When you are trying to maintain your sobriety, being prescribed medications can be a tricky proposition. You don’t want to refuse all medications recommended by your doctor, but there are many opportunities for abuse with many different common medications. Managing your meds responsibly can be very difficult, especially for newly sober patients.
Medications for Mental Health
One of the biggest problems with medication management during sobriety is that many people who have an addiction also have a mental illness. If you take medications for bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD, or another mental illness or disorder, taking medications to manage your symptoms could be necessary.(more…)