Over-the-counter addicts – a secret addiction

By Liz Lockhart

Over The Counter Drug AbuseWhilst we are well aware of drug addiction, often considered to be associated with illegal substances, another type of addiction is emerging.  Mental Healthy has written on the subject of substance addiction and about the separate topic of addiction to prescription medication.  Another article explains the steps to freedom from tranquilliser addiction.

A new study investigates an emerging addiction which is often associated with codeine-based medicines purchased across the counter. 

Dr. Richard Cooper, lecturer in public health, school health and related research from the University of Sheffield undertook this U.K. study. Cooper and his team examined the current issues related to over-the-counter (OTC) medicine addiction by investigating the experiences of individuals affected by medicine abuse.

Full story at Mental Healthy

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