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If you watch the news, you have heard about the opioid crisis currently sweeping our country caused by an abundance of opioid drug prescriptions. Abstral is an opioid, and drugs like this one and others can easily be abused and become addictive. Learn more about this below.
What is Abstral Abuse?
Abstral is a prescription drug that helps patients who are experiencing breakthrough cancer pain. The addictive nature of this drug requires it to be highly monitored and only available with a prescription; however, that, unfortunately, does not stop those who have a prescription from abusing it or diverting it from medical use.
Understanding Drug Addiction and Abuse
When a loved one is struggling with drug addiction or abuse, it is easy to be upset or angry with them. It is also easy to blame drug addiction on weakness, but this is not the case. The key to understanding drug use and addiction is to realize that it is a chronic disease like many other illnesses. Drug addiction is also a disease that can persist even when someone is working through their recovery. Drug relapse is common because addiction actually changes the way your brain works which makes relapse more likely in the future.
While recovery is not always easy, there are plenty of Abstral treatment centers and rehabs available to help people work through their addiction so that they can get and stay clean.Reach out to United Recovery Project for more information on helping a loved one through addiction.