Prescription drug addiction treatment has become a primary substance use care need throughout the country. Between opioid painkillers, benzodiazepines, stimulants, sleeping pills and others, prescription drug addiction has caused more overdose fatality than any other form of substance use disorder. The National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that prescription opioids killed over 17,000 Americans in 2017 and benzos killed over 11,500 that same year. This accounts for over a third of the overall drug deaths that took place in 2017. Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you or your loved one avoid becoming a casualty of the prescription drug overdose epidemic. Call us now at 1 (855) 384-5794 to start taking your life back today.
It can be hard for loved ones of prescription users, or even users themselves, to identify a pattern of addiction. Even when there is glaring evidence, nobody wants to really admit that they or their family are addicted to painkillers or sleeping pills. Denial plays a large role in the delay of action; however, it’s important to confront this uncomfortable reality before the problem escalates. While each person will exhibit different physical and behavioral signs, some of the more common physical and behavioral indicators include:
Rationalizing Improper Use
Indignation when Confronted about Using
Watching the Clock Between Doses
Physical and Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms
Sudden Changes in Mood
Loss of Sleep
Lying about Prescription Use
Legal Issue, Job Loss and Decline in Quality of Life
If you or someone you care about is exhibiting these or any other dangerous symptoms related to prescription use, it’s imperative that you seek prescription drug addiction treatment immediately. Recovery Unplugged offers a full continuum of care for clients in each stage of the prescription drug addiction treatment process.
Prescription drug addiction treatment should be administered through a targeted, customized course of care that addresses each client’s individual clinical needs. The acute and long-term effects of these drugs vary greatly based on pharmacology and intended use. The effects of benzodiazepines will differ greatly from those of opioids, as will associated physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, and each client’s treatment program must reflect the scope and severity of their conditions. There is, however a tried-and-true met to treating dependency and guiding clients toward recovery and lasting freedom from prescription addiction. Recovery Unplugged addresses the physical, behavioral and social fallout associated with the disease.
Whether you’ve been nursing a years-long sleeping pills habit or are locked in an endless cycle of painkiller withdrawal, prescription drug addiction treatment requires a thorough and comprehensive course of medical detox to help users overcome their acute physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Recovery Unplugged offers medical detox from experienced, qualified and supportive doctors and nurses at our Lake Worth, FL and Austin, TX locations. Detox is critical to helping users get through what is an admittedly arduous and taxing ordeal. The inability to deal with withdrawal symptoms is one of the most common causes of relapse, which the National Institute on Drug Abuse Reports are as high 60 percent.
Prolonged and untreated abuse of prescription drugs eventually leads to neurobiological changes which breed dysfunctional and high-risk behavior. The rehab portion of prescription drug addiction treatment is meant to help clients build behavioral coping mechanisms while helping them gradually repair the lifestyle damage that they’ve sustained. Recovery Unplugged offers a variety of prescription drug addiction rehab options, including inpatient, outpatient partial hospitalization, long-term and more. The process consists of group therapy, individualized counseling, music-assisted interventions and more. Recovery Unplugged uses music to engage existing evidence-based treatment models and help clients more readily embrace recovery. Clients do not need a musical background to take advantage of our care process.
Recovery from prescription drugs is different from that of drugs like cocaine, heroin or meth, because there is a greater likelihood that individuals in recovery will encounter prescriptions in everyday situations. Aftercare plans play a huge role in the prescription drug treatment addiction process as they provide coping strategies for when you or your loved one encounter prescriptions in post-treatment life. These plans consist of referral information for meetings and therapists in clients’ local communities, as well as behavioral coping strategies that allow them to build on the progress they made in treatment. The recovery process doesn’t end once you or your loved one leaves treatment.