What is pregabalin addiction?
The effects of pregabalin
Treating pregabalin addiction

What is pregabalin addiction?

If you’ve become dependent on Pregabalin, you will be taking larger amounts than your prescription allows, or you may not even have a prescription. Pregabalin comes with strong withdrawals symptoms which could motivate you to keep using the drug even more.

Pregabalin (Lyrica) is most commonly prescribed to treat nerve damage, fibromyalgia, and also partial on-set seizures. It normally comes in tablet or capsule form and is taken orally but sometimes can be cut and snorted.

The effects of pregabalin

If you’ve found yourself abusing pregabalin, you may feel a sense of euphoria, calmness and happiness.

If you’re drinking alcohol alongside them, it will increase the side effects of dizziness, feeling drowsy and also concentration.

If you’re intentionally mixing other drugs with pregabalin this may even lead to overdose.

An addiction to pregabalin can have both physical and mental effects.

  • Weigh gain
  • Distrubed sleep
  • Nausea
  • Consitpation
  • Poor muscle control
  • Blurred vision
  • Heart problems including failure (less common)
  • Feeling confused
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Confusion
  • Panic attachs
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation

Treating pregabalin addiction

Our expert recovery team at Steps Together, use a detox and therapy programme designed to provide all the support and care to help you overcome your pregabalin addiction. We understand that admitting your own dependency is difficult. However, at Steps Together, we believe that is never too late to seek help.

Through our detox and therapy programme, we will help stop your pregabalin addiction. While this may seem like a daunting prospect, our highly experienced recovery team are well equipped to guide you through the whole process.


If you suddenly stop taking pregabalin (Lyrica) or decrease the dose, it can lead to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. The treatment we offer at Steps Together begins with a detox process, which allows the drug to leave your body. During this period you may experience some withdrawal symptoms. Although these symptoms are not usually life-threatening, there may be some discomfort experienced during this time.

  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Anxiousness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Depressions
  • Sweating
  • Feeling agitated
  • Heart palpitations
  • Changes in behaviour
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts