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Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Prescription Drug RehabClients admitted to A Center for Addiction Recovery with a prescription drug addiction receives a thorough medical and clinical examination to determine if there is a need for medical detoxification and also to establish the treatment protocol. If client requires detox, we recommend a long term therapeutic treatment to be followed right after detoxification. Our drug rehab facility offers 30, 60, and 90 day residential treatment where clients participate in daily therapeutic services ranging from psychotherapy to alternative holistic services.

When consulting with clients and their families, we explain the benefits of Inpatient treatment. Receiving treatment in a residential setting not only provides clients a safe environment with therapeutic support, but it also gives the client a place for reflection, away from temptations and distractions. Clients admitted to residential treatment have a greater opportunity to recover as they are involved in recovering therapeutic activities throughout the day on a consistent basis. Also with a 24/7 support from a staff who is experienced in addiction treatment, clients are comfortably eased during the course of detoxification and beyond, as withdrawal symptoms can sometimes exceed the time of medical detox. During recovery it is essential for clients to have a well-planned day to help them cope with the turmoil they are experiencing. This structure is only possible when rehabilitation is continued in a residential rehab where therapeutic treatment is individualized to support each client's needs. Besides all the benefits mentioned above residential rehab has the advantage of time spent with the client. This time gives us the opportunity to provide comprehensive care, where the body, mind and spirit receive the appropriate healing therapies, such as: meditation, art therapy, and massage therapy among others. All delivered in a relaxed atmosphere specifically designed to house our comprehensive addiction treatment facility.

To learn more about our drug addiction treatment and program highlights visit:

Addiction Treatment Programs Overview

Drug Detox

Drug Treatment and Rehab Center

Discharge Planning

Continuum Care

List of Common Prescription Drugs

Below is a list of 17 abused prescription drugs as listed by CDC, FDA, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and non-government non-profit sources on public websites.

Understanding Prescription Drug Addiction

Understanding Prescription Drug AddictionAccording to the National Institute on Drug Abuse there is an estimated 48 million people (age 12 and older) have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons. Although most individuals start using prescription drugs for a legitimate health condition and become addicted on the course of its use, many others simply start its use for nonmedical reasons. Whether they are self-medicating or replacing illicit drugs by prescription drugs, the grips of its addictive powers are the same.

The three classes of prescription drugs that are often abused include:

  • Opioids used to treat pain
  • Central nervous system (CNS) depressants, such as benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin), used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders
  • Stimulants, such as Adderall or Ritalin, used to treat attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy (a sleep disorder)

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse:

Opioids should never be used with substances that cause CNS depression, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Antihistamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • General Anesthetics

CNS depressors should never be used with other substances that depress the CNS, such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription Opioid Pain Medicines
  • Some OTC Cold and Allergy Medications

Stimulants should never be used with other substances that stimulate the nervous system, including:

  • Antidepressants, Unless Supervised by a Doctor
  • OTC Decongestant Medications
  • Some Asthma Medications

Prescription drug addiction and dependence is a chronic condition requiring sustained intervention and treatment. Prescription drug dependence is largely considered a progressive condition, characterized by a strong need to abuse the individuals' choice of prescription drug despite undeniable problems associated with its continued use. Like illicit substance abuse, dependence on prescription drugs have been shown to be the main cause of serious legal and lifestyle issues, problems relating to loved ones and chronic health problems.

In seeking prescription drug addiction treatment, please remember that medical supervision is essential in detox circumstances where a person has been heavily reliant upon their prescription drug of choice for some time.