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Overcoming an addiction to prescription drugs

Many people dangerously do not realize the risks of taking copious amounts of prescription drugs. When people have been prescribed a medication to help treat persistent symptoms, they may be at a higher risk of becoming addicted if their doctor in California does not regularly monitor their condition to identify improvements. They are also at a higher risk if they do not understand the proper way to take their medication including dosage amounts and whether or not there are substances that should be avoided while a particular medication is being used. 

If people have been convicted of drug crimes and are experiencing the damaging consequences of drug use, they may be looking for ways to overcome their addiction and regain control of their life. According to drugabuse.gov, people can seek professional help where they can learn how to retrain their brain to react to cravings without giving into temptation. This training will also provide them with counseling that can help them identify cues that could increase the intensity of the temptation they feel. 

WebMD suggests that after people detox, they work with their health care provider to get medication that can help reduce the often-exhausting side effects of drug withdrawals. These symptoms can include cravings, belly pains, agitation and nausea among others. Medication can mitigate these symptoms before they become too intense and difficult to manage without relapsing.

People who make an active commitment to overcome their addiction and seek the help and support of professionals who are trained to intervene and provide help and education will have a much better chance at moving past their addiction and living a successful life. They can also rely on the love of their family members and friends as they work to overcome the consequences they have had to face as a result of their addictive behavior.  

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