How Doctors Can Tell If You’re Looking for Drugs

From attn:

Elder listed some of the “classic” indicators of drug-seeking behavior. They include the following:

  • Complaining of headaches.
  • Complaining of back pain.
  • Complaining of dental pain.
  • Requesting medication by name.
  • Requesting a refill of medications.
  • Reporting medications as having been lost or stolen.
  • Reporting 10 out of 10 pain.
  • Reporting greater than 10 out of 10 pain.
  • Reporting being out of medication.
  • Requesting medications parentally, which essentially means intravenously.

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