non-compliant or noncompliant user of controlled substance
your face is the answer
If they are prescription drugs-they are considered prescription drug abuse. Some may be classified as narcotics.
That is still 'drug addiction,' just possibly of the 'legal' variety.
It's important in order to reduce prescription drug abuse.
Power to Change - 2012 Overcoming Prescription Drug Abuse 1-12 was released on: USA: 16 November 2012
Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.
Too many. Legalize the herb
Taking prescription drugs may be even destructive as illegal/illicit drugs do. Taking prescription drugs for several reasons can be very risky because a user will eventually fall to addiction. Prescription drug abuse may also have the same signs with illegal but there could be possibly more treatments to be given.
It is legal, but available only by prescription. There is no problem with penicillin abuse since it is an antibiotic, not a psychoactive drug.