A Brief Context about Multiple Drug Addiction
The condition of being addicted to several substances simultaneously is also called polysubstance dependence. As you might expect, this is even more dangerous than being addicted to a single substance. Aside from the negative physiological effects which drugs have on the body singly, combining two or more drugs may result in hazardous, or even lethal, side effects. A good example of multiple drug addiction is when a person takes depressants and amphetamines at the same time in order to regulate their system. Another example is when a person has become addicted to almost any drug, just to chase a euphoric state or get “high.” Multiple drug addiction can be recognized if most or all of the following criteria are experienced:
- The amount and type of drugs taken spins out of control
- Even after experiencing negative effects brought about by using multiple drugs, the person continues to use them
- The person has a high tolerance for a single drug, so they compensate by increasing their use of other drugs
- There is a huge amount of time dedicated to taking and experiencing the effects drugs
All of us get broken in some way, but what really matters is how we get back up and put the pieces back together.
If you or a loved one is addicted to multiple drugs, it’s important to keep in mind that the situation is far from hopeless. Multiple drug addiction is not only detrimental to your health but it also threatens your life, however, recovery is still possible. Although the process to obtaining long term sobriety may be a bit more complicated than a single substance drug addiction, the initial steps are the same and the end result is a fulfilling recovery.
An inpatient treatment program is one of the best options to consider. This program allows a patient to completely focus on the treatment itself.