Opioid pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives all have the potential to lead to addiction.
Prescription drug misuse may cause people to experience symptoms of mental health disorders. These symptoms generally improve after a person stops using the drugs, but may take a month or more to go away completely.
Drugs that slow down or calm people can cause symptoms of depression when misused. If a person goes into withdrawal from these drugs, they are likely to have anxiety.
Drugs that act as stimulants can cause symptoms of psychotic and anxiety disorders when misused. If a person goes into withdrawal, they are likely to have symptoms of major depression.
Opioid pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives may all cause sleep and sexual troubles.
Many people who are addicted to drugs are also diagnosed with other mental disorders, including anxiety and depression. Some people develop mental health problems related to their compulsive drug use, and some people take drugs in an attempt to alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders. Whatever symptoms appear first, it is important to treat both conditions at the same time.
The content above is courtesy of Mental Health America and the National Institute of Drug Abuse
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