If you are prescribed a medication by your doctor, make sure to ask questions.

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“Don’t make the mistake of thinking just because the doctor writes out a prescription that it makes those drugs any less toxic, any less addictive,” Dr. Phil says. “Be very careful what you take. Ask hard questions of your doctor, before they start giving you addictive medications.”

On Wednesday’s episode, Dr. Phil’s guest, Cameron, says he was a star athlete looking forward to playing baseball in college. But after he suffered injuries, he had surgeries and was then prescribed pain meds, to which he became addicted. Now, he says he’s addicted to heroin.

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Hear more of Dr. Phil’s advice from Today’s Takeaway in the video above.
This episode airs Wednesday. Watch more here.