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The Plastic Surgery That Left Jamie Lee Curtis Addicted to Vicodin

The Plastic Surgery That Left Jamie Lee Curtis Addicted to Vicodin Resurgence Behavioral Health

Jamie Lee Curis’ Story of Addiction and Sobriety

Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress who has had tremendous success in Hollywood. However, all the success in the world did not stop her from developing a serious drug addiction that may have taken her life unless she turned to a substance abuse treatment plan for help. Like many other people not only in Hollywood but throughout the country, Jamie Lee Curtis had undergone routine plastic surgery as a result of insecurities that she had regarding her body. As a result, her doctor prescribed her Vicodin. Little did that doctor know that prescribing the actress this substance would result in a drug addiction that would last for several years to come.  

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Prescription Drug Addiction After Surgery

It’s not uncommon for a doctor to prescribe medications after any type of surgery, not only routine plastic surgery. When you undergo any type of surgery, your body experiences a form of trauma that results in pain. There are many different types of prescription medications that a doctor may offer after routine plastic surgery so that their patient can begin to heal. However, what many people don’t realize is that these prescription medications could quickly turn a person into an opioid addict. Unfortunately, prescription drug addiction is something that is increasingly common and it is something that can have a scary and severe impact on a person’s life. 

How Painkiller Addiction Develops

A battle with addiction to painkillers is something that can manifest quite suddenly. Indeed, it’s not uncommon for someone to develop an opiate addiction even after using the substance for a short period of time. Prescription medication like Vicodin can help a person to relax as their body heals, but they can be highly addictive. Vicodin addiction, for instance, can sneak up on someone quickly and become life-controlling. If a person is not candid with their doctor regarding how they are feeling, or if they are weaning off Zoloft, or have a predisposition to drug addiction, this type of substance abuse could easily become life-threatening.

What is a Functioning Addict?

Regardless of whether you’re struggling with a Vicodin addiction, alcohol addiction, or heroin addiction, it’s possible that you could be categorized as a functioning addiction. But what does that mean, exactly? When you’re a high functioning addict that is suffering from alcohol addiction or drug addiction, you manage your addiction in a way where you can still do certain tasks such as work or going to school without anyone overtly realizing that you have substance abuse issues. This is exactly the position that Jamie Lee Curtis found herself in. She was acting and performing but no one realized that she was, in fact, struggling with a drug addiction and alcohol abuse. 

The Dangers of Mixing Vicodin and Alcohol

There are countless dangers of mixing different types of substances. The reason is that they can have different reactions to your body. When you combine alcohol and an opioid like Vicodin, you run the risk of having breathing problems, triggering brain damage and potential death. When your central nervous system is so impacted by these substances, it will shut down different organs which could have potentially fatal consequences. Unfortunately, this is something that makes you prone to overdose which could also prove to be deadly. If you don’t succumb to an overdose, then there is always the strong possibility that you could suffer from other physical ailments.  

How Jamie Lee Curtis Got Sober

Although Jamie Lee Curtis admits that Vicodin was something that she was addicted to, it wasn’t the only thing that she was addicted to. She also admits that she was struggling with alcohol addiction but it was something that she was able to hide, similar to her drug addiction. Once a friend called her out on her drug and alcohol abuse, she knew that she needed to take steps to be able to save her life. 

What Curtis Has to Say About Recovery Now

Jamie Lee Curtis openly admits that if she wasn’t found out when it comes to her drug addiction and alcohol abuse, there is a strong possibility that she could be dead right now. She is grateful that her friend happened to walk in on her abusing drugs when she did because it triggered her to get help. Although she says standing up at a recovery meeting was awkward at first, it’s something that helped her to understand that she wasn’t alone when it came to struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.  Now she says when she’s on the set of a movie, she always finds meetings to go to. If she can’t find one, she’ll put a sign on her trailer, and all the cast and crew members in recovery will come together for meetings there.

The Benefits of Celebrities Sharing Stories of Addiction and Recovery

Many people who struggle with substance abuse feel as though they are completely alone in what they think and feel. If a celebrity you are a fan of has struggled with addiction, you may feel inspired hearing their story of addiction and recovery because there may be several ways that you can relate to what they experienced during the time that they were in active addiction. You could be inspired to go to recovery meetings or finally take steps toward committing to a drug or alcoholism addiction treatment program. Knowing that others have struggled with addiction and managed to beat it brings hope that the future can be different.

Prescription Drug Rehab at Resurgence

Are you ready to commit to sober living and receive the help that you need to overcome your substance abuse issues once and for all? If the answer is yes, then the Resurgence Behavioral Health team is here to help you. We offer many different types of levels of care which will aid you in your recovery journey. The first step in getting sober for many people is to commit to a drug or alcohol detox program. If your drug or alcohol is severe enough, then you will experience withdrawal symptoms which will make it all but impossible for you to care for yourself. In order to ensure that you don’t experience any potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, it’s strongly encouraged that you take advantage of a drug or alcohol detox program so that you can have the right frame of mind when you begin your addiction treatment. 

Once you complete your detox program, you will be able to better focus on the steps that you need to take to be able to tackle your addiction. In many cases, a person opts to complete an inpatient program so that they can continue to receive the around-the-clock care and treatment that they became used to during the time that they were in detox. During inpatient care, you will also be able to have the peace of mind of knowing that you have a safe and sober environment where you will be able to exclusively focus on yourself and your needs. 

If you’re unable to commit to an outpatient care plan, you still have the opportunity to receive the comprehensive addiction treatment that you need through an outpatient addiction treatment program. Outpatient treatment programs are more flexible in the sense that you will be able to live off-campus and work and go to school as needed. Your treatment team will work closely with you to ensure that you have a recovery program in place that does not make you feel as though you need to choose between your recovery and these other important responsibilities in your life. 

Regardless of whether you opt to commit to an inpatient program or one of the outpatient programs that are offered, you will need to participate in different forms of addiction therapy. Just like Jamie, while it’s understandable that you may feel awkward and uncomfortable during therapy at first, you will come to find that you’re able to address certain issues and events that may have happened in your life that may have triggered your addiction. For example, during group therapy, you will have the opportunity to interact with other people that are working through their own addiction treatment programs. This can be a wonderful experience for you due to the fact that it will help to show you that you’re not alone in what you’re thinking and feeling when it comes to your addiction. Group therapy is similar to going to a Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in several ways and gives you a great chance to be able to develop your system of support which is something that is key in your overall recovery. 

For more information about the addiction treatment programs that are available at Resurgence Behavioral Health, we encourage you to get in touch with us today at (855) 458-0050. Our intake team is available around the clock to provide you with the care and insight that you need to overcome your addiction to drugs or alcohol once and for all. Whether you need to begin your recovery in a detox program or you’re ready to begin your treatment program, we can help. Don’t live another day lost in the trap of addiction. Reach out to us today. 

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