PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS POSE A THREAT TO VETERANS
- June 11, 2018
Few things can affect an individual more deeply than serving in an armed conflict. Witnessing and experiencing truly traumatic events can take a serious toll on a person. It is unsurprising, therefore, that many veterans are plagued with a variety of mental health issues, ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to depression to social anxiety. Struggling with these mental health issues is difficult enough, but, tragically, veterans with mental health issues are exposed to a number of additional difficulties as well.
Veterans diagnosed with a mental health disorder are far more likely to use prescription painkillers, narcotics, and opioids like Oxycontin, Vicodin, and Percocet. In addition to their addictive potential, these medications all have serious side effects and pose significant overdose risks.
If you are concerned that your loved one may be developing an addiction to prescription narcotics, you should speak with a certified addiction specialist at the earliest opportunity. Substance addiction is a progressive disease that will only grow worse if left untreated.
The supervised detoxification and residential treatment program at Asana Recovery uses a wide variety of different therapy methods in order to ensure that any person struggling with addiction can get the help they need. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our inspiring and motivational facilities and find out whether our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program is right for you.