Recreational use of prescription drug is a serious problem with teens and young adults. Many youths think prescription drugs are safe because they were prescribed by a doctor. But taking them for non-medical use to get high or “self-medicate” can be just as dangerous and additive as taking illegal street drugs.

There are very serious health risks in taking prescription drugs. This is why they are taken only under the care of a doctor. And even then, they have to be closely monitored to avoid addition or other problems. Many pills look the same; it is extremely dangerous to take any pills that you are uncertain about or was not prescribed for you.

People can also have differences in each person body chemistry. A drug that was okay for one person could be very risky, even fatal for someone else. Prescription drug are only safe for the individuals who actually have the prescription for them and on one else.