Am I Addicted to My Prescribed Meds?

18 million Americans have abused their drug prescription in the past year. If you’re worried that you might have a problem, you’re not alone. Take our free online quiz to find out if you need help.

Take Our “Am I Addicted to My Prescription Meds?” Quiz

This assessment takes less than 2 minutes. For each question, check Yes or No based on your answer. When you’re done, enter your email and click the Submit button to see your results.

Aside from over-the-counter drugs (Tylenol, etc), do you take medications that weren’t prescribed to you by a doctor?
If you take medication with a legal prescription, do you ever use more than the recommended dose?
Do you find yourself taking more and more to get the same effect?
Do you ever feel anxious or irritated without medication in your system?
Do you worry about leaving the house without your meds?
Do you ever experience withdrawal symptoms (shaking, nausea, vomiting) if you don’t take your medication?
Do you use your medication to cope with feelings of anxiety, depression, or trauma-related issues?
Do you ever call in sick to work or skip school because of the way the meds make you feel?
Has your medication caused you to lose interest in things you used to love?
Do you visit multiple doctors to get extra doses of your medication, in case you run out?
Have you ever lied to a doctor about “losing” your prescription to get an extra dose?
Have you ever borrowed or stolen drugs (or money to obtain drugs)?
Do you ever drink alcohol with your drugs in your system?
Have you ever snorted or smoked prescription medication?
Have you ever injected medication without instruction from your doctor?
Have the drugs ever caused you to make poor decisions?
Have you ever risked your safety (driving under the influence, operating heavy machinery) while under the influence of your medication?
Has your family ever expressed concern about your prescription drug habit?
Have you ever tried to wean off of your meds but failed?
Do you worry that you wouldn’t be able to quit your script even if you tried?

Women’s Recovery: Helping Women Overcome Prescription Drug Addiction

In 2017, more than 15,000 women died of drug overdoses. Many of these women were prescription users.

Across America, women struggle with prescription drug addiction. Opioid, benzo, and stimulant addictions are among the most common substance abuse disorders.

This condition is difficult to identify. After all, how can you be an addict if a doctor told you that you need the medication? It helps you feel better, right?

Well, there’s a thin line between responsible use and drug abuse. Many people don’t realize when they’ve crossed the line.

However, once a drug begins to have negative effects in your life, you have to address the issue. Medicine should make your life better, not worse. If your drug habit affects your ability to live a happy, normal life, it’s time to get treatment.

Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available to help you. From rehab to trauma therapy, these resources will help you get back on the right pack.

We’ll provide some more information and discuss those resources below.

Outpatient Rehab

A lot of people think that drug rehab is like a sleepover camp. They think you leave your life behind and check into a treatment center for a few weeks.

But there are other options.

Outpatient rehab is designed for people who can’t afford to take time off for rehab. These are day programs that allow you to work around your schedule. You can seek treatment a few days a week but continue working and caring for your family.

It’s a perfect option for women who need some flexibility in their rehab program.

Learn more about our outpatient services!

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment

A co-occurring disorder happens when someone suffers from addiction and mental illness. For example, an Adderall addict might struggle with ADHD. Or, a clinically depressed person might struggle with Xanax addiction.

The trick is to treat both conditions simultaneously.

In drug rehab, you’ll have access to therapists who are trained to treat dual diagnoses. These professionals will help you overcome your addiction. At the same time, they’ll help you find the best treatment for your other conditions.

Trauma Treatment

For many women, drug addiction stems from trauma. According to The Chronicle of Social Change, 75% of people in addiction treatment have a history of trauma and abuse.

If you’ve experienced trauma in your life, you must overcome it before you can get sober. By learning to cope with your experiences in a healthy way, you’ll be able to avoid substance abuse.

The trauma recovery journey isn’t an easy one. But rehab programs like Women’s Recovery have the resources to help you along the way.

Learn more about our trauma treatment services!

Sober Housing

Sometimes, it’s hard to avoid the temptation to use drugs. Fortunately, there’s sober housing. These facilities offer a temptation-free place to live.

As a tenant, you’ll live with other recovering addicts. Together, you’ll all work to get (and stay) clean. Residents meet for group therapy and help each other through the recovery process. It’s a fantastic resource for women in the earliest stages of recovery.

Check out our sober housing program!

Contact Women’s Recovery to Get Help Today

Are you in need of addiction treatment? Contact us today to learn more.

We can provide the resources you need to get your habit under control. We’ll help you move toward a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking for rehab treatment, therapy services, or sober housing, Women’s Recovery can help. Our expert staff is eager to assist you as you take the first steps on the road to recovery.