What is Polysubstance Abuse? Why is it Dangerous?
Why Do People Abuse Multiple Drugs?
The intentional aspect of polysubstance abuse can be attributed to many factors, such as a deliberate overuse of an initial prescription by a medical professional. This intentional usage also covers substance-seeking behavior where individuals actively seek out and engage in substance use. 1
Signs of Polysubstance Abuse
The Notable Change in Personality or Behavior
Losing Interest in Hobbies, Activities, and Friends
Polydrug addiction feels like a hobby for certain individuals with common substance chemical dependency. Therefore, there is an urge to engage in polysubstance misuse continually while ignoring other aspects of life.
Mood Swings or Irritability
Increased Injuries or Health Issues
Going to Doctors Frequently for Prescriptions
The availability of certain substances is subject to their prescription by medical professionals. Therefore, individuals with polysubstance abuse may make frequent doctor visits for certain prescription drugs to get them. In addition, at times, they may visit several doctors to obtain more of the substance.
Most Commonly Poly-Abused Drugs
The different poly-abused drugs have varying short-term side effects and long-term effects on the body. It’s important to note that the more these poly abused drugs are used, the more the body and brain adapt to them, leading to possible dependence and addiction.
Why is Polysubstance Abuse Dangerous?
Cognitive and Physical Health Problems Due to Polysubstance Use
Overcome Polysubstance Dependence at Stillwater Behavioral Health
Stillwater Behavioral Health Inpatient Center is located in Montecito. We provide a safe and serene environment where anyone can gradually overcome polysubstance abuse disorder, polysubstance intoxication, and dependence.