Medical Issues and Addiction

Medical Issues and AddictionMedical issues such as surgery or chronic pain can lead a person to become addicted to the prescribed drugs. A person already suffering from addiction may also have limited the types of drugs they can take as they heal from medical issues. Seattle residents suffering from addiction that experience a medical complication should inform their doctors of their addiction so alternative medication plans can be made. If you were prescribed addictive drugs after a medical complication and are having trouble quitting, seek treatment so that you can recover fully.

Addiction Changes Seattle Residents’ Prescriptions

If you become addicted to drugs, it changes the way you need to be treated when you experience a medical complication. If you are addicted to opiates or have a history of addiction and suffer from pain, you must alert your doctors to your history in order to avoid worsening your addiction. There are alternative methods to control pain or solutions to other medical problems Seattle residents may contend with. Addiction does not have to change the effectiveness of your treatment, it just might affect the path you need to take to treat your medical issue.

Medical Complications Can Lead to Addiction in Seattle Residents

Medical complications often require doctors to prescribe addictive drugs to treat a patient’s side effects.  However, even people free of an addictive medical history can fall into the trap of prescription drug addiction. If you begin abusing prescription drugs or if you use narcotic prescription drugs for an extended period of time, you can develop dependence, which may lead to addiction. Every Seattle resident should be careful when prescribed narcotic drugs. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to go over the directions with you and be sure not to take more than directed.

Addiction Help

Call our toll-free helpline today if you or a loved one in Seattle are suffering from addiction and are ready to recover. With professional addiction treatment you can recover and live a full life. We are here to speak with you 24 hours a day about any concerns you have. We can answer your questions about addiction treatment programs and possibly direct you to an effective treatment center of your choice. We can help you sign up for addiction treatment and let you know if your health insurance policy will help pay for rehabilitative treatment, so pick up the phone and call now.