According to the government, an addiction to prescription drugs is becoming one of the most dangerous epidemics in the country at this moment. Some argue that it is becoming a problem just as big as heroin or other drugs. With the increase in prescriptions being handed out by doctors, it can indeed happen that more people are getting hooked on prescription drugs.
Prescription Drugs; what are they exactly?
Many people get a prescription because they suffer from a serious illness like cancer, or just had an operation. In these cases, opioids like morphine have been prescribed to patients who can function due to the pain that they are suffering. Morphine is quite like heroin and can be taken as a recreational drug. It is also seriously addictive and there is a chance you might get addicted. The long-term effects of opioid abuse are constipation, a decreased libido and liver and kidney damage,
Others get a prescription for a mental illness, like depression or anxiety. A case of an addictive prescription drug for anxiety is Xanax. There have been many cases of people dying after overdosing on the drug. It also completely alters your perception and can be very dangerous for your mental state of mind. A few of it’s long term effects are: Short-term memory impairment, social isolation and blurred or double vision.
If you think you suffer from a prescription drug addiction, we can help you at Action Rehab with Prescription Drug Detox Centres . We have an extensive network of partner clinics who we can refer you to, so you can kick your habit sooner than later.
Prescription Drugs Detox: how does it work?
Just like getting clean from any other drug, the detoxification process can be extremely difficult. For prescription drugs like Xanax and morphine, the rehabilitation task is extremely difficult. There are some withdrawal symptoms when you go through a Prescription Drug Detox. A few symptoms you could go through if you’re withdrawing from a opioid are: muscle aches, restlessness, anxiety, lacrimation (eyes tearing up), runny nose, excessive sweating, inability to sleep and yawning very often.
It is indeed a unpleasant experience, but compared to the health benefits to it, a prescription drug detox is the best possible action you can take if you feel like you’re suffering from a prescription drug addiction. At Action Rehab, we can help you find a private clinic to get rid of your addiction. The NHS offers free services to those that cannot afford it.