What Should I Do if I’m Addicted to Multiple Medications?

What should I do if I'm addicted to multiple medicationsAddiction to one substance can be difficult to overcome, which means that addiction to multiple drugs can create multiple problems and roadblocks to recovery. Polysubstance dependence is the use and abuse of multiple drugs of different classifications simultaneously with no particular preference to one over the others. This type of drug abuse is generally associated with mental health disorders, such as depression or personality disorders. It is characterized by a basic need to use all the drugs in order to continue relieving a negative psychological or physical symptom. Being addicted to multiple medications is typically a result of some form of chronic pain management or mental disorder, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In order to be properly and effectively treated for addiction to multiple medications, a person must undergo an extensive assessment to uncover co-occurring mental and physical disorders. Due to this fact, it is essential to enter into a specialized rehab facility that offers Dual Diagnosis treatment for drug addiction and mental or physical disorders. Some of the many benefits of entering into rehab for multiple addictions include the following:

  • A thorough initial assessment is conducted by a team of clinicians and other professionals to uncover all the substances abused, any co-occurring disorders, and pre-existing conditions related to the addictions.
  • Specialized treatment facilities have experience treating patients who struggle with chronic relapses due to previously untreated poly-drug abuse and dual disorders.
  • An individualized treatment plan is created to meet the specific needs and goals of each patient.
  • Negative family dynamics, behavioral disorders, and medical conditions that are contributing to the addictions are uncovered and addressed.
  • Education, coping skills, life skills, and intensive therapy is provided in order to treat all the factors of the dual disorders.
  • Solution based treatment is provided to overcome physical and mental challenges of addiction recovery, such as chronic pain or PTSD.

Recovering from addiction is difficult, especially without proper treatment. Overcoming multiple addictions and experiencing a drug free life is virtually impossible without specialized treatment. Treating the addictions by themselves is not an effective way to overcome poly-drug abuse because more often than not they are co-occurring with numerous other disorders. Once an addict detoxes from all the substances and is in early recovery, the other mental or physical disorders will cause the addict to revert back to drug use. Rehab becomes essential at this point in order to be effectively treated for all of the disorders and live a drug free life.

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