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New Jersey Prescription Drug Rehab Center

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New Jersey Prescription Drug Rehab Center

If you’re looking for a New Jersey prescription drug rehab center, you’re in the right place. Prevail Recovery Center is an addiction and mental health treatment center equipped to address substance abuse in many forms, including prescription drug addiction or misuse. This page will cover facts related to the rise of prescription drug abuse, commonly misused prescription drugs, signs of addiction, and treatment options available for those overcoming prescription drug addiction at Prevail Recovery Center in New Jersey.

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THE BEGINNING OF YOUR RECOVERY

Is Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), misuse of prescription drugs is one of the fastest-growing concerns related to substance abuse in the United States. Many risk factors can make a person more likely to experience an addiction to prescription drugs, such as easy access to prescription medications with a high potential for addiction, age, personal history of other mental health concerns, being prescribed certain medications (e.g., receiving an opioid prescription after surgery), trauma, or family history and genetics.

One common reason for prescription drug abuse is self-medication. In other words, someone may abuse prescription drugs to self-medicate. That is part of why treatment can be so valuable; we work to address underlying concerns so that people have the support and tools they truly need long-term.

Something unique about the rise of prescription drug abuse is that many people falsely assume that using prescription drugs is less dangerous than the use of other substances. In reality, prescription drug abuse is incredibly dangerous and can have severe, lifelong effects. Prescription Opioids, for example, are linked to many overdose deaths each year.

THE MEDICAL USE

Commonly Misused Prescription Medications

Some medications have a high potential for addiction. Note that the following medications are not the only prescription drugs with a potential for misuse. Similar drugs to those listed, or drugs in the same class, also have a potential for addiction or abuse. With that said, here are some of the most frequently abused prescription drugs: 

  • Painkillers (e.g., Oxycodone, Percocet, Morphine)
  • Benzodiazepines (e.g., Klonopin, Xanax, Valium, Ativan)
  • Central nervous system stimulants (e.g., Adderall, Ritalin)
  • Sleep medications (e.g., Ambien, Sonata, Lunesta)

Understanding the signs and symptoms of addiction can help you identify it in yourself or another person in your life. In many instances, this awareness is the first step toward getting help. 

Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Drug Addiction 

Many of the signs, symptoms, and effects of prescription drug addiction depend on the specific prescription medication(s) you use. For example, a stimulant drug like Adderall could increase your heart rate and lead to a lower need for sleep, whereas another drug may be more likely to lower your heart rate and could lead a person to “nod off” or sleep more. That said, here are some common symptoms seen in prescription drug addiction or misuse. 

  • Continuing to misuse prescription drugs despite problems at work, school, in interpersonal relationships, or other important parts of life
  • Needing to consume prescription drugs in higher amounts than before to achieve the desired effects 
  • Lying or attempting to hide prescription drug use (or the frequency of prescription drug use)
  • Gastrointestinal distress (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or constipation)
  • “Doctor shopping,” stealing, or forging prescriptions to access prescription drugs
  • A decreased interest in activities one used to enjoy
  • An increased need for secrecy or privacy
  • Increased risky or reckless behavior
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Agitation, anger, or irritability
  • Personality changes
  • Memory problems
  • Mood swings 

Paranoia, anxiety, nervousness, confusion, blood pressure changes, slurred speech, seizures, and other symptoms or effects can also arise. Again, some of these may depend on the specific drug or drugs a person consumes.

FIND FREEDOM FROM ADDICTION

Treatment Options at Prevail Recovery Center

At Prevail Recovery of New Jersey, we offer a comprehensive and personalized approach to prescription drug addiction treatment. Our experienced team understands the challenges you face and is dedicated to guiding you towards lasting recovery. Don’t let prescription drug addiction control your life any longer; reach out to Prevail Recovery and take the first step towards regaining control, healing, and a brighter future.

Prevail Recovery Centers has Tennessee, New Jersey, and South Florida treatment centers available for those in need. Contact our admissions team today to learn more about top-rated drug rehabs near you.

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The Role of Addiction Treatment

Although 16.5% of the United States population ages 12+ met the criteria for a substance use disorder at some point in the past year in 2021, most people don’t get the help they need. This leads to worsened symptoms and consequences of addiction (e.g., job loss, legal problems), death, and other effects. 

You don’t have to take on addiction alone. Among many other benefits, addiction treatment can: 

  • Help you overcome and lessen distress from the initial effects of prescription drug withdrawal, which can be serious and often prevent people from getting off of substances. 
  • Remove you from daily life triggers temporarily and help you establish healthy living patterns to use and continue after treatment.
  • Provide coping skills, life skills, and other important skills (e.g., communication skills). 
  • Assist you in creating a personalized relapse prevention and aftercare plan. 

Statistics indicate that addiction treatment increases the chances of recovery. Other factors, like a strong support system, can help you sustain recovery and are often emphasized in treatment at Prevail Recovery Center. 

Why Prescription Drug Abuse is on the Rise

  • Availability and Accessibility: Prescription drugs are readily available, often found in household medicine cabinets, making them easily accessible for misuse.
  • Misconceptions about Safety: Some individuals mistakenly believe that prescription drugs are safer than street drugs, leading to misuse and addiction.
  • Pain Management: Patients prescribed pain medications for legitimate reasons can develop dependency, leading to abuse when the medication is no longer needed for medical purposes.
  • Peer Pressure and Recreational Use: Influence from peers and the desire for recreational experiences can drive individuals to experiment with prescription drugs.

Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

  • Opioids: Painkillers like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Fentanyl, which can lead to severe physical and psychological dependence.
  • Benzodiazepines: Anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax and Valium, often misused for their sedative effects.
  • Stimulants: Medications like Adderall and Ritalin, prescribed for attention disorders, but abused for their stimulant properties.

Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

  • Increased Tolerance: Needing higher doses to achieve the desired effect.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Experiencing physical or emotional symptoms when not using the drug.
  • Doctor Shopping: Visiting multiple doctors to obtain multiple prescriptions.
  • Neglecting Responsibilities: Failing to fulfill obligations at work, school, or home due to drug use.
  • Secrecy and Isolation: Hiding drug use from loved ones and withdrawing from social activities.

Available Treatment Options

  • Medically-Assisted Detox: Safely managing withdrawal symptoms under medical supervision to ease the process of detoxification.
  • Therapeutic Interventions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to address underlying issues, triggers, and develop coping skills.
  • Group Therapy: Sharing experiences with peers, fostering a sense of community and support.
  • Family Counseling: Involving family members to rebuild relationships and provide a strong support network.
  • Holistic Therapies: Yoga, meditation, and art therapy provide alternative coping mechanisms and promote emotional healing.
  • Aftercare Planning: Creating a personalized aftercare plan, ensuring ongoing support and resources to prevent relapse.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW, START TODAY

Find a Prescription Drug Rehab Center in New Jersey

Finding a New Jersey prescription drug rehab center just got easier. When you contact Prevail Recovery Center and ask about prescription drug addiction treatment, we will verify your health insurance, answer your questions, or schedule a tour of our facilities for you for free. To get in touch with Prevail Recovery Center, give us a call or fill out the contact form on our website. If we miss your initial call or message, a staff member will respond shortly.

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