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Book: Staying Clean, Taking Medications by Ken Montrose

Book: Staying Clean, Taking Medications by Ken Montrose

categories: Book, Recovery, Recovery, Alcohol, Heroin, Oxycontin, SSRI, Painkiller, Prozac, Percocet, Paxil, Addiction




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Author Ken Montroseabout this book: Too many recovering people relapse on prescription medications. This workbook outlines a five step plan for taking medications and staying clean. The reader is encouraged to see prescriptions as a contract, where he or she has the responsibility to do everything in his or her power to need as little of the medication as possible. Being rigorously honest with prescribing professionals and taking a daily inventory are emphasized. Written exercises explore the proper use of prescribed medications.

Here are the steps:
1. Quit using all non-prescribed medications, street drugs, and alcohol. This includes medications prescribed for family members. (Having your last name on the pill bottle is not good enough.)

2. Find a doctor familiar with addiction. Avoid Drs. Feelgood, Busy, & Gullible.

3. Taper off all unnecessary medication. Managing symptoms does not necessarily require drifting into an opiate-induced haze. On the other hand, extreme pain shouldn't be treated lightly.

4. Treat what needs to be treated. There is no shame or relapse in using medications for illnesses/conditions that only respond to medications.

5. Take stock of your need for medications.


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