Abusing Over the Counter Drugs: Illicit Uses for Everyday Drugs

by Kim Etingoff

The government has approved them. You don't need a prescription. You can get them at practically any supermarket. So obviously over-the-counter medications can't be dangerous, right? Wrong. When taken in ways other than directed, over-the-counter medications can be just as dangerous as many illegal drugs. And because there's a false sense of security about the medications--and because they are in almost everyone's home medicine cabinet--the abuse and misuse of over-the-counter medications are on the rise. "Abusing Over-the-Counter Drugs: Illicit Uses for Everyday Drugs" presents the facts about this alarming trend. You'll learn what drugs are most misused, the effects of misused over-the-counter medications, and what the government is doing to stem the problem. You will also find suggestions on how to get help to stop abusing over-the-counter medications.


ISBN 978-1-4222-2425-0


ISBN 978-1-4222-9289-1
6 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches
128 pages

Part of the Series: Illicit and Misused Drugs

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