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Coping with Stress and Prescription Drug Addiction

Coping with stress and prescription drug addictionPrescription drug addiction is a serious problem on its own. Along with stress of normal life, or even more serious stress like anxiety disorders, panic attacks or phobias, an addiction can become unmanageable and extremely difficult. When stress and prescription drug addiction operate in a cycle, each problem will only become worse without treatment. But, there are ways you can cope with your stress and get help for prescription drug addiction at the same time.

How Stress and Addiction Work Together

Addiction is stressful, but stress can range from everyday conflicts to severe anxiety and panic attacks. Both problems can make addiction worse. In fact, addiction and stress operate in a cycle that keeps you using.Many people who abuse prescription drugs do so to self-medicate. In other words, these people seek to feel better when life is difficult. If you are addicted to prescription drugs, it does not mean that you are a bad person or that you have failed in any way. Prescription drug addiction is one of the biggest problems in the United States and Canada.

While many people become addicted through attempts to self-medicate stress, the stress that addiction causes can eventually lead to greater addiction and greater amounts of anxiety. Without treatment, many people become trapped in a cycle that makes life miserable.

Help for Stress and Addiction

You may think that the idea of rehab seems a little extreme. Or perhaps you have tried rehab before with no luck. Please give yourself the opportunity to learn about newer integrated treatment programs that can help.

Dual Diagnosis treatment is a special type of substance abuse treatment. It works to heal both emotional and mental health problems while treating addiction. By placing all services in one location, you can get better faster, more effectively and feel happier more quickly.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Help

Let us tell you more about Dual Diagnosis treatment and help you connect with one of our many treatment programs. We work with a number of reputable, licensed recovery programs that can help. No matter what your addiction or the causes of your addiction are, we can help you find a program that fits your needs and your budget. If you would like to learn more, please call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline today to speak with a counselor now.

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