PRESCRIPTION MEDECINS USE AND ABUSE 2

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PRESCRIPTION MEDECINS USE AND ABUSE
Krasimir Atanasov

English 5
Teacher:
June,2014

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1. Waters Jo, “Taking antiobiotics ruptures my tendom: The hidden dangers of everyday drugs are assume are harmless”, 7 February 2012. 2. National Drug Intelligence Center (2010). National Threat Assessment: The Economic Impact of Illicit Drug Use on American Society. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice. 3. Bellenir K,” Alcoholism Source book 2000”, p.19,20,21. 4. Gordon A.J., Conigliaro, J., Maisto, S.A., McNeil, M., Kraemer, K.L., Kelley, M.E. (2003). “Comparison of consumption effects of brief interventions for hazardous drinking elderly. Substance Use and Misuse”, p.1017-1035. 5. Patterson Thomas, Lacro Jonathan and Dilip V. Jeste, “Abuse and Misuse of Medications in the Elderly”. Psychiatric Times April 1999 Vol. XVI Issue 4.

OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION
Attention-getter: Do you know that prescription medicine abuse is a modern-day disease and over six million American have abuse prescription medication? Thesis Statement: Some of the prescription medicine can cause negative effects such as pain, physical dependence, addiction, tolerance, and death.

MAIN POINTS
I. PRESCRIPTION MEDECINE ABUSE AND TENDS
A. Amphetamines
B.Benzodiazepines
C. Appetite Suppressants

II. COMMONLY ABUSED DRUGS
A. Depressants
B. Stimulants
C. Opioids

III. PAIN MEDICATIONS, ADDICTION AND MISUSE
A. Minimize over-the-counter (OTC) Misuse/Abuse
B. Future Increase?
CONCLUSION:

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bellenir, Karen, ed. Drug Abuse SOURCEBOOK. Detroit: Omnigraphics, Inc., 2000. Lader, M. A. "Prescription Drug Abuse.”Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol. New York: Macmillan-Simon, 1995. Patterson, Lacro and Dilip V. Jeste, "Abuse and Misuse of Medications in the Elderly." Psychiatric Times (1999), p. 22. Waters, Jo, “Taking antibiotic ruptures may tendom: The hidden dangers of everyday drugs we assume are harmless, 7 February 2012. Bellenir Karen., “Alcoholism Sourcebook”, p.19, 20,21.

Isaacs Tony., “Natural News and Scientific Discoveries, June 24, 2013.

Do you know that prescription medicine abuse is a modern-day disease? In an estimate, Americans are becoming ever more dependent on prescription drugs.  More than 17 percent were prescribed antibiotics, 13 percent were taking antidepressants and 13 percent were on opioids. High blood pressure medications were the fourth most prescribed (11 percent) and vaccines were fifth (11 percent). With the exception of medications for high blood pressure, the drugs were prescribed to both men and women across all age groups. For example, one in four teens now abuse or misuse a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. However, there is no completely accurate way to measure prescription drug abuse. The number is not that important, but the fact that many people suffer from addiction to prescription drugs is. According to the findings of some research that this paper will examine, some of the prescription medicine can cause negative effects such as pain, physical dependence, addiction, tolerance, and death. A woman by the name of Judy Tomas was prescribed a strong antibiotic in twice a day for five days to shift her chest infection. Her doctor didn’t mention any possible side-effects. Three days later Judy woke up with an all-pervading tight feeling in the backs of both calves. Her pain was so sharp even she could barely walk. After visiting a hospital, a local doctor suspected a ruptured Achilles tendon. She didn’t realize that tendon rupture can be a side-effect of taking antibiotics. Five years later, she is still suffering persistent lower leg pain and other unexplained symptoms, including pain and burning in her lower legs.¹

PRESCRIPTION MEDECINE ABUSE AND TENDS
Every year millions of prescription pills enter the illicit drug market. Enormous amounts...

Bibliography: Bellenir, Karen, ed. Drug Abuse SOURCEBOOK. Detroit: Omnigraphics, Inc., 2000.
Lader, M. A. "Prescription Drug Abuse.”Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol. New York: Macmillan-Simon, 1995.
Patterson, Lacro and Dilip V. Jeste, "Abuse and Misuse of Medications in the Elderly." Psychiatric Times (1999), p. 22.
Waters, Jo, “Taking antibiotic ruptures may tendom: The hidden dangers of everyday drugs we assume are harmless, 7 February 2012.
Bellenir Karen., “Alcoholism Sourcebook”, p.19, 20,21.
Isaacs Tony., “Natural News and Scientific Discoveries, June 24, 2013.
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