Medication Addiction is alarmingly common. It is very serious and needs addressing quickly due to the huge health risks associated with it! The most common addictive over the counter and prescription medications are Benzodiazepines, Codeine and other Opiates.
Benzodiazepines (Benzo) Addiction
The problem with Benzodiazepines is that they are prescribed primarily for anxiety and/or sleep issues so there is a legitimate reason for using them at the start and over the last 20 years they have been a quick fix and highly over-prescribed leading to huge numbers of people starting out in addiction who would often view themselves as the least likely of people to become addicted to anything. The catch is that they are highly addictive and a common cause of medication addiction. They are a highly problematic class of drug because most people are not told the risks involved when they are first prescribed. They shouldn’t be taken long term and decades ago were so overly prescribed that we have an older generation of addicts who probably would not have become addicted to other substance. They are also heavily abused by other addicts and those who use other substances because sadly they are too easy to get hold of and are used as a come down from stimulants by many addicts. Benzodiazepine dependence happens quickly and is one of the most difficult addictions to manage so the only really effective way to beat a benzo addiction is to access a residential rehab with good medical facilities. The addiction rehabilitation process needs medical support and management in order to safely and effectively detox the person. We can get you in one today so Contact Us for direct rehab entry.
Prescription Medication Addiction – Codeine, Opiates
As discussed before, Benzodiazepines are prescribed and included in this addiction group, there are others however. People usually become addicted to the prescription medication that makes them feel good (usually opiate based medication) or helps them to sleep or not to feel at all (benzo’s or other sleeping medication). When these are abused by the patient they are often trying to escape from something or some way that they are feeling, the same as other addicts. The problem is it often starts as something that a doctor has told them to take so they can easily pass the responsibility of their addiction on to the prescribing doctor. Unfortunately they are no different to all the other addicts in the world, they have the disease of addiction, they have just found another route to becoming a fully blown addict than someone who parties and drinks a lot or someone who seeks out illegal drugs. Once we accept this, we can move forward to managing the drugs. Again, any addiction of this kind should be properly managed with a good medical detox facility. We work with the best and most effective rehabs so Contact Us and we will sort everything out for you.
Over The Counter Medication Addiction.
Many people believe that because they can just go into a pharmacy and buy a medication, that it is safe. This is not true and many of the over the counter medication addictions occur by accident. For example, someone is experiencing headaches and buys opiates – codeine based pain medication, takes it regularly for a while and then becomes addicted. This is alarmingly common and once people become addicted they don’t necessarily realise at first and their usage increases gradually until they find themselves dependant upon the medication. In my early days of addiction, I had a very damaging codeine addiction and it wasn’t until two decades later that I came to understand that it was where my addiction began. As with all medication addictions, the detox needs to be properly managed and we can arrange it to your individual needs so get in touch and we will get back to you immediately. Whist the person is in treatment, we always support the family so that they are kept fully informed on the process and progress.
So, for the best Codeine and Medication Addiction Treatment, Benzodiazepines, Opiates or anything else, get in touch, we want to help!