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Parentsof teens lend me your ears. If you feel it is enough to keep your teens away from alcohol and marijuana for preventing them from addiction, you are wrong. If they complain a lot about some pain and urge you to get them painkillers for relief, it is time for you if painkillers are their new addiction. Interestingly, a recent study shows painkiller addiction ranks third after alcohol and marijuana among teens.
All you need to know about painkiller addiction
Certain painkilling drugs are 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin; hence, they are dangerous, say experts. Also, painkillers are highly addictive. You should know that painkillers belong to the opioid family of drugs that tend to increase addiction on overuse. It is mostly noticed that painkiller addiction among teens begin with a doctor's prescription which eventually turns into getting dependent on the drug.
Red alert signs parents need to watch out
Preventing painkiller addiction: Tips for parents
If you are confused on how to track your teens and prevent them from getting into painkiller addiction, here is a handy list you should follow.
Be aware of the withdrawal symptoms of painkiller abuse that include restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, nervousness, agitation, sadness, depression, chills with goosebumps, involuntary leg movements and violence and phobia.
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