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The Dangers of Subsys Abuse

There are many dangers associated with abusing narcotic medications, including Subsys. Taking too much can be physically dangerous. Large doses can cause breathing problems, extreme sedation, coma, and even death, especially in people who are not used to the medication. Even what seems like a small Subsys dosage (even just the "leftovers" after the medication is already used) may be dangerous to someone who is not used to taking it.
In addition, the emotional and social consequences of abuse can be devastating. Relationships and careers can be destroyed, and years of hard work can be ruined in a short time. Abuse can also affect society through violence, drug-related crimes, and car accidents.

Who Is at Risk for Abusing Subsys?

Drug abuse can happen to anyone. However, not everyone who uses Subsys will abuse it. Unfortunately, it is difficult to know beforehand who will develop a problem and who will not.
Some people, however, have an increased risk for narcotic abuse. This includes people with a personal or family history of addiction or drug or alcohol abuse, and people with mental health problems, such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Where to Go for Help

If you feel you may be developing a problem with Subsys addiction or abuse, please seek help immediately. Addiction is a treatable illness, and help is available. You cannot overcome the problem alone.
Your healthcare provider is a great place to start when searching for help with abuse or addiction. He or she will be able to assist you in dealing with the problem, and may suggest other resources.
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