Many of us have many drug addictions that affect each of us uniquely. What should you do if you are addicted to alcohol, Zanex, caffeine, nicotine and heroin or some other combination of drugs? Often people become addicted to multiple drugs because each drug provides a specific function for them.
Smoking cigarettes provides stress relief, caffeine wakes them up and alcohol and Zanex allow them to sleep. Ideally, to end these multiple addictions, you should go into an inpatient rehab facility for at least three months and have medically supervised withdrawal from each of these drugs. Each drug that you're addicted to is affecting your brain chemistry.
Little is understood about how multiple addictions affect each part of the brain, but what is known is that you can successfully withdraw from each drug and your brain will eventually recover and begin to function more “normally”. You'll feel less stress and be able to go to sleep and wake up without the assistance of drugs.
Many have succeeded in quitting multiple drugs
MANY if not most former addicts have had multiple addictions and are completely clean from all chemicals once they fully embrace their addiction recovery. There are others who are in recovery, but use medications described by a doctor to treat underlying mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.
There are still others, who use an opiate substitute like Suboxone or Methadone to assist them in their recovery. Finally, there are still others who still smoke cigarettes and drink their morning mug of coffee to help them through their day. But all of them are in addiction recovery and are no longer using the drugs that have harmed them so deeply. They no longer drink a fifth of Vodka daily, or shoot heroin twice a day to avoid feeling awful.
Addiction recovery looks different for everyone, but you'll know you're in addiction recovery when you begin to recover your life. One clear sign of addiction recovery is that your life is no longer in total chaos. Your key relationships are functioning reasonably well. You are working or otherwise living what is viewed as a reasonably normal life. You're in addiction recovery.
1. Join a 12-step program, which you work on DAILY and start TODAY!
Most addicts who have recovered from multiple drug addictions, worked the 12-steps for at least two years. The 12-steps showed them how to find THEIR recovery, on their terms. Working the 12-steps allowed them to rediscover who they are without drugs. The 12-steps also helped them to transition from the drug addicted life they were living into a new life without drugs.
2. Go to a hospital for medically supervised withdrawal.
Withdrawing from multiple drugs at the same time is dangerous and very tricky, so it is imperative that you receive medically supervised withdrawal to avoid life threatening issues that may occur as a result of your brain trying to learn how to function without the drugs in your system.
3. Find a safe place to live where you don't have access to drugs.
Ideally you should move to a rehab facility or a sober living house where you don't have access to your current network and you CAN't use.
Recovery from multiple drug addictions is very possible if you are willing to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and move into recovery.