The Prevalence Of Painkiller Addiction
Things like alcohol and illicit drugs are usually what people think about when they hear the term addiction. However, many people have a painkiller addiction. In fact, it’s estimated that 1.7 million people who are over the age of 12 have abused painkillers.
One survey showed that 57% of people who have used painkillers for non-medical purposes got the pills from someone they knew. Only 18% of the people surveyed stated that they got the pills from a doctor.
Signs A Person Has A Painkiller Addiction
There are several signs a person may notice if he or she has a painkiller addiction. One of the first signs of an addiction is being preoccupied with the medication. People who have a painkiller addiction may also take more of the drug than what their doctor prescribes.
Many people believe that their doctor underestimates the pain and doesn’t give them the right dosage. That is why they may believe that it’s OK to take more than the recommended dosage. However, if you frequently find yourself taking more than the recommended dosage, then this likely a sign of an addiction.
Doctor-shopping is another sign that one is addicted to painkillers. This is the act of going from physician to physician in order to maintain a prescription. Furthermore, people who are addicted to painkillers often get their medications from other sources, such as the Internet or a sick relative.
You may notice some changes in yourself if you have a painkiller addiction. For example, your personality may change, and you may not feel like yourself. You may also be moody and neglect your personal hygiene.
How Holistic Healing Can Help A Person Who Has A Painkiller Addiction
Holistic healing is essential for overcoming a painkiller addiction. In fact, holistic healing is just as important as healing the mind and body. It takes time to heal the mind and the body. Holistic healing also takes time.
Painkiller addiction can be overwhelming. If you’ve tried every generic 12-step program and are looking for real healing, contact Roy Nelson and experience The Nelson Method. We can help you overcome your problems and get back on the right track. Call today!