Prescription Medication is a big cause of addiction, so at Step One Recovery we have people coming to us from all over the world. One major health issue that has been drastically increasing in the past few years has been prescription medication abuse.

Now, painkillers as we all know can temporarily treat aches and pains such as, headaches, arthritis and more. This often helps people to lead a better quality of life and enjoy everyday tasks whether at work or at home. However, there are people who find it simpler to stay on these types of painkillers long-term, they drink on them, work on them, and take them as if they were sweets.

That is the difference between the use and abuse, one is taking to solve a current issue, the other is taking an unnecessary amount to “prevent” future pains and aches.

Painkillers do not prevent pain they merely alter our perception of pain so our body believe it to be gone. Taking them regularly or on a daily basis will not prevent future pain. Your body will build up an immunity to the drug and therefore make it ineffectual when it may be essential to your health down the line.

Use of prescription medication

Taking prescription medication under the observation of your doctor and sticking to their guidelines is perfectly healthy. These are here to help us in the short-term and we must not take advantage of the medical help we get given.

Abuse of prescription medication

Taking prescription medication on a daily basis or for long periods of time is extremely unhealthy and can have drastic and life threatening effects on your quality of life.

If you are or know someone who is abusing prescription medication please get in touch with Step One Recovery today and sit down with one of our trained professionals, we are here to guide you on the path to a full and healthy recovery.