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Prescription Drugs: Over the Counter and Prescribed Drugs   
Just like they sound, prescription drugs do wonders for people that they are prescribed to help, but when used outside of a Doctor's orders, do harm to your mind and body, even though they are legal. But legal prescription drug abuse often leads to the addictive desire to buy illegal drugs, and drugs that are not "controlled" for quality and quantity. Prescription abuse and addiction is abundant and can happen to people without realizing it, or people who intend to misuse these drugs. However you found yourself here, this lesson will open your eyes and allow you to receive the help you need and deserve.
  • Introduction
  • What Are Prescription Drugs
  • How Do They Affect a Person
  • What Can a Person Do to Change
  • What Happens if They Do Not Decide to Change
  • Summary
  • Streaming Video
  • Detailed Lesson Printout
  • Interactive Slides
  • Moderated Forum
  • Peer Chat
  • Polls
  • Additional Resource Links
Lesson Specs
Length: 28 min, 41 sec
  Part of Course:
Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction
Lesson Instructors
  Theodore Parran, MD  
  Medical Professional with Addiction and Substance Abuse Specialty
Wang Professor of Medical Education, CWRU School of Medicine Associate Medical Director, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Hospital.
  Chris L. Adelman, MD  
  Medical Director, Rosary Hall St. Vincent CharityHospital, Cleveland, OH
A 1979 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Medical School, Dr.Adelman’s interest in addiction medicine dates back to his first assignment as an emergency room physician in Montana, where he quickly became the first medical director of the hospital’s addiction treatment program.
  Dr. Russell Goodwin  
  Addiction and Substance Abuse Expert
Russell J. Goodwin is a highly experienced professional with a unique set of skills as a therapist and trainer. Mr. Goodwin works extensively with both individuals and corporations at IMPACT Solutions as coordinator for these services.

On the private practice side, Mr. Goodwin counsels adolescents, young adults, and adults who are dealing with chemical dependency and other addictions, co-dependency, adolescent disorders, family parenting and relationship issues, adjustment disorders, abuse, anxiety, depression, and anger/behavioral management issues. Mr. Goodwin also does marital/couples/family therapy and conducts chemical dependency assessments and interventions.

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