When a doctor prescribes a medication, many patients will assume this absolves them of the risk of addiction. This could not be farther from the truth. There is a reason that many substances, even those prescribed by physicians, remain controlled by the government or require very clear and specific instructions for usage. When a person strays from these instructions, they run the risk of abusing the drug, developing an addiction, and even presenting dangerous withdrawal symptoms. To address this, Legacy Healing Center Fort Lauderdale offers a Florida prescription drugs detox program that can turn a person’s life around.
Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction
There are a wide variety of substances that can fall into the category of prescription medication, with some substances being more addictive than others. This can include opioid painkillers, benzodiazepines, and stimulants. While each drug is used to satisfy a different purpose, they all share something in common – a doctor needs to prescribe them to the patient. This sadly leaves many people believing that this means the drug can’t be abused. The reality is that all substances, prescription or illicit, hold the potential for addiction, and straying from the direction of a physician only makes this more likely.
Prescription drug addiction signs can include:
- Intense and noticeable mood swings.
- Doctor shopping or going to more than one doc for their drug.
- Inability to make sound decisions on one’s own.
- Debilitating cravings for the drug in question.
- Polysubstance abuse (using multiple substances) to experience a more intense high.
- Physical symptoms like headache, nausea, and dizziness.
- Inability to sleep soundly or at all.
- Obsessions around getting and using the drug.
If someone is presenting one or more of the symptoms listed above, it is encouraged that they seek out prescription drug addiction treatment at our Fort Lauderdale rehab center.
Prescription Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
When someone abuses a substance, the body learns to adapt to its presence. When the person stops doing so, the body often is unable to react regularly. This leads to the development of withdrawal symptoms that can range in severity.
Common withdrawal symptoms of prescription drugs include:
- Blurred vision
- Rapid heart rate
- Muscle and bone pain
There are additional factors that can play a part in the severity of the symptoms experienced, including what type of drug was used, how much, the time between uses, and for how long. It is also worth considering whether the medication is short-acting or long-acting (also known as extended-release or XR), which can have an effect on the timeline of withdrawals as well. It is what makes seeking out help from our Florida prescription drugs detox program so important.
Detox From Prescription Drugs With Legacy
Don’t let the prospect of withdrawal hold you back from healing. We do not encourage a person to attempt to undertake this task on their own. Instead, they should seek out medically assisted treatment found at our South Florida detox center. Aside from prescription medication addictions, we are equipped to help patients handle withdrawals caused by a variety of substances. Don’t hesitate to reach out and learn more about these additional detox programs.
To learn more information about our options for drug detox in Fort Lauderdale, contact Legacy Healing Center today.
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