What are prescription drug abuse?

Asked By: Toby Gutkowski
Date created: Sun, Jan 24, 2021 8:52 PM
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Prescription drug abuse is the use of a prescription medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor. Prescription drug abuse or problematic use includes everything from taking a friend's prescription painkiller for your backache to snorting or injecting ground-up pills to get high.
Answered By: Carter Nienow
Date created: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 10:55 PM

What to do about prescription drug abuse

What to do about prescription drug abuse
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Commonly misused drugs that dilate the pupils include:

  • amphetamines.
  • bath salts.
  • benzodiazepines.
  • cocaine and crack cocaine.
  • crystal methamphetamine.
  • ecstasy.
  • ketamine.
  • LSD.
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You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in unlimited amounts as long as it is screened. You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. It's highly recommended you place these items in your carry-on in the event that you need immediate access.
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The best way to dispose of most types* of unused or expired medicines (both prescription and over the counter) is to drop off the medicine at a drug take back site, location, or program immediately.
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Drug test results typically take 24 to 48 hours, depending on the type of test being performed (e.g., urine, hair or DOT).
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One of the most likely reasons someone might have pinpoint pupils is the use of narcotic pain medications and other drugs in the opioid family, such as:

  • codeine.
  • fentanyl.
  • hydrocodone.
  • oxycodone.
  • morphine.
  • methadone.
  • heroin.
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You are only permitted to mail prescription drugs via the USPS if you are a pharmacist or medical provider mailing such drugs to the patient they have been prescribed to. This means that without proper medical licensing you can receive prescription drugs, but you cannot, under any circumstance, mail them.
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Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others.

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