Prescription Drug Addiction Rehab
In the United States, prescription drug addiction stands as a very large portion of the population of addicts. What’s dangerous about prescription drugs is that most people don’t understand the risks of addiction when they start taking them. Later, they find themselves caught in the grip and losing total control as they go into a very dark and desperate situation. Research shows, that up to 20% of the population has taken prescription drugs for non-medical reasons, starting at age 12 & upwards.
Prescription drug abuse with ones like opioids,depressents, and stimulants alter the brain activity leading to addiction. Some of the very powerful pain relievers such as vicodin and oxycontin are of the opioid family and are extremely habit forming that need to be taken under medical supervision. When taken inappropriately they can lead to addiction causing the same type of an effect as heroin, withdrawl and all. Getting off some of these drugs is very dangerous to try to do on your own which is why prescription drug rehab is highly advised and, in many cases, unavoidable.
The 3 most common classes of prescription drugs that are addictive and abused are: Opioids also known as narcotics. They are commonly used to treat pain, examples are morphine, codeine, oxycodone, vicodine and Demerol.
Central nervous system depressants: used to treat anxiety, sleep disorders and panic attacks. Examples are Nembutal, Valium, and Xanax.
Central nervous system stimulants: used often to treat sleeping disorders such as narcolepsy and attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Examples include Ritalin and Dexedrine which enhance brain activity and elevate blood pressure.
Addiction of prescription drugs can be treated and we have professionals that understand what you’re going through. Together with a medical detox, we use group and personal counseling that can help you come to terms with your addiction. You are not alone, we are here to help you.