I don’t want to get addicted!
We agree. Who does set out to get addicted? Is that really a starting motive for anyone? “Ok. I’m going to take this pill crossing my fingers that I get addicted.” Even those of us who have suffered from addictions of illicit substances such as cocaine didn’t get into it hoping it would hook us real good.
So here are some questions for you:
- Do you have this concern about psychotropic (i.e. for the brain) medication?
- How do you see prescription medications for brain illness in comparison to illicit drugs?
- Are they related?
- And if so, how?
- Is there a difference in addictive qualities between one medication for the brain and another?
- Is there a difference in addictive qualities between a medication for the brain and a medication for the rest of the body?
- I.e., more time, more addiction?
Fears can be anxiety provoking filling us with dread and avoidance, including fears of medication addiction. However, they can also promote a more deliberate course. We can use our fears to get friendly with ourselves. We can use our fears. Fears can be a the energy we needed to do the work, to gain clarity about what we need to consider fair warning and what should be thrown out.
Self-Care Tip #284 – Use your fears as a tool to clarify what precautions are worth keeping and cleanse your stigmas otherwise.
- Can one become addicted to Metamucil? (zocdoc.com)
- Is it dangerous and/or addictive to take Tylenol PM every night to help me sleep? (zocdoc.com)
- Free to deal (thesun.co.uk)
- The Evolution of Psychiatry (psychologytoday.com)
- Say Yes to Medication And No To Drugs (friendtoyourself.com)
- Fighting For Brain Health Is At The Core Of Being A Friend To Yourself (friendtoyourself.com)