Quite often, people who are addicted to one substance end up addicted to another substance at the same time. According to Dr. Robert M. Leath from Recovery Today, this is very typical, and it often occurs because people assume that because they have an addiction to one substance, they won't have a problem with becoming addicted to another substance. Cross addiction can occur under a variety of circumstances, and it is a condition that needs to be treated professionally in order for recovery to occur.
Cross addiction is actually much more common that most people think it is. It refers to the presence of two or more addictions within the same person. Quite often, people will develop cross addictions because they're looking for a way to cope with their other addiction. Statistics tell us that, on average, each person who is addicted to some type of substance actually has 2.5 addictions, according to All Addicts Anonymous. Of course, there are those who are only addicted to one substance, but with every passing year, these individuals are becoming fewer and further between.
In order to truly understand what cross addiction looks like, it can be helpful to look at some examples, such as:
Whether you are addicted to one substance, or you feel as though your addiction has become a cross addiction that involves more than one substance, here at Ashwood Recovery, we want you to know that we can help you. We understand where you're coming from, and we're determined to help you recover properly. If you'd like to learn more about our services, please contact us today.Contact Us