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To use your perscribed meds

by phyllis
(moira, ny)

What if your loved one is using his prescribed meds but isn't taking them the way that they are suppose to be taking them?

They are suppose to be taking them by mouth and instead they are crushing them and snorting them what should I do?

I know that they are their meds and they are suppose to take them but to do it this way is not how it is said to be done.

Could someone please help me with this?

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Crushing and snorting is drug abuse
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Phyllis,

People who abuse drugs often change how prescribed drugs are taken. It is NEVER appropriate to crush pills and then snort the powder. This is done to increase the potency of the pills and usually leads to drug addiction.

Rather than having the pills go through the stomach and be absorbed into the bloodstream, snorting them sends them directed into the brain and significant increases the "high" achieved from the drugs.

I recommend that you tell the prescribing physician how the drugs are being used so that the doctor can help take the corrective action, which probably means no longer prescribing the meds that are being abused.

Good Luck,

Debbie

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