- Many individuals who abuse prescription medications have a difficult time seeing this due to the fact that these medications are prescribed by a doctor.
- It is easier for them to justify their behavior to those around them.
- Many people become addicted to prescription drugs due to pain management issues and become paralyzed with fear of the pain which is why they continue to take the medication without exploring other options.
- There are many different alternatives for pain management outside of taking habit forming medications.
Self-evaluation: Do I have a prescription abuse/addiction problem?