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Common Signs of Lorcet Abuse

Most healthcare providers who prescribe or dispense Lorcet watch for certain signs of abuse, such as:
  • "Doctor shopping," which is seeing several different healthcare providers to obtain Lorcet prescriptions or switching from one provider to another
  • Going through a Lorcet prescription too quickly
  • Repeated reports of losing a prescription, having a prescription stolen, or needing a prescription early to go on vacation
  • Having a specific "favorite" narcotic drug (such as Lorcet), and nothing else will do (or reporting "allergies" to all other alternatives).
Friends and family can also keep an eye out for other signs of Lorcet addiction, such as:
  • Secluded behavior, often needing to spend large amounts of time alone
  • Stealing, lying, or other dishonest behavior
  • An unexplainable lack of money
  • Changes in social circles, such as abandoning good friends and replacing them with new ones
  • Unexplained changes in mood or behaviors.
There are also physical symptoms of Lorcet addiction, but these are nearly impossible to distinguish from the normal symptoms of simple Lorcet dependence, which will occur with all cases of long-term Lorcet use, including legitimate, non-abusive Lorcet use.

Can Lorcet Abuse Happen to Anyone?

Some people feel that anyone who takes Lorcet long enough will become addicted to it. However, most healthcare professionals believe that only some people are inclined toward drug or alcohol abuse, and only those people are at risk for Lorcet abuse. The problem is predicting who might develop a problem and who is not at risk. Having a prior history of drug or alcohol abuse, or even having a family history of such abuse, increases your risk for problems with Lorcet abuse. People with mental illness may also be at risk for drug or alcohol abuse, as drugs and alcohol can be used to "self-medicate" the mental illness symptoms.
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