Signs You are Addicted To Prescription Meds and Should Head to Drug Rehab
What may have started as a way to stop the pain following a surgery, or after you have sustained an injury, might now be a problem that requires drug rehab. If you have gone from taking prescription medication to help manage pain, to feeling as if you need the medication all the time, this could indicate a problem.
There are some signs to look for when you think you may have become dependent on prescription drugs. If you recognize any of these signs in yourself, then it is possible that you could benefit from drug rehab.
1. Increased Dosage
After a person has been taking prescription medication for a while, they may start to become tolerant to the dosage. If you are finding that you require an increased dosage of medication in order to get the same result then perhaps you have become dependent on the medication and require drug rehab.
2. Socially Withdraw After Others Notice the Problem
Have your friends and/or family tried to talk to you about your prescription medication use? Did you get defensive? If you find that you are now withdrawing from your friends and family, and other social situations, perhaps it is time to consider drug rehab. When you become dependent on prescription medication, it often translates to you spending more time alone and isolated from friends and family. Look for this warning sign as an indicator that you need some professional help.
3. Continued Use…Even After Recovery
Have you long since recovered from the operation that resulted in you being prescribed the medication? Have your broken bones long since mended? If the answer is yes, yet you still feel the need to take the prescription medication you may want to consider getting help. If there is no medical need for you to continue taking the drug, then you have become dependent on the drug. At drug rehab, they will help you work your way through the addiction and identify ways to avoid relapsing in the future.
4. Life Is Starting to Suffer
Are you starting to neglect your responsibilities at work? What about at home? When your professional and personal life begins to suffer at the hands of your substance abuse, it is time to go to drug rehab and get help. Don’t wait until it is too late and relationships are hurt beyond repair.
5. Feeling the Effects
Another sign that you have become dependent on your prescription medication is when you start to feel the effects of the drugs, such as regularly forgetting things. If you are experiencing blackouts, where you are unable to recall recent events that have happened, you need to get help.
If these signs sound like you, it is not too late to get help. Acknowledge the fact that you are abusing your prescription medications. Once you make that acknowledgement, we will be able to help you at drug rehab.