Prescription drug addiction is something that came to my attention some years ago. The statistics are unknown.
This is a growing concern; especially moreso now encouraging people to address their health. Some people take a mixture of medications and admit dependency. If and when medications are being used as an emotional crutch, addictions can easily take hold.
We all need to have confidence in our healthcare practitioners and feel assured that our Medical Doctor is providing treatment with ethical practice. Not everyone questions this or even considers that their Doctor has certain professional standards to meet.
If you live in USA, you may visit the following link to check if a MD or healthcare professional is licensed. In case of questions about Prescriptions - your pharmacist can advise on any medications. Pharmacists study chemistry and know compatibility of medicine. Do not be afraid to ask questions when collecting prescriptions. Be alert if you are on medications you do not want or even need.
You are encouraged to check things out, especially related to your health. Seek out second opinions if you are not sure. Medical Doctors study for several years to be in the helping profession - Having a medical doctor you can trust can be a Godsend.
You are in charge to take care of your health and getting the right help. You have every right to expect your medical doctor to be fully licensed and to be helping you in your best interest.
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Article by Pauline Maria
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