An article written by Amanda Gardner sheds a little light on the whys and hows of prescription drug abuse. Most often this happens when a patient is prescribed a very strong drug to treat a multitude of pain issues. It might take away the pain but then some end up enjoying the euphoric numbness that they receive far beyond the end of the actual pain.
According to one teen who was interviewed, he was eventually popping 45 prescription pain pills a day, with the strongest one being hydrocodone. He was also abusing tranquilizers like alprazolam and diazepam.
This addiction overtook him and