That We All Have? –
Jan 22, 2018 – Doctors may over-prescribe medications that are known to be addictive, such as Xanax, Valium or opiates in general. Even when choosing to avoid drugs that aren’t prescribed by a professional, “mental illness can lead to addiction with irresponsible treatment from doctors,” said Mat Sewruk, senior statistics major. —
At the end of the day, it is important to realize drug addiction is not a sustainable or healthy way of coping with mental illness or the stress of everyday life. Addiction is a “coping mechanism for emotional withdrawal,” said Isaac Ekbert, operations management and information systems major. Ekbert believes that it can be a result of “not having a strong emotional outlet in everyday life.” Even those not dealing with mental disorders can develop an addiction. Remember to treat those affected with respect and to not merely look down and guilt sufferers of addiction, as they are dealing with more than drug usage.
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