I NEED HELP WITH Prescription Drug addiction
Admitting or even realizing you need help for prescription addiction can be extremely hard. If your doctor has given you these drugs for a legitimate condition, whether it’s pain-related, psychological, or any other type of health issue, it’s natural to think you’re safe and protected under their guidance.
However, the reality is that it’s easy to get hooked on these medications when you take them too often or in dangerously large doses. If, like so many Americans, you’re struggling with prescription drug addiction, Recovery Unplugged understands what you’re going through and we’re ready to help you find your way back.
YOU’RE NOT ALONE AND YOU CAN GET HELP
Prescription addiction affects millions of Americans and is currently one of the country’s leading public health crises. According to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse between prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines and antidepressants, prescription overdose killed over 40,000 people in 2020. There are many types of prescription medications that are driving this pandemic, and each one has its own physical and psychological effects:
Opioids: Constipation, nausea, euphoria, slow or shallow breathing, drowsiness and fatigue, confusion and disorientation, lack of coordination, tolerance (increased dosage required for pain relief, hyperalgesia, which is worsening sensitivity to pain) and more.
Benzodiazepines: Drowsiness, confusion, trouble walking and concentrating, slurred speech, impaired concentration, dizziness and nausea, trouble sleeping, memory issues, slowed and shallow breathing.
Stimulants: Increased alertness, euphoria, accelerated heartbeat, high blood pressure, increased body temperature, reduced appetite, excess weight loss, anxiety and irritability, paranoia, trouble sleeping, inability to concentrate and more.
Common behavioral and lifestyle signs of prescription abuse include going to different doctors when you’re no longer able to get a supply from your original prescribing physician (doctor shopping), legal and family issues associated with prescription abuse, and the inability to think about anything other than your next dose.
DON'T BE ANOTHER STATISTIC
Recovery Unplugged is here to help you or your loved one take their life back.
HOW CAN I GET HELP FOR MY PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION?
You’ve already taken the first step toward recovery from prescription drug addiction by admitting that a problem exists. The next step is to find a treatment resource that can help you address the full scope of your problem, including your immediate medical needs and the behavioral issues that have triggered and sustained prescription abuse.
You also need to find a facility that can connect you with medical care for your original issue, whether it’s chronic pain, anxiety, or anything else. One of the cruel ironies of prescription addiction is that it usually makes the problem for which you started taking the medications even worse. Prescription drug treatment is a medical procedure and should be customized to address your unique care needs, including:
YOUR WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
Depending upon the type and duration of your prescription drug abuse history, withdrawal can be painful, sickening, and even life-threatening. You haven’t been able to quit on your own because stopping triggers intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Recovery Unplugged offers medically supervised detox to help you safely and comfortably overcome your acute withdrawal symptoms and get proper medical care.
YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE
Prescription drug addiction can severely impact your psychology, mental health, and quality of life. Part of the prescription drug rehab process is developing coping techniques to help you avoid relapse in situations where you come within close proximity of these drugs. Recovery Unplugged offers behavioral rehab programs to help you address the root causes of your addiction and repair the lifestyle damage it has inflicted.
STOP RUNNING FROM addiction AND START RUNNING Toward LIFE
You can’t outrun addiction; all you can do is face it head-on. The good news is that Recovery Unplugged is ready to face it with you. Call our admissions representatives today for a full insurance verification and to find out what we can do for you.
We have locations all over the country and can arrange transportation for same-day entry into one of our treatment centers. Let’s take this first step toward recovery together.