How do you tell if someone is addicted to prescription drugs?

Signals that someone is misusing a prescription drug will differ depending on the substance being used. When observing a person’s behavior, a few signs that an addiction to prescription drugs may be present include:

  • Running out of the medication quickly.
  • Visiting multiple doctors in a short period of time.
  • Displaying prescription specific intoxication or withdrawal symptoms.
  • Sudden changes in behavior or appearance. 
  • Defensiveness or denial when confronted about prescription drug abuse. 
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Located in dynamic Las Vegas, Nevada, the Vance Johnson Recovery Center (VJRC) a 44-bed facility is run by a skilled multi-disciplinary team of medical and behavioral health professionals that includes nurses, counselors, and doctors, along with complementary and alternative medicine specialists to provide our clients with a transformational experience that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Our approach is holistic and grounded in research and evidenced-based best practices that help people develop the awareness and skills required to achieve and sustain recovery.

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