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How Fast Can a Person Get Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

For a person in British Columbia, getting actually addicted to prescription can take some time in some cases. The worse thing about prescription drugs is not how fast you can get addicted to them, but rather how you end up addicted to them. The thing is that the addiction will often develop over time but can happen to those who did not even set out to abuse prescription drugs. If a person in British Columbia gets a prescription for OxyContin, for example, they can follow their prescription, but if that prescription for some reasons ends up being for an extended period of time, that person runs the risk of becoming addicted to it. This happens to a lot of people in British Columbia.

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So the physical addiction itself to prescription drugs is sort of a longer-term process but can happen quite quickly for some. Once the physical addiction has kicked in, it is very hard, even dangerous for some to quit on their own, cold turkey. For some people in British Columbia, the psychological addiction can also be a big problem and can create the addiction pretty early on. A person could have a lot of problems that he wants to escape, and prescription drugs could truly help him escape. However, the stage where a person has to have prescription drugs in order to function properly usually happens later in the stage of the addiction.

Prescription drug addiction is very dangerous; it is important for these people to get the help of professionals at a rehab center in British Columbia. This way, they can safely get off the drugs and get their lives back.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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