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What if I Don’t Want to Stop Using Prescription Drugs?

What if I Don't Want to Stop Using Prescription Drugs?It can be laborious to quit using prescription drugs. However, using prescription drugs long term can lead to numerous problems and disastrous consequences, and it may even cost you your life. Although it will be challenging, quitting can greatly improve your health, spare you from untold difficulties and may even save your life.

Reasons People Continue to Use Prescription Drugs

The most commonly abused prescription drugs include opioids such as Lortab or Percocet and benzodiazepines such as Ativan or Xanax, and these drugs produce a strong physical dependence that makes quitting extremely difficult. Once dependency has occurred, stopping use of these drugs causes withdrawal symptoms that can be extremely unpleasant and even dangerous. When prescription drug addicts try to quit without professional assistance, the withdrawal symptoms are often overwhelming and compel relapse. Addiction treatment allows patients to detox in a safe environment under the care of professionals who know how to make patients as comfortable as possible.

Addicts may be afraid to enter rehab, which is completely normal. But the fact is that rehab professionals know the safest, most effective ways to treat drug addiction. Rehab centers are designed to make the experience as pleasant as possible and ensure the greatest chances of success. Treatment can be the turning point in a person’s life, leading to enormous positive changes. In short, professional rehab can help you stop using prescription drugs.

Finally, drug use can become a deeply ingrained habit. The lifestyle of drug abuse can dominate a person’s identity. It is likely that most or all of a drug user’s friends are also drug users, and she may fear that quitting drugs means she will lose friends. But the fact is that once a person has conquered addiction, she will see that she can enjoy life without drugs. Sober living opens up new possibilities. Recovering addicts will have more money, free time, energy, ambition and better health. They will find new friends who share in her newfound interests and love of life.

Reasons to Stop Using Prescription Drugs

The most important reason to stop using prescription drugs is that it may save your life. Opioids can cause fatal overdose, especially if combined with sedatives like alcohol or benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines usually don’t lead to death when taken by themselves, but they can be fatal when combined with alcohol, opioids or other benzodiazepines. Chronic, long-term use of these drugs can lead to severe dependency and numerous health and psychological problems, possibly including psychosis or suicidal tendencies.
Regular use of prescription drugs can cause numerous problems, including legal and financial troubles, problems with family and relationships, damage to a career and job loss.

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