How does addiction to prescription drugs affect the statistics for drug abuse in the United States? It’s disappointing, but no surprise to hear marijuana and alcohol are at the top of the list of abused substances by individuals aged 14 and over. It’s definitely surprising to learn that prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are next.
Cold and cough remedies containing dextromethorphan (a mind-altering drug) rank number 1 in abuse of OTC drugs. Vicodin, Ritalin, and Valium are among the most commonly abused prescribed drugs. Safe dosage instructions mean nothing when the user’s goal is abuse. The situation soon leads to addiction and other dangers, including overdose when drugs are combined or mixed with alcohol.
From step 1, the entire Holistix Treatment process is personalized to each individual to maximize relapse prevention.
IOP treatment is delivered in stages. The first steps include:
If you have a loved one suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, you will definitely want to know how you can help them overcome this addiction and even improve relapse prevention. There is no magic bullet to overcoming addiction as the road to recovery is bumpy and has pitfalls and setbacks.
Deciding to make a change is necessary to overcome addiction, and you need to constantly remind yourself you want to change. Tell friends and family you are quitting, and ask for their support.
If you or a loved one is dealing addiction to drugs or alcohol,
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