What Do You Know About Prescription Medicine Abuse?
Prescription medicines can successfully and safely treat mental and physical
illnesses. But some medicines can be addictive. Many can be abused. Being aware of these
potential harms can help you prevent them. Learn more about prescription medicine abuse by
taking this quiz. It’s based on information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
for a painkiller after the health condition it was prescribed for has been cured.
dependent on them.
mood or behavior by changing the brain’s chemistry.
medicine: hiding the fact you’re still taking a medicine after an illness has been
their healthcare providers to develop other ways to ease their discomfort.