Autoimmune Disorders and Lortab Addiction

Autoimmune Disorders and Lortab AddictionBecause not all treatment programs are created equally, it is important to ask each facility if they are equipped to treat co-occurring autoimmune disorder and Lortab addiction in the same facility. Many treatment programs are not equipped with the knowledge and/or staff to treat both disorders and addictions in the same facility and will send the addict to another facility to receive additional support.

How Do Autoimmune Disorders Affect Addiction and Recovery?

Overcoming addiction is a huge triumph, let alone overcoming addiction while dealing with an autoimmune disorder. Included in the following are some examples of how autoimmune disorders affect addiction and recovery:

  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Longer treatment

Autoimmune disorders can be extremely painful and can cause individuals to use more of a medication such as Lortab than they realize. These individuals may then unknowingly become addicted to Lortab or other pain medications. Furthermore, with pain comes the stress of constant discomfort, of not being able to do daily activities, and the stress of nobody being able to fully treat your disorder. Individuals with autoimmune disorders may need to be in treatment longer than individuals only suffering from addiction. Also, fewer treatment options for both the disorder and addiction will be available.

How Can Autoimmune Disorders Lead to Lortab Addiction?

Any traumatic event, life altering experience, or health ailment can cause an individual to attempt to self-medicate emotional and physical pain with alcohol or drugs. Included in the following are some examples of why an individual with an autoimmune disorder may develop an addiction to Lortab:

  • Self-medicate physical pain with Lortab
  • Alleviate stress with drug use
  • Use drugs as a way to cope with the depression and anxiety caused by the disorder

Individuals who are struggling with a disorder, disease, or other ailment will often try to find alternative methods to help alleviate some of the side effects they experience. For some, this may mean abusing their medications such as Lortab.

Lortab Addiction Recovery

If you or a loved one is suffering from co-occurring autoimmune disorder and Lortab addiction, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment possible.