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Why is prescription drug abuse so dangerous?

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Asked: 2018-05-31 05:14:19
I’ve been taking pills prescribed by my doctor for around 12 months after a fall I had at work, but sometimes I take more than the recommended dose, simply because of the pain. Is this a bad thing, could it cause me harm?


Answered: 2018-06-01 08:25:51

Absolutely. The doctor has prescribed a particular dose for a reason and if you take anymore than that, you could become more dependent, you might need more to get the same effect, or you could develop an addiction.


Answered: 2018-06-01 08:06:53

It’s dangerous because you might see it as not a problem since the doctor gave you those drugs, but if they are benzo’s(like Valium) or painkillers (such as Oxy) then you may as well be taking drugs on the street. Talk to your doctor about maybe trying something else.

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