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When to Call A Doctor

It is best to seek help as soon as possible. Like alcoholism, depressant addiction is a real illness, not a sign of weakness or poor character.

Sometimes, if an addiction has caused problems at home, at work, or with the law, an external push from family, employers, or the criminal justice system can further motivate an addiction sufferer to seek treatment.

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