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Dangers of Getting Prescription Drugs from Your Friends

Dangers of Getting Prescription Drugs from Your FriendsMost people feel like they can place unconditional trust in their friends, but when it comes to prescription drugs you should never trust anyone but your doctor. Sharing prescription drugs with another person is dangerous for a number of reasons, and if a friend offers you some of his prescription drugs you should consider your health and safety before taking his word. Even if you are not abusing the drugs regularly, without speaking with a doctor you cannot know how the drugs will interact with other medications you take or if you may be allergic to one of the ingredients. Boise residents should understand that drugs and dosages that may be safe for their friends and family members, may not be safe for them.

Dangers of Sharing Prescription Drugs

Even if you take prescription drugs given to you by a friend and follow the prescription label, you are still putting yourself in danger of a number of problems. If you are allergic to an ingredient in the prescription, you could experience a wide range of problems from nausea to a severe allergic reaction. The drug may interact negatively with another drug you are prescribed, causing you to need medical assistance. While it may seem like your friend is doing you a favor by sharing his prescription, it is always safer for Boise residents to speak with a doctor and receive their own prescriptions before taking prescription drugs.

Dangers of Abusing Your Friend’s Prescription Drugs

Taking your friend’s prescription drugs is always dangerous, but abusing them puts you at even greater risk. Unless you receive the prescription straight from a doctor, you cannot be sure if the dosage is correct for your body size and needs, which may lead you to ingest more of the drug than you planned and lead to overdose. Any time you abuse drugs you also become exposed to the risk of addiction. Prescription drugs are often highly addictive, and it may only take a few doses for some Boise users to become addicted. If you are caught abusing a friend’s prescription drugs, both you and the friend could also be in legal trouble.

Recovering from Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction is a serious problem, and the only way for Boise residents to make a full recovery is to seek professional addiction treatment. Call our toll-free helpline today and allow our trained addiction experts to answer your questions about treatment and to help you find the best treatment possible. We are here for you 24 hours a day to let you know if your insurance policy will assist you in paying for rehab treatment and to direct you to an effective treatment center, so call now.