Have you ever considered that a lot of people deal with their stress by using (abusing) drugs, tobacco, and alcohol? And so, that does cast some light as to why more people don't turn to the medical profession to get prescription drugs to help relieve their stress. However, drug intervention, in its various forms, can be very useful. That being said, you must consider that there are negative side effects with any drug, and there will be a trade-off between dealing with the stress or the side effects. Be certain that your doctor gives you all the facts about any drug he or she wants to prescribe. Here is some information that will help you become more informed on this serious topic.