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The abuse of prescription painkillers has become a serious concern in the U.S. The number of people both young and old abusing painkillers has been rising over the past two decades, and many of these people donít realize the potential danger of misusing or abusing painkillers.
Illegal street drug use has declined in the U.S., but abuse of prescription medications, and especially painkillers, has been increasing. Abusing prescription painkillers can mean using them without a prescription, using them in ways other than specified on the bottle, or using them to get high instead of to relieve pain. Painkillers are sometimes abused by snorting, smoking, injecting, or chewing the pills, by swallowing too many, or by taking them as a suppository, all of which can lead to a deadly overdose.
A person may become physically dependant on painkillers, which means they go through withdrawals if they stop taking them, or they may become addicted, which means they feel like they need painkillers to get through the day. A person may be dependent on painkillers if they are taking more than prescribed, taking them without a prescription, or taking them in ways other than recommended on the bottle. Dependence on painkillers needs to be treated by medical professionals. Educating people about the dangers of painkiller abuse or misuse helps to reduce the incidents of painkiller abuse among most people.
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