It’s important to know what to look for if you suspect a loved one has become addicted to prescription medicine. While addicts behave similarly in social environments, many of their health warning signs are drug dependent.
For example, if your loved one has become addicted to opiod painkillers, they may consistently feel nauseous, confused and high, have a slow breathing rate and experience drowsiness. If he or she has been abusing sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, look for symptoms including unsteady walking, slurred speech and poor concentration. And finally, if they’ve taking stimulants, they may have a reduced appetite, high body temperature, irregular heartbeat and increased anxiety.
These are just some of the symptoms that may occur. For more information or to be advised on how to manage a situation, call Fairwinds Treatment Center today.