As a chiropractor, I work with people daily to achieve whole body wellness. That means inside and out, we help you achieve your optimum fitness level.

In today’s world, if you show up at many doctors offices who practice western medicine, you’ll walk back out the door with a handful of pills. That’s what concerns me.

Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing problems in America right now. Its also one of the most poorly recognized types of chemical dependency, particularly in women, and is often misdiagnosed because of its origins. If something is prescribed by a doctor, it must be okay … that’s the thought process that gets too many people in trouble.

how prescription drug abuse impacts our health How Prescription Drug Abuse Impacts Our Health

There are three different classes of prescriptions that are most susceptible to abuse:

Stimulants – often prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Opiates – often prescribed to treat chronic pain

Tranquilizers or sedatives – often prescribed to treat anxiety or sleep disorders

When someone is addicted to prescription drugs, they often show signs by having:

  • Noticeable mood swings
  • Changing sleep patterns
  • Increasing irritability, especially when prescriptions aren’t available
  • More frequent alcohol consumption

The more ingrained the addiction, the more problems will surface. The abuse of prescription drugs often results in negative effects on personal relationships, employment difficulties and potential job loss, financial difficulties, legal issues and overall psychological problems.

Prescription drug abuse is increasing, partially because of the availability of drugs. Doctors are prescribing more drugs than ever for health problems as more drugs become available, and the growing number of pharmacies online make getting prescription drugs without prescriptions even easier.

Most people don’t take prescription drugs with the intention of becoming addicted. Instead, they start medication to gain relief from pain. Prescription drugs offer fast opportunity to get rid of something that is bothering them, and so they jump at the chance to reduce the pain as quickly as possible. As tolerance to the prescription drug is developed, more and more are required to produce the desired effect.

With chiropractic, we help manage and eliminate the pain in a natural way. We focus on whole body wellness, which means getting your body back in working condition without the need of prescription medication.

Its never too early or too late to start a treatment process that can help you manage your pain in a natural way. Call to schedule your initial consultation with us today, and find out how you can control your pain once and for all.

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