Seroquel (quetiapine) abuse, by both recreational users and those who are prescribed the medication, may lead to addiction. But you don’t have to struggle through your addiction alone. Finding help and support for Seroquel abuse is very important, especially if your dependence on the drug is strong, and there are many options for treatment.

Who Abuses Seroquel?

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Support groups can help you overcome an addiction to Seroquel.

People abuse Seroquel in different ways, whether alone or in combination with other drugs. Some individuals crush the tablets and snort them. In a review by the NCBI, it is reported that Seroquel is sometimes used in what is called a Q-ball. A Q-ball “refers to the combination of quetiapine with another substance, such as heroin or cocaine.” Seroquel is also sometimes injected intravenously.

The OASAS states that “misuse has also been reported in some jail and prison systems” as Seroquel is sometimes prescribed to prisoners with psychological disorders. Seroquel is often abused by recreational users for its calming and somnolent effects. These reports point to Seroquel abusers as being at risk for illicit and dangerous behaviors.

Seroquel Addiction Help

Once you acknowledge that you need help, it goes a long way toward your recovery. While Seroquel has its own side effects, those of the other addictive drugs it is often paired with are very dangerous as well. If you are facing more than one addiction (like an addiction to heroin or cocaine in addition to Seroquel), it is important to seek treatment immediately. Here are some ways of finding help:

  • Use SAMHSA‘s treatment locator. Consider the facilities that meet your needs.
  • Discuss your issues with your doctor. If you are on Seroquel as an antipsychotic and it has become a medication that you abuse, your doctor will help you lower your dosage safely or possibly switch you to a different medication.
  • Either through your doctor, your insurance company, or research, find a therapy or counseling session for your abuse. The NIDA states that “behavioral therapies are the most commonly used forms of drug abuse treatment.”
  • Go to local clinics and discuss treatment options with the doctors and nurses there.

Seroquel Addiction Support

When your abuse turns into addiction, or if you have merely found yourself incredibly dependent on Seroquel, turn to the people in your life who will support you through the difficult times ahead:

  • Friends and family
    • A strong support system of friends and family “can be crucial to a person’s success in achieving and maintaining a drug-free lifestyle” (NIDA). They will help keep your mind off the drug and assist you through your withdrawal. Supportive family and friends can sometimes be the strongest motivator for fighting addiction.
  • Your doctor
    • Your doctor can be very supportive by helping you find the right therapist or group for your behavioral counseling. You can also get lots of advice from your doctor for how to work through your withdrawal symptoms and how to cut down the amount of Seroquel that you are taking.
  • Support groups
    • Groups that meet and discuss addiction are often very beneficial to many individuals. Sharing experiences with one another can make the whole group stronger and more willing to fight their addictions because they help lift one another up.

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