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The Dangers of Improperly Using Prescription Drugs

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The premature death of actress Brittany Murphy is an example of how prescription drugs can lead to a dangerous substance abuse problem. This video explains why prescription drug dependency is so common in the United States.

Murphy is just one of many individuals who have succumbed to prescription drug addiction. Though a drug may be perfectly legal to prescribe and use, taking more than the recommended dosage can be dangerous. Celebrities may have an easier time obtaining these medications, but even ordinary citizens have easy access to these drugs with or without their doctor’s consent.

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