Prescription Drug Addiction
Prescription drug abuse rarely starts out with someone who has plans to be addicted to the drugs they are taking. Most people find that they have become dependent on a drug that was prescribed to them by either their pain management doctor or family physician. Unlike most street drugs, we have been noticing an up-rise in addiction rates by the number of people seeking treatment for their addiction to their prescription drugs or pain management drugs. Addiction No More’s certified chemical dependency counselors are here to help with addiction to drugs, alcohol, and other addictive behaviors. You can speak with one of our Counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How the dependency on prescription drugs begins
Dependency to prescription drugs usually begins when someone starts to need more of the drug than is prescribed to them, for the handling of the same condition or an ongoing condition, or start to take the prescription pills recreationally or with alcohol.
Most commonly abused prescription drugs:
- Pain pills or Opioids
- Sleeping pills
- Anxiety medications; Xanax, Klonopin, Valium
- Stimulants; Adderall, Ritalin
Most people who have been prescribed medications from their doctor, use as directed, however, NIDA’s new statistics show that there is a real problem with prescription drug addiction. Understanding the signs of the onset of abuse can help greatly, to reduce the time needed for detox and treatment for an addiction problem that has arisen. The exact timeline it takes someone to become addicted can vary from person to person, depending on the type of prescription, the length of use, dosage taken and frequency of intake. When a person becomes addicted, their behaviors will change either abruptly or gradually depending on many variables. Most often, they will become compulsive in the seeking out of the drug to prevent withdrawal symptoms from setting in.
Withdrawal from prescription medications can include the following:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Heart arrhythmia
- Nausea or vomiting
- Hot/Cold sweets
- Cardiac arrest
If you or someone you love is experiencing withdrawal symptoms from prescription medications please give us a call
or seek immediate medical help. Do not just stop taking your medications. There can be serious health concerns when withdrawing from certain medications.
What are the signs that someone is abusing their prescription medications?
- Running out of their medications early
- Prescriptions for the same drug from different doctors
- Rapid dose increases
- Mood swings
- Multiple pharmacies
- Prescription forgery or falsification
- Anxiously awaiting deliveries of medications through the mail
- Someone else’s prescription bottles
What are the treatment options for someone addicted to prescription medications?
Locating a treatment program that has medical staff and a detoxification facility
can make a seamless transition from the detox facility to the drug rehabilitation program. We can help you find a drug rehab center in your state, or a detox center today.
Give us a call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a 100% confidential call.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Addiction To Pills
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
for co-occurring mental and addiction issues offers a specialized treatment program to help clients stabilize their psychiatric medications while handling their addiction issues.
Conditions that can be treated along with prescription addiction are:
- Bipolar disorders
- Eating disorders
- Compulsions and phobias
- Personality disorders
- PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
For those who have an underlying condition, entering into a treatment program for just their addiction problem can pose difficulties in the treatment programs. Both conditions are looked at and medications adjusted if necessary, for treatment to be complete. For treatment to be successful and give the client the best chances at life-long sobriety, the treatment staff needs to understand what exactly is going on with each condition and develop a treatment plan that will add balance to the program.
Pain management programs
Sometimes people need to have medications in order to manage pain from an underlying medical condition. Programs have been developed to teach a person to either use a different medication that is non-addictive or manage their present medication so the abuse does not continue.
Individualized treatment for Prescription Medication Addiction
Finding a comprehensive rehab program that will make an individualized treatment program, can be the solution that people who have tried treatment previously and failed and are looking for another way to end their addiction to prescription drugs. Having different models for treatment helps the staff learn what went wrong and what went right and helps the staff adjust the program to fit the individual in need. For more information about the types of therapy available through an individualized treatment program see Treatment Options
page, or give us a call today.
Most individualized treatment programs for prescription addiction include:
- One-on-one Therapy using proven therapy models
- Group Therapy
- Family counseling
- Trauma recovery and awareness
- Alternative therapy
- 12 step meetings
- Psychiatric counseling and medication adjusting if necessary
- Non-Traditional treatment programs.
Holistic Treatment Centers
Most holistic treatment centers
use proven therapy models along with healthy lifestyles and alternative therapy, to deliver a fully rounded program for those seeking to change their lives back to being more health conscious during and after treatment. Holistic treatment centers for prescription drug addiction can last anywhere from 21 days to 6 months, depending on the program. Holistic treatment centers are located throughout the country, usually near the beach or mountains to provide a better environment for healing and therapy.
Christian Treatment Programs
Christian treatment programs
can be very effective for the Christian seeking redemption from their prescription drug addiction. These programs can range in price from free, work exchange programs, resort-like programs, depending on the type of program you or your insurance will cover. Most of the free Christian treatment centers, will not take people who are in need of detox but will get you to the closest detox to get you physically able to participate in their program.
If you need some help deciding as to which treatment program would be right for you or a loved one, give us a call, free of charge and we will help you figure out what treatment model would be best to handle your addiction issues.
Pain Pill Addiction and Dependency on Prescription Medications
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