These are some true unfortunate stories, very common and very easy to fall into and many rehabilitation drug centers hear them all the time.
People take medication for a physical problem and before they know it, they end up addicted. How did it happen? When medication becomes a drug addiction, Drug Rehab Centers always can help you, so you can get your life back on track.
Many times, it has to do with how our bodies and our brains deal with pain. Truthfully, they don’t handle it in good way. Any pain relief is seen as a godsend and the brain tells the body it wants more pills so that there is no hint of pain coming in. This has a person unwittingly taking a higher dosage. Unwittingly in this case does not mean not knowing the consequences; it means thinking that addiction just cannot and will never happen to him.
Doctors can often find themselves in a catch-22 position. A patient will come in complaining of pain. This is the leading cause of most doctor visits. The doctor then has a critical decision to make: How does he prescribe an opiate-based pain reliever when so many of them are addicting when not taken properly? This judgment call has too many Doctors under prescribing, which can be detrimental to someone in pain as well as those who over-medicate themselves when their doctor does give them a proper prescription.
People who have never been hooked on drugs have similar stories; a severe pain following an accident or chronic back problems has them suddenly addicted to medication when they had lived their entire lives free of such addictions.
* How is this possible?
The brain tells the body it needs the medication before the first dose has worn off so the person innocently takes a little “extra” and before he knows it, he is doubling and tripling his dosage, leading to addiction.
* What does a Doctor do?
Some religiously monitor their patients. They do not want them to suffer needless pain but they look them in the eye and tell them that they are going to monitor them closely and keep them on the straight and narrow for their own good. If you have a Doctor telling you this, consider yourself lucky that you have a caring one who wants to alleviate your pain and keep you from becoming addicted to your medication. Because the truth is, when medication becomes a drug addiction, you are in a different type of pain that can be a lot harder to overcome without help.