The process of recovery from opioids can sometimes feel very difficult. Part of this is from the intense physical withdraw opioids create, as your body may have lost the ability to function, feel healthy, or receive positive feelings without the substance use.
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Because it involved learning how to replace an all-consuming drive for an addictive substance with a full, healthy, and balanced life, recovery from addiction can be a very difficult process. The good news is that there is a variety of methods and ways that can support the addict, groups of people who can help him or her get sober and regain control of life.
A person doesn't make a conscious decision to become a drug addict and to accept all the negative things, like damaging relationships, failing at a career, or committing crimes, that often go along with it. Some have a genetic predisposition to addiction.
More Americans are getting prescriptions for painkillers than ever before. Along with this increased usage of painkillers, comes an increased risk for abuse of the drugs.
The most commonly prescribed medication for anxiety and depression are a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. This category includes recognizable names such as Xanax and Valium. These medications are prescribed for a variety of conditions, including anxiety, insomnia, withdrawal from alcohol, seizure, as a muscle relaxer, and as a sedative before events such as surgery.