Addiction Prescription Drugs Signs

Signs of Addiction to Prescription Medicines

The more you regularly rely on something external to lift you up, relax you, or help you feel better, the closer you move toward addiction. If you decide you are on the path to addiction, you can take action to change your behavior and find caring people to help you.

Check your addiction level

They must be safe, right? After all, a healthcare provider prescribes medicines, and over-the-counter medicines are government approved. But these medicines may be as addictive and destructive as illegal medicines. Read the following statements and check "yes" or "no." Answering "yes" to 3 or more questions may be a signal that prescription medicines are taking hold of your life.