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Prescription Medications: Misuse, Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction

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Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory, May 2006, Vol. 5, Issue 2
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This advisory answers questions about the seriousness of prescription drug misuse. It explains how people become dependent on prescription drugs, and treatment options. The advisory also offers necessary treatment resources for professionals.

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SMA12-4175
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May 2012
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