Prescribed medicines are the way in which many addicts get hooked first by making these drugs legal in the gateway of new drugs, the results of the study of the new show.But the study found that 92 % of patients said that in the end bought illegal drugs because street drugs are less expensive and more effective prescription drugs. The reasons for continuing to use drugs included to feel normal, to feel like a better person or to relieve pain and emotional stress.
The study compared the efficacy and safety to take a tablet of 50 milligrams of miconazole mucoadhesive orally once a day to 10 milligrams of clotrimazole, an antifungal pill five times a day. Among the 578 patients enrolled in this randomized study, 291 received the tablets and 287 received clotrimazole pill.
The study was published recently in the Journal of Addiction Medicine.
We are seeing an increasing number of patients addicted to prescription drugs, so we wanted to better understand how they were hung, the study’s lead author, Dr. Richard Blondell, professor of family medicine, said in a news release University of Buffalo.
University at Buffalo researchers interviewed 75 patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification and found that 31 of them have said that before he became addicted to painkillers prescribed legitimately.