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How can medication abuse lead to depression and even suicide? Addiction affects brain activity, changing your behaviour and attitude in many ways.

Brain scans reveal link between addiction and depression

A healthy brain and an addict& brain will look different using a brain scan. A healthy brain will show even blood flow and activity, an addicts brain would show more problems on a scan.

We need greater awareness of the dangers of certain medications.  Opioids in particular can make one more sensitive to pain, inhibit senses, lower sex drive and quickly cause dependence. Learn more from "Brainmain"

We need greater awareness of the dangers of certain medications. Opioids in particular can make one more sensitive to pain, inhibit senses, lower sex drive and quickly cause dependence. Learn more from "Brainmain"

Drugs affect everyone differently but there is never a safe level of drug use - they always carry some form of risk.

Drugs affect everyone differently but there is never a safe level of drug use - they always carry some form of risk.

Benzodiazepines slow down the activity of the central nervous system and delay the messages exchanged between the brain and body.  For more information visit the Australian Drug Foundation website: http://ow.ly/DTvBi

Benzodiazepines slow down the activity of the central nervous system and delay the messages exchanged between the brain and body. For more information visit the Australian Drug Foundation website: http://ow.ly/DTvBi

A great article from Medical Misuse Forum about accidental addicts

A great article from Medical Misuse Forum about accidental addicts

A great article from Medical Misuse Forum about accidental addicts

A great article from Medical Misuse Forum about accidental addicts

The number of ambulance calls in metropolitan Melbourne for incidents related to prescription painkillers are skyrocketing.  Join our movement on www.drshopping.org and make a call to action to your local MP about medication misuse and the need for a real-time prescription monitoring system.

The number of ambulance calls in metropolitan Melbourne for incidents related to prescription painkillers are skyrocketing. Join our movement on www.drshopping.org and make a call to action to your local MP about medication misuse and the need for a real-time prescription monitoring system.

Prescription medication addiction has been increasing in Australia in recent years. This is following similar trends in the UK where addictions to prescription medications have reached dangerous levels with 32,000 addicted.

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