Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The Road To Recovery
I heard the saddest story today. A friend of mine was telling me about one of their family members who had to take prescription pain killers after a very serious surgery. This person was on these highly addictive pain killers for several months. Eventually this family member became addicted to the medications. He had a vicodin addiction. It was really hard on my friends family to watch one of their family members life fall apart. This person eventually had to seek treatment at a drug treatment center. He was there for several months and it was a long road to recovery for him, but he did it. He now is back on the road to putting his life back together piece by piece. He found himself a steady job with great pay. His wife stayed by his side through the entire ordeal. I was so glad to hear this story had a happy ending. My question is what are doctors thinking when they are giving out these highly addictive drugs? This might sound silly, but do people with addictive personalities become addicted more easily to prescription drugs? If you have a substance abuse problem, please know that there is help out there. You just have to ask for it. Remember you are not alone in this terrible journey.