Medical Complications and Addiction

Medical Complications and AddictionRaleigh Durham residents special medical needs have an especially difficult recovery journey ahead of them, but freedom from drug abuse is possible for Raleigh Durham residents with extra effort and total compliance with recovery guidelines.

Prescriptions to Avoid for Raleigh Durham Patients with Addiction History

If a Raleigh Durham resident has gone through addiction or is still struggling with it, his doctor should be very careful not to prescribe drugs with a high potential to induce dependency. Some of these habit-forming drugs include the following:

  • Opioid painkillers (Morphine, Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin, Demerol, Robitussin AC, Opana, Suboxone, Ryzolt, Ultram, Lortab)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder medications (Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Dexedrine, Wellbutrin)
  • Anxiety relief medications (Xanax, Rivotril, Klonopin, Valium, Rohypnol, Ativan, Lunesta)

When a Raleigh Durham resident with no history of addiction is prescribed an addictive medication and begins raising his doses in order to find faster relief, drug dependence is likely to follow. Family history of addiction and drug acceptance in one’s surroundings also factor into this development. If a Raleigh Durham resident’s physician has a tendency to prescribe a regimen of drugs for every complaint his patients bring to him, treating the symptoms more than the problem, he may be inadvertently creating a mindset of drug dependency, which can lead to addiction for these patients.

Treatment for Raleigh Durham Drug Addicts with Medical Concerns

For a drug addict who has entered recovery treatment but has medical conditions that make medication of some kind necessary — especially if the only medicine that will help is the one to which he is addicted — recovery personnel must know every detail of the his medical history. The necessary medications should only be administered in a residential treatment facility by medical professionals with long experience in the field of addiction treatment. Specialized therapy is vital in helping the recovering Raleigh Durham resident control his cravings while others help to keep him sober. He may have to accept the fact that he will always crave the drug, and that only the support and supervision of trusted loved ones will help him to remain clean. Rather than being discouraged by this, however, the patient can learn to see this state of affairs as a “new normal” and a chance to learn humility and trust, rebuilding relationships that were damaged by his addiction.

Addiction Recovery for the Specific Medical Needs of Raleigh Durham Residents

If you or your loved one in Raleigh Durham needs addiction treatment but has medical issues that require constant vigilance, please call our toll-free helpline. We can direct you to residential recovery centers with qualified staff prepared to provide for every medical need, and we are available to answer your call 24 hours a day. Call us today and let us help you find freedom from drug dependence.