In this web journal our focal point of discussion is overcoming addiction to prescription medications, I’m just really struggling with abusing pain meds and benzodiazepines and sleeping tablets and desperately want to stop.
I feel like every time I’m reading about any online research paper on addiction, or even watching the news, I am bombarded by information about the opioid crisis and that’s probably because in Australia alone it is estimated the 1.4 million people have been abused prescription drugs in their lifetime. Recovery is possible from these circumstances that’s why I decided to address this query.
What is the real meaning of Addiction?
Addiction is the recurring participation in a drug or activity, although this involvement was and may continue to be enjoyable or beneficial, currently caused considerable harm. In brief, dependence is when we continue to do or use something regardless of how adversely our lives are affected. And we struggle to stop because we are emotionally or physically dependent on it. Don’t worry if you have such kind of symptoms because recovery is possible from these mental health issues.
I want to talk a bit about prescription medication because the majority of people are unsure about the usage of pain meds, benzodiazepines, and sleeping tablets.
Pain killers usually fall into the opioid category, meaning that they work with the opioid receptors in the brain to stop us from feeling any pain. Not only are all these medications very easy to become addicted to, but if we used to get high from taking some painkillers, over time we can build up a tolerance to that amount but if we take those painkillers in conjunction with benzo, we can get that same high we used to get. When we first started abusing painkillers.
How these medications can be harmful for your life?
Since both benzodiazepines and opioids are what I would call downers, meaning that they make you feel relaxed and sleepy, can be very dangerous to mix them because that’s when an overdose happens and people can die due to slowed breathing and heart rate. Pretty much it just slowly stops.
Mix in sleeping medications and we are at an even higher risk for overdose. So if you find yourself abusing prescription medications, you must keep this thing in mind that help is out there and recovery is possible from this addiction.
How you can recover from various addictive habits?
The majority of people have the opinion that it’s useless to even think that recovery is possible from the severe addiction phase. I am going to put forward some steps of recovery which will surely help you
- The first step is to be open and willing to work on it. When it comes to eating disorder recovery. That we don’t want to get a better cause that can take a while, we need to consider, is a willingness to change.
- The next step is to build up your support system. This can be done in many ways. This could be friends and family and a treatment team or possibly just a treatment team. When we’re been in the throes of an addiction for a really long period of time, that can distance us from friends and family and it can be hard to get back in contact with them.
- , Find a treatment program, or even just an outpatient treatment team, like your regular doctor, a psychiatrist, and a therapist.
At the end of this short paper piece I want to mention that there can be terrible and dangerous withdrawal symptoms, so please do not try to do this on your own. There are even detox houses where all they do there is help you manage the withdrawal symptoms and ensure that you’re medically all right during that process. So find whatever’s available in your area.