Prescription Drug Rehab in Pompano Beach

What is Prescription (RX) Drug Rehab?

Pompano Beach, in Broward County, has it all – it has a great climate, wonderful beaches, interesting activities, and sought-after restaurants. The story is somewhat different in the emergency rooms of Broward County, however. The year 2017 saw overdoses from synthetic prescription opioids like fentanyl rise to 209 cases in the region. Such alarming numbers are in line with trends seen around the state, and the rest of the country. If you have trouble ending your use of a prescription drug, and if you feel that your habit has negatively impacted your life, Legacy Healing Center in Pompano Beach offers prescription drug rehab that can help you fight back.

 

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Understanding the signs of RX addiction

When you begin taking prescription painkillers, anxiolytics, sedatives or stimulants, addiction can set in rapidly. If you’re addicted to prescription painkillers, you may experience slowed breathing, a high, sleepiness, poor coordination, and, over time, a need for larger doses to deal with the pain that you’ve been treating. Use of anti-anxiety medications and sedatives, when it gets out of hand, can cause unsteady gait, drowsiness, dizziness, memory issues, and slowed breathing. Stimulants can be different, however. A person who is addicted to stimulants may experience high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, elevated body temperature, a feeling of heightened alertness, insomnia, anxiety, and paranoia.

You can also tell that you have a problem with prescription medications when you find yourself taking them to get high, to relax, or to be more social. Addiction is a certainty if you actually feel cravings, a headache, nausea, or other withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop taking those drugs.

It’s important to understand that catching an addiction early is an excellent way to make escape easier. The earlier an addiction is caught, the easier it is to treat at rehab, and the more likely it is that you will stay sober and drug-free over the long-term.

 

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Why RX addiction is on the rise

On average, one person in America dies of an opioid (either prescription or illicit) overdose every five minutes. How did it get to this point? To put it simply, starting in the 90s, prescription practices for painkillers were considerably relaxed when some manufacturers began underplaying the addictive potential of these drugs when marketing them to doctors. When doctors began to prescribe them for every kind of minor painful condition, these drugs flooded people’s homes.

There was easy access, people could get prescriptions with very little effort, and they stayed on these drugs for longer than was actually safe. Once the general public was made open to the possibility that prescription drugs could be used to get high on, moderation of prescription practices didn’t change much. Illicit supplies of synthetic opioids like fentanyl were available on the streets, adding fuel to the prescription drug addiction fire.

The most abused RX medications

Doctors may not prescribe addictive medications as easily as they used to, anymore, but stimulants, sedatives, anxiolytics, and opioid painkillers are available in a variety of places. The most easily available medications tend to be the ones that are abused the most. Anxiolytics like Xanax are available at online pharmacies, some located in countries like Mexico, without a prescription.

The Dark Web is another source for illicit prescription medications. The Dark Web consists of websites dealing with illegal products and services. These sites don’t appear on Google searches and aren’t even accessible unless you have certain web browsers like Tor. People who are tech-savvy can find their way to Dark Web sites, however, order the medications that they need without a prescription, and pay with Bitcoin. Painkillers such as OxyContin, Percocet, and Fentanyl, are particularly popular. The easier it is to find a medication with recreational potential, the more people use it.

 

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Dangers of RX addiction

It’s important to understand that many prescription medications, even if doctors do prescribe them, aren’t actually safe or free from addiction potential. Some people tend to be genetically predisposed to addiction. When they use drugs with addictive potential, they tend to become addicted more quickly than they might expect. Addiction, or even recreational use prior to the addiction, comes with the ever-present danger of the overdose. It can be hard, even for experienced users, to determine how much of a drug can be used before sending the respiratory system into collapse. Death by overdose is an ever-present danger of prescription medication abuse or addiction.

Abuse of prescription drugs comes with other terrible effects. The heightened risk of automobile accidents is one possibility when users drive while under the influence. The risk to one’s general health isn’t to be underestimated, either. Substance abuse can ruin health. The greatest danger of addiction, however, is an addiction, itself. Once an addiction takes hold, it brings about permanent physical changes in the brain. The longer an addiction lasts, the harder it becomes to escape it. Addiction is treatable, but not curable; relapses are always possible, through life. For anyone who is addicted, finding their way to a quality rehab program as quickly as possible is their best bet when it comes to successfully leaving addiction behind.

Sober-friendly attractions near Pompano Beach

While Pompano Beach isn’t a large town, it does come with plenty of attractions. Even better, many interesting places to visit in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Miami, are only a few miles away. For instance, once you take in the Butterfly Park and the pristine beaches in town, you can drive a few miles to Fort Lauderdale to see the Antique Car Museum. It’s filled with a great collection of old Packard cars. If you love nature, the Deerfield Beach Arboretum in the town of Deerfield Beach is the most peaceful and the prettiest patch of nature you’ve probably seen in a long time.

Legacy Healing Center in Pompano Beach is a wonderful location to pick when you need to fight in addiction and win. All you need to do to learn how addiction treatment can work for you is to call.

 

Legacy Healing Center -Alcohol & Drug Rehab Pompano
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Pompano Beach, FL 33060

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