High Potential for Dangerous Dual Addiction
Lita Perna Says...
I admire you for your honesty for telling your story here, and your wisdom at seeking the help of a physician and for not trying to treat this yourself.
I understand you have concerns about tapering off.
You didn’t mention if you have had issues with other drugs like alcohol, marijuana or narcotic drugs; often, abuse of one drug means there has been a history of abuse of other drugs. And often, abuse of one drug leads to abuse of another drug.
I suggest you see a psychiatrist who specializes in addiction. A psychiatrist will also have experience treating ADD. The doctor would be the best person to answer your question.
The doctor may suggest inpatient care in a comprehensive treatment program first, if your addiction is deemed serious enough.
Be prepared to continue to tell the truth and to do whatever it takes to get your life back.
Will a doctor give you a script for a benzo to help you deal with cravings to binge?
Benzos are highly addictive.
Are you at risk for a dual addiction?
I can't answer your question. Your doctor can.
And I have a question for you: If the doctor you see refuses, what are you going to do?
You can always 'doctor shop' but you'd be buying a ticket to hell.
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