An addiction to prescription drugs can happen to anyone. Although the likes of painkillers and sleeping tablets are viewed as less harmful when comparing to illicit drugs, abusing prescription opioids can carry many dangers.
If you are increasing your doses, or believe an addiction is present, reach out for expert support before damaging effects develop. Prescription medications can become highly addictive without control, leading to both physical and psychological medical conditions. To rehabilitate from this, completing a medically supervised, residential rehab programme should be a priority. Here at Action Rehab, we work with specialised rehab centres offering addiction treatment. Get in touch today before consumption becomes dangerous.
The causation of prescription drug addiction
Commonly, most prescription drug addictions begin innocently. Most users are prescribed painkillers, cns depressants or anti-psychosis drugs by doctors to relieve medical symptoms or chronic pain. As consumption develops, tolerances advance, influencing greater doses.
Here is where doses can spiral out of control, leading to an addiction. As this is the case for many, acknowledging that an addiction is present can be difficult. Influences similar to illicit drug abuse are less likely. However, the unknowing can be highly dangerous. There are many signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse. If you are increasing your doses, visiting the doctor more frequently, and are experiencing side effects such as paranoia, anxiety and insomnia, an addiction is likely.
For others, addictions can stem from illegal consumption. Those in this situation understand that a dependency is present, consuming for their quick effects. As prescribed drugs are easier to access and have a cheaper price, more and more individuals are abusing medications. Again, this can be highly dangerous, consuming medications unnecessarily.
If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of an addiction, reach out for specialised support. An addiction can be overcome with the right treatment programme. Start today by understanding the dangers, while seeking help.
The effects of an addiction to prescription drugs
Long-term missus of prescriptions drugs can be highly hazardous for a user’s health. Although little side effects are firstly experienced, as withdrawal symptoms develop, increasing consumption, detrimental effects can advance. Like any other drug addiction, both physical and psychological damage can be expected.
Users can imagine experiencing issues with their internal organs, including liver and heart failure, along with developing significant mental health issues. Post consumption, living with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia are highly likely. This will result in a dual diagnosis, requiring greater rehabilitation and treatment.
If uncontrolled, a prescription drug addiction can lead to life-threatening medical conditions, along with the potential of further addictions and behavioural conditions. Not only will greater damages be caused to an individuals’ health, the inability to lead a quality life will occur.
Although side effects may currently be invisible, without putting a stop to drug missus, deterioration will continue. Before this sets in, reach out for medical support. Although initial damage cannot be reversed, future damages can be avoided with our help.
Addiction treatment to combat a prescription drug dependency
If you or a loved one are referred to one of our partnering rehab centres, you will complete a treatment programme, involving our evidence-based methods. However, before treatment can begin, a full understanding of your addiction, the initial causation, the effects it has had, and its severity will be required. This information will help our team devise a suitable treatment programme, personalised for you, with long-term recovery in mind.
As every addiction differs, treatment timeframes and methods will also fluctuate. If you are living with connected mental health issues, greater behavioural therapies will be required to tackle those psychological demons. However, if a physical craving is driving your addiction, a medically supervised detox may be the initial step.
The most common treatment options when considering prescription drug abuse are cognitive behavioural therapy, detoxes, individual therapy, family therapy and motivational sessions. Each are designed to promote long-term recovery. Alongside treatment methods, you will complete educational sessions to increase your knowledge on addiction, mental health and drug use. This factor will ensure you are prepared for your transition back at home while being surrounded by old stimuli.
By completing our full treatment programme, you will be provided with life-saving tools to lead a drug-free future. To ensure that recovery probability is high, our team will also offer continue aftercare support to ensure your prescription drug consumption has been diminished, along with any connected mental health issues. We have a high success rate here at Action Rehab. We believe our holistic approach to addiction therapy will change your life.
Our support here at Action Rehab
Throughout your stay and beyond, here at Action Rehab you will receive around the clock, expert support. We are specialists in addiction and mental health recovery, in partnership with some of the most successful, yet caring rehab clinics.
We understand the detrimental effects of addiction and are passionate about using our experience to help others. You will receive a compassionate approach throughout, while living in a home from home environment throughout treatment. We will ensure you have everything you need to progress through treatment, ensuring future relapses are highly unlikely.
Acknowledge your addiction by reaching out today
If you’ve attempted to recover previously, and believe that overcoming an addiction is impossible, please do not give up. With the right support, care and treatment, an addiction can be diminished. Although small steps will be required, long-term, leading an addiction-free future is possible.
Take the first step today by acknowledging your addiction by reaching out to our team. We will listen to your story, your experiences and your recovery goals. We will make the most appropriate recommendations for your future.
If you are watching a loved one suffer through prescription drug abuse, we can complete a third-part referral. Here we will do our utmost to support you, while communicating with your loved one in a caring manor. Whatever your experience with drugs, we can take you on a positive road to recovery, ensuring you lead a happy and healthy future, drug-free. Reach out today before greater damage is caused.
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