05/06/2013 11:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Overcome Pill Addiction, From Brad Lamm (VIDEO)

Prescription drug addiction is on the rise, so when Addiction Specialist & Lifestyle Interventionist Brad Lamm joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he weighed in on how to overcome it. If you're addicted to an opiate or a benzodiazepine, you need a medically-supervised detox. Brad said that if you go cold turkey, you'll become very sick and you could even die. See a different doctor than the one who prescribed the drug. That first doctor who prescribed the medication may not be familiar with addictive behavior.

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