Coming to terms with the realization that you may have a prescription drug problem can be scary, and even embarrassing. Whether you’ve noticed some of the signs yourself, or a loved one has made a comment about some of your behaviors, it’s not a fun moment. After the initial shock that you could have allowed yourself to get into such a situation has faded, it’s often replaced with anxiety or fear about what you can do to help yourself.  It can be tempting to keep the problem to yourself, out of shame or embarrassment, but by doing this, you simply allow yourself the opportunity to continue with your drug problem in secrecy.

The first step you should take when you realize you have a problem with prescription drugs is to be willing to admit it, and ask for help. You will never be able to overcome your addiction if you’re not willing to face it, and part of facing it is turning to people in your life who care for you, whether it’s family, friends or a medical professional, and admitting the problem, and asking for help. This step takes a lot of courage, especially if it will come as a shock to family and friends, but it’s necessary in order to ensure you have access to the help you need. It will take a lot of work, but addiction can be manage, and you can learn the steps needed to maintain sobriety. To get to that stage, though, you have to be willing to take the first leap, even if it’s a leap of faith.

It’s important to take stock of your options for treatment, as well. You should research inpatient and outpatient treatment programs with your family members or a healthcare professional, and work to find the right fit for you. It’s important to take a nonbiased look at which type of program would truly benefit you more, because if you don’t go through a treatment program that address the issues you need to address, then there’s a good chance you may struggle to achieve or maintain sobriety without the proper tools needed.

If you think you have a prescription drug problem, take the first step and ask for help, whether it’s from a doctor or a loved one. Don’t keep it to yourself, or the problem may simply grow worse with time.






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