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Understanding the mind of a prescription drug addict


Hmmm not a very typical account of someone addicted to prescription medicines from my extensive experience. Here in the UK (this is an American account.) "typical" Rx addicts do not see themselves as addicts and they certainly would not have the experiences detailed above. This lack of identification of people who are addicted to, say , co-codamol, with people who are using street drugs makes treatment of this class of addict very difficult. Every community pharmacist resign this will be able to identify those customers who they suspect have a problem with solpadeine, but because of the of their denial of their condition are very difficult to reach or to treat.

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