Addiction to Hydrocodone and Xanax
Donald McCoy Says...
Thank you for your question.
I believe that you need to look at your addiction as just that an addiction to pain relievers. I think you may need an anti-anxiety medication to help you through this, prescribed by one doctor. I also believe that you at least need to enter into counseling if you have not done that yet.
There is a reason you are abusig the medications, possibly some part of your life is painful and you are having difficulty facing the issue and use the meds to help you past the moments of pain (physical, emotional, spiritual).
My reccomendation is to find a good counselor first, work with her or him on this issue and whether or not you need to enter into a treatment center. Of note, many of the new substance abuse centers are marvelous today, offering mindfulness, yoga, and other holistic therapies.
I do hope this was of help, I wish you all the best. Don McCoy LPC NCC
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