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Signs of Prescription Abuse and Dependence

The signs of addiction to prescription drugs include the following:

  • Complaining of vague symptoms to get more medication
  • Lack of interest in treatment options other than medications
  • Mood swings
  • Seeing several doctors and/or pharmacies to get more pills
  • Past history of drug addiction
  • On and off relief from anxiety
  • Using more than the recommended dose or dosage frequency of the medication
  • Using prescription pills prescribed for others

Effects of Using Prescription Pills Excessively

A person who is addicted to prescription drugs may experience the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of interest in relationships with friends or family members
  • Withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop using the medication on their own