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Prescription drugs, or RX drugs, can only be sold with a legal prescription from a qualified practitioner because the medications that are being sold can also be highly addictive.
Opioids, depressants, and stimulants provide significant health benefits, but can also be abused in higher quantities to achieve various effects such as euphoria. However, once a person becomes addicted to using RX drugs non-medically, our prescription drug rehab becomes one of the few ways to overcome the condition when attempts to stop alone fail.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 18 million people misused RX drugs during the last year in 2017. In the same year, 2 million more Americans abused opioid pain relievers for the first time, 271,000 used sedatives in a non-medical way for the first time, and a further 1.5 million used stimulants in a non-medical way, and 1 million people abused tranquilizers for the first time.
At our South Florida drug rehab you will feel that provide our clients with medical detox to help manage their withdrawal and then use evidence-based treatment methods to help alter their behavior in a positive way to prevent further substance abuse from occurring in their future.
The best-known methods of treating addiction, according to the latest research, is through a whole-patient approach to treatment that involves tailor-made treatment plans, behavioral therapy, the use of medication where needed, and strategies to prevent relapse.
At our prescription drug rehab, we begin our programs with an assessment of each patient. This is done so that we can understand the history of the individual, their medical needs, family dynamics, and other information that can be useful to determine the best treatment plan for the individual.
RX drugs are physically addictive and therefore produce withdrawal symptoms when the abuse stops. Since these symptoms of withdrawal can be severe and cause great discomfort, we provide a medically-assisted detox, which incorporates FDA-approved medication to reduce and manage symptoms safely.
When detox is complete, which tends to take about 5 to 7 days for your body to return to normal function, behavioral therapy and other holistic healing approaches are then started in our prescription drug rehab. This is perhaps the most important part of treatment for RX addiction, and is essential to long-term recovery goals.
By the time the rehab program is concluded successfully, then the recovering person is ready to go back to their life without the need to abuse prescription drugs. However, in order to continue to manage their addiction, therapeutic communities and recovery support groups must be an essential part of the person’s life. We provide access to these programs once treatment is complete.
Legacy really changed my life for the better. I was down and out, my life in shambles and didn’t know what to do. Legacy showed me there was a light at the end of the tunnel and gave me the tools to get there. The staff at this facility are genuine and truly care and it shows.
Kaleb was well on his way to being another death sta-tistic victim to Heroin addiction. God led us to Legacy Healing Center. They treated him with love and respect. Showing true concern and patience. Kaleb is a life saved. He is thriving and making positive life choices. His potential is unlimited!
Words cannot describe my experience with Legacy, but I will try. This place has, and continues to change my life. From the start at detox, the staff was very welcoming and caring while I was in a very dark place physically and emotionally. This treatment continued at the PHP and IOP levels. I have been to 5 other treatments facilities, but have never experienced the care and compassion I received at Legacy. Of course the staff is caring, but they are GENUINELY invested in their clients recovery.
Wonderful staff, the treatment program was excellent. They really treat you like family here and genuinely care about you. The 4 months I’ve spent here have been great, I’ve learned a lot about myself and ways to cope with my struggles.
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Legacy Healing Center saved my life. The entire staff focuses on every individual as a separate case. No one is left behind. I wouldn’t be here without the staff at Legacy.
Honestly, it’s not what you imagine when thinking “detox.” Legacy made my experience so comfortable from beds, food, staff and such a clean facility. Besides all that they literally gave me life back. Forever thankful.
RX addiction can happen in a very short time. Prescription drugs such as opioids and depressants can be highly addictive, especially if the person is genetically more susceptible to addiction. Therefore, understanding the signs to look for is crucial due to the high quantities of RX drugs that are being sold.
At first, the person may try to claim that their prescription was stolen or lost in order to get another prescription filled out. When this no longer works, they may try to see other doctors, presenting fake symptoms in hopes that they can get another prescription. Stealing other family members’ or friends’ prescriptions may also occur when they are unable to get their own.
Another sign that an addiction has formed to RX drugs is when the medication is crushed into a powder so that it can be snorted, which causes a more intense effect; however, many prescription drugs have safety measures in place to prevent that, but not all medication. When the person is no longer able to obtain prescription drugs, they may turn to illegal street drugs to quell their cravings, such as heroin for a person who was abusing opioid pain relievers.
Physically, there are signs that addiction has formed, such as a change in sleep patterns, tolerance, various mood changes, intense cravings, and other physical issues such as insomnia and nausea.
In past years, prescription drugs in the United States have been advertised as safe and non-addictive medications, such as opioid pain relievers. However, the dangers of overprescribing or making the drugs too easy to get soon became evident with the rise of addiction and overdose rates.
Today, it is still relatively easy to be prescribed RX drugs even when exhibiting a minimal need for them. Many healthcare professionals receive lucrative commissions for prescribing RX drugs and are therefore encouraged to do so.
The readily-available nature of prescription drugs has caused a continual rise in RX addiction as people become physically dependent on the medications.
The opioid pain relievers that are most-often treated at our prescription drug rehab include OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and Tylox.
The most abused depressants include Nembutal, Ativan, Valium, Xanax, and Ambien. Stimulants that are often abused include brand names such as Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, and Biphetamine.
The most pressing dangers of RX addiction that Legacy Healing Center wishes to address through our prescription drug rehab is the risk of overdose. Opioid abuse alone accounted for more than 68 percent of the 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017.
Apart from the risk of fatal overdose, addiction can cause devastation in a person’s relationships, family, career, and their mental and physical health. The longer that the addiction carries on for, the greater the issues become that the addict and their loved ones must face.
As a person working on their recovery, there are many sober-friendly activities near Tampa, FL, that one can enjoy during the free time between therapy. Some of the popular attractions in the area that are ideal for newly-clean addicts include Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, and the stunning beaches in the area such as Davis Island Beach, Fred Howard Park, and Sand Key Park.
Overcoming an addiction to RX drugs is possible through our accredited, clinical prescription drug rehab in South Florida. Contact our representatives today to discover how we can help you recover from substance use disorder.