Save a Life with Prescription Drug Addiction Rehab
Thousands of Americans die annually from prescription-drug related overdoses. It’s more than just the deceased that are the true victims of prescription drug addiction. Children are losing their parents. Parents are losing their children. Spouses are losing each other. Friends are losing other friends. The fact is that people are dying from misuse of prescription medications at an all-time high. This drug abuse epidemic has become a disturbing and alarming threat to public health.
Compounding the magnitude of the problem is that many of these prescription drugs are quite effective when used as intended. However, they are often very potent which makes them highly addictive. Denial is an extremely difficult battle for anyone who deals with alcohol or drug addiction to overcome. When it comes to prescription drug addiction, this battle intensifies as many patients walk a thin line between abuse and medical use.
Which Prescription Drugs are Most Often Abused?
Opioids: Also known as painkillers, this family of prescription medication is meant to treat moderate to severe pain. Because of their potency, this is the deadliest form of prescription drugs and the most-frequently misused.
Depressants: Commonly referred to as “benzos”, which is short for the drug class benzodiazepines, these are sedative medications that are intended to treat sleep disorders and anxiety. People often abuse these drugs because they elicit similar effects as alcohol, thus, people often mix the two which can create a lethal cocktail.
Stimulants: People often refer to these medications as speeders. Typically these are prescription drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity. The effects are similar to other stimulants such as methamphetamine, which makes them highly susceptible for abuse.
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How Prescription Drug Addiction Affects Your Life
The euphoria experienced by new users is the main reason prescription drugs are often abused in the first place. However, tolerance builds quickly and more and more of the substance is needed to elicit this same effect. Prescription drug withdrawal symptoms can develop even after a very short period of use and include:
- Stomach upset
- Flu-like symptoms
- Accelerated heart rate
- Excessive sweating
- Anxiety and Irritability
- Sleep disorders
- Muscle and joint pain
Liberate Yourself – Recover from Prescription Drug Use for Good
Each patient’s level and duration of prescription drug abuse vary, as does their drug treatment therapy. Beyond the first step of the process which includes detoxing the body – we also provide a holistic approach to drug addiction treatment. Our professionals offer a variety of drug rehabs for prescription drug problems, including painkiller treatment, opioid detox, drug rehab, and more. Through the use of music, photography, art, videography, and dance, patients are able to express themselves non-verbally and work through trauma or other issues that led them to drug abuse in the first place.
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