People often think of opioids such as OxyContin when they think about addictive prescriptions. Other prescription drugs are often not mentioned, as they can be as addictive as opioids and as deadly. Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that treat anxiety and seizures. Benzo drugs are substances we call “tranquilizers”, such as Clonazepam and Valium. They can be as dangerous as illegal drugs. You should seek treatment at a rehab center immediately if you’re using these drugs in ways that your doctor does not recommend.
Many people receive controlled substances from doctors. It is possible to develop a dependency. Jordan Peterson is a Canadian YouTube philosopher and professor in psychology. He recently shared his 18-month journey to recovery from prescription drug abuse. At the age of 58, he began using Benzos with no thought. He didn’t realize the dangers of prescription drugs, as most people don’t consider them dangerous.
He tried to quit Clonazepam in 2019. He experienced severe withdrawal symptoms and suffered serious health problems including neurological damage. His daughter Mikhaila Peterson said that he was admitted to hospital at that point. Jordan Peterson searched for the right addiction treatment to heal his body and ended up in hospitals all over the world, including Russia, Serbia, and the US.
Jordan shared his story of his struggle with substance abuse disorder in a video. He said that it was a time of despair and the lowest point of his life. He was able to overcome his addiction with the help of Mikhaila his daughter and other family members. He hopes to continue sharing valuable content on YouTube for his viewers and to continue his recovery from his drug addiction.
Jordan Peterson is living proof of the possibility of recovery from any substance abuse disorder. Although the journey is long and difficult, his story shows you that there are ways to find hope and begin to improve your mental, physical, and neurological health. It is worth the effort to seek addiction treatment. Don’t delay if you are suffering from a substance abuse disorder. You can turn your worst nightmare into something you love. You can get help sooner if you are willing to seek it.
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