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Prescription Drug Dependency & Opioid Tolerance

 

Long-term use of opioids or central nervous system depressants can lead to physical dependence and addiction. Opioids can produce drowsiness, constipation and, depending on amount taken, can depress breathing. Central nervous system depressants slow down brain function; if combined with other medications that cause drowsiness or with alcohol, heart rate and respiration can slow down dangerously. Taken repeatedly or in high doses, stimulants can cause anxiety, paranoia, dangerously high body temperatures, irregular heartbeat, or seizures.

Information courtesy of National Institute on Drug Abuse.  For more information, read their detailed website here: http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/prescription-drugs

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