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Of all the forms of substances that a person can become addicted to, prescription drugs are perhaps the most accessible and dangerous.
Unlike street drugs, which are often illegal and difficult to obtain, prescription drugs can often be the “hidden addiction.” These are substances that are not only legal, but they can be easily obtained thanks to that most trusted of all groups, a caring medical doctor. People may frown if someone buys one drink too many at a bar, or is mixing too many drinks at home, but simply taking a pill that a doctor has prescribed is much easier to do without censure.
And this problem is only getting worse. As the American healthcare system continues to change and doctors are often overwhelmed with patients, offering prescriptions has been a fast, effective way to alleviate a variety of symptoms. Because of this, there has been a 400% increase in the amount of medication prescribed to Americans in the last ten years. It’s no wonder that some people become addicted, and when that happens, the best course of action may be to attend a drug treatment center.