Why is prescription medication misuse becoming a problem in Australia?
“I feel that it’s important for people with addiction who want to get help to reach out and speak to a trusted family member, loved one or friend about it.
I found for me it really helped me to open up and let them know what I was going through. Having their support and understanding really pushed me to try harder to get through it and it also made me feel less alone when I knew I could talk about it without being judged.
I feel having that ongoing support is vital in helping you get through your recovery. I haven’t had painkillers in over six months and I still need that occasional “You’re doing great Joeleen” or “How are you coping with the pain?” etc. It makes you feel good and having that positive ongoing support reminds you why you started the journey to recovery in the first place.”