ailment, but doctor shopping is more sinister than that. The CDC defines the term doctor shopping as “obtaining controlled substances from multiple healthcare practitioners without the prescriber’s knowledge of other prescriptions,”…