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It can be a frightening thought to think that something your doctor gives you can actually become something that destroys your life, but that is the reality of prescription drug abuse. The abuse of RX drugs has become widespread across all states with no end in sight. Many people suffering from an addiction to RX drugs do so without reaching out for help. At our prescription drug rehab in South Florida, you can find the compassionate support that you need to finally break an addiction to prescription drugs.
Prescription drugs include all types of CNS depressants, stimulants, and opioids. These drugs have medical benefits, but the reason why you need a prescription for them is because they are also easily abused and habit forming (addictive).
The scope of RX drug abuse in the United States is staggering; in 2017, over 18 million people abused prescription drugs in that year. According to a national survey, roughly 5,480 people use RX drugs non-medically for the first time every day.
Our prescription drug rehab has designed treatment programs to treat specialized cases of addiction, such as an addiction to opioids, stimulants, or CNS depressants. We strive to provide the highest level of care for people suffering from the disease of substance use disorder.
In order to provide effective RX addiction treatment, we personalize our treatment programs. Tailormade treatment, according the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is one of the principals of effective treatment.
The list of treatment programs that we offer for prescription drug addiction includes a medically assisted detox, behavioral therapy that’s proven to treat addiction, family therapy, process focused therapy, and various other types of holistic treatment methods.
We offer these treatment approaches and methods in our 30-, 60-, and 90-day drug rehab programs. Outpatient treatment is available at our prescription drug rehab that allows those with an addiction who require autonomy to still have access to professional addition care.
Our prescription drug rehab also has residential options. Residential or inpatient rehab is the most effective way to treat substance use disorder due to the intense nature of the program, patient retention, and the removal of negative influences that might affect treatment, such as peer pressure.
Other aspects of effective treatment are also explored, such as the possibility of a dual diagnosis. This is a condition where a person with an addiction will also have an untreated mental disorder, such as ADHD or PTSD. In these cases, treatment for the co-occurring mental disorder is given alongside the addiction treatment in order to prevent a relapse after rehab; people often abuse drugs to reduce their untreated symptoms from a mental disorder.
There is often a fine line between medical and non-medical use of RX drugs; a person may exaggerate their symptoms, even convincing themselves that they need to have more medication even when it isn’t really needed.
Understanding the signs of RX addiction can help a person to realize that their use of a drug has become a problem, and that all of the common problems that are associated with addiction are sure to follow.
Some of the most common signs that someone is addicted to RX drugs includes seeing multiple doctors in order to get more prescriptions long after the need for the drugs is gone, having withdrawal symptoms when the drug hasn’t been used recently, building a tolerance, stealing others’ prescriptions, an increased need for sleep, mood swings, and feeling a strong desire to use more RX drugs.
Once these symptoms become clear in a loved one or yourself, then it’s time to seek help at our prescription drug rehab. Left untreated, the abuse of physically addictive drugs can lead to overdose and death.
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Ever since the early 1990s, pharmaceutical companies have made a concerted effort to market their various prescription drugs as safe and non-addictive. The public and healthcare practitioner views on the drugs led to an increase in prescriptions for conditions that may not have warranted such powerful drugs.
It is still very easy to obtain a prescription of addictive drugs that can easily be abused. Furthermore, many practitioners are financially encouraged by big pharma to give their patients RX drugs, which adds to the readily available nature of prescription drugs in the United States.
The types of RX addictions that we often treat at our prescription drug rehab are driven by what the most abused RX mediations are.
In the sedative and anti-anxiety medication (CNS depressant) category, some of the most abused drugs include Xanax, Valium, and Ambien. Opioid prescription drugs that are most frequently abused include brand names such as Percocet, Norco, Oxycodone, and OxyContin. Among the stimulants that are most abused in the United States include RX drugs such as Concerta, Ritalin, Mydayis, Adderall XR, and Dexedrine.
Misusing a powerful prescription medication can have several severe health consequences. For example, a person abusing opioid pain pills can take too much and experience a dangerously slowed breathing rate, low blood pressure, and there is a significant risk of overdose and death.
The dangers of stimulant abuse include a very high body temperature, heart issues, seizures, hallucinations, paranoia, aggressive behavior, and high blood pressure. A person abusing CNS depressants runs the risk of dangerously low blood pressure and breathing rate. It can also cause memory problems and seizures.
The longer a person misuses RX drugs, the greater their risk of overdose is because a tolerance builds, and the person carries on taking higher and higher doses.
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Don’t let another day of RX abuse pass without reaching out for professional help. Beat an addiction for good by calling Legacy Healing Center at (888) 534-2295.