Pharmacy Students Trained to Spot Drug Addiction
Many colleges and universities are implementing a program for pharmacy students to teach them how to recognize drug addiction. When a patient goes to the doctor for an injury and condition and needs medication, 75% of the time they walk out with a prescription for a potentially addicting medication. The only thing standing in the way of a patient getting that medication is a pharmacist.
Pharmacists need to recognize signs of addiction. This may be noticing a patient is acting strange when picking up a prescription, a patient coming in often for refills on an addicting medication, or even a patient trying to get a refill of something a doctor did not approve. If a pharmacist can recognize these signs, they may be able to address the issue with the patient or their doctor and get them help.
If you or someone you know is battling addiction, Seabrook can help. Call us anytime at 800.761.7575 for more information on our facility.