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    Stereotype Attached to Prescription Drugs

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    Is there a stereotype attached to prescription drugs as being a "clean" or a "higher class" than street drugs? For example, oxycodone is basically a just a synthetic form of heroin. Craving, tolerance and withdrawal develop to both. Each present severe withdrawal symptoms and recovery for both addictions are often facilitated with methadone.

    Certainly the legal drugs are ones that can be difficult to change, any thoughts?

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    There is indeed a stereotype attached to prescription drugs as being clean or higher class, even when many of these prescription drugs have the same types of effects on ...

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    The expert examines stereotypes attached to prescription drugs.