Isolation and Lortab Abuse

Isolation and Lortab abuseIsolation and Lortab abuse are related in a circular way. Isolation may lead to drug abuse, and drug abuse may lead to isolation. Understanding and addressing both issues can help the addiction recovery process.

How Isolation May Lead to Lortab Abuse

People begin taking Lortab for any number of reasons. Some people use a drug, because it seems to make up for something missing in life. The missing piece that people try to find is often significant and meaningful relationships with others. Relationships with friends and family members can be complex and painful at times, and people may isolate themselves because they have been hurt and do not want to repeat the experience. A relationship with a drug can at first seem easy and predictable. The drug seems to be there when it is needed and to provide pleasure not found elsewhere, but eventually the drug becomes a harsh master rather than a friend.

People may not isolate themselves by their own choice, as they have been rejected by those with whom they would like to be close. When people feel isolated because of rejection, they are especially vulnerable to adopting the practices of a group that seems to accept them. If the group that accepts them is one that embraces drug abuse, this can be a very unfortunate trade-off.

A large percentage of people who suffer from Lortab addiction also suffer from an underlying mental health condition like depression or anxiety. These conditions can lead people to isolate themselves from others and to turn to Lortab as a means of self-medication.

How Lortab Abuse May Lead to Isolation

Regardless of why Lortab abuse begins, as addiction progresses it will lead to increasing feelings of isolation. The drug becomes more important to users, and other interests and relationships decrease in priority. Users have developed a relationship with the drug that doesn’t leave much room for relationships with other people. At first family and friends of those addicted to Lortab may confront users about drug use. This may lead users to avoid loved ones to avoid the confrontations or being faced with the reality of addiction. Lortab addiction causes changes to the brain and may lead to depression or other mental health concerns that contribute to isolation.

Build Relationships and Overcome Lortab Abuse

If you are interested in finding out more about Lortab addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one, call our toll-free helpline which is available 24 hours a day. We can answer your questions and provide you with information on solutions for addiction. There is no need to remain isolated. Compassionate and helpful people are just a phone call away.