Tell your doctor about any history you have had with substance misuse or addiction to alcohol or other drugs or if you have a history of smoking cigarettes. You should also tell your healthcare provider if anyone in your family has had a problem with substance misuse or addiction.
Some ways to start this discussion include:
- This is a little uncomfortable, but will this prescription be OK if I have my daily drink?
- How will vaping or smoking react with this prescription?
- Sometimes my friends and I use [fill in the drug] on the weekends. How will that react with this prescription?
- I have family members with some addiction problems. Am I OK to take this prescription? What do I need to watch out for?