When a doctor gives us drugs, they provide us with information on how to take the drug responsibly. But some people ignore these warnings and take more than the recommended dose or take doses more often than they are supposed to. This can be quite dangerous, and, in some cases, addiction may develop. Many types of prescription drugs can cause addiction, but fortunately, outpatient treatment for prescription drug abuse is available. This article will let you know about your options.
Several drugs can become addictive. Here are a few that are commonly abused.
Opioids: Opioids are derived from the opioid poppy plant. They are prescribed for pain as they block pain signals that travel from the brain to the rest of the body. They produce euphoric effects, which make them highly addictive.
Stimulants: Stimulants are often prescribed to treat ADHD because they increase focus. However, many people who don’t have the condition use them to boost focus and feelings of wakefulness. For example, they are often used by college students who need to cram for studying. Others may use them for their ability to boost mood.
Dextromethorphan: This is a substance often found in over-the-counter and prescription cough syrups. It can cause feelings of euphoria, but it also produces unwanted side effects such as slurred speech, dizziness, paranoia, and more.
Prescription drugs are addictive because they cause an increased tolerance. People that take them will eventually find that their bodies get used to the drug, so they will need to take a higher dose to get the same effect. This is an early sign of addiction.
If they continue taking the drug, they will begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms. These occur when the body is without the drug. It is so accustomed to having the drug in its system that it can no longer function properly without it. The only way to get rid of withdrawal symptoms immediately is to do more of the drug. This sets them on a vicious cycle that is difficult to stop.
Addiction is not easy to overcome, but fortunately, prescription drug abuse treatment is available. If you can’t take time off work or away from family to get help, outpatient treatment for drug abuse may be your best option.
There are three main types of outpatient prescription rehab, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient.
Partial hospitalization requires you to be in the clinic for 6-8 hours a day. You will be able to spend the rest of the time with family or at work. Day and night sessions are available.
Intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment can be a primary form of care, or can be a follow-up to partial hospitalization. Intensive outpatient involves the patient going for therapy a few days a week, while outpatient involves 1-2 sessions a week or as needed.
Outpatient options are ideal for people that have a good home environment. They are also recommended for those who can’t take time off work or away from family to attend an inpatient program, as well as individuals who can’t afford inpatient treatment.
If you do online searches, you will find plenty of facilities that offer prescription drug abuse treatment. But how do you find the clinic that’s right for you? You can spend hours online searching for one that offers the right atmosphere, care, and pricing, or you can save yourself time by contacting Prevail Recovery first.
Prevail Recovery is a rehab facility located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We offer a variety of outpatient treatment services, including partial hospitalization, outpatient, and intensive outpatient. We take a dual diagnosis approach that simultaneously treats the addiction and its underlying cause.
We understand that every patient is different. That’s why we take a customized approach. We offer a variety of therapies best suited for each client, including 12-step, family therapy, integrative medicine, and nutrition.
Prescription drug addiction can be very dangerous, but fortunately, there are several options for getting the help you need. Prevail Recovery can get you headed in the right direction. Contact us to find out how to find your path for optimal wellness.
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