If you’ve been prescribed a medication by your doctor, it’s likely that you didn’t immediately think about its potential for abuse. However, if you received a prescription for a pain reliever after an injury or medical procedure, for a stimulant that helps with ADHD, or for a medication that helps with anxiety such as Xanax or Valium, it’s possible that you have an addictive substance on your hands. Prescription drug addiction affects millions of individuals in the United States alone. At Awakenings Recovery Center, we offer a prescription drug addiction treatment program that can help you or a loved one find the strength you need to maintain sobriety long-term.
Do You Need Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction?
When you receive a prescription from your doctor, it’s easy to feel as though the medication must be safe. However, using these medications in ways other than as prescribed can be dangerous.
Opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycontin, codeine, or morphine might be prescribed after an accident or surgery. Although these are effective at relieving pain, they can be misused if an individual takes them in a way other than as prescribed or uses them for the purpose of getting high.
Stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin can be very helpful for those who struggle with ADHD, but they can also be abused. Some individuals use these drugs to focus, while others use them as party drugs.
Finally, depressants such as benzodiazepines can also be highly addictive. These are likely to be prescribed for anxiety and panic attacks but have a high potential for abuse. It is also difficult to detox from benzos like Xanax or Valium because the withdrawal symptoms can be severe.
If you find that you experience withdrawal symptoms when you do not take these drugs, are going to more than one doctor for a prescription, or are having difficulty fulfilling your everyday responsibilities, it might be time to reach out for help.
What to Expect in Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
In our prescription drug addiction treatment program, you’ll receive a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your goals. One of the challenges in treating prescription drug addiction is that the underlying reasons why these drugs are prescribed need to also be addressed. Individuals might abuse prescription drugs because they struggle with anxiety or with focusing in school or because they have chronic pain. At Awakenings Recovery Center, we help our clients build the healthy coping skills they need to meet the challenges of life without relying on these prescription medications.
We offer residential treatment so that our clients can focus on their recovery away from the stresses of everyday life. We utilize a variety of addiction treatment therapies in our treatment plans. These therapies might include the following:
- Expressive therapy
- Group therapy
- Trauma-focused therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Family therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Relapse prevention therapy
- 12-step sessions
In our addiction treatment center, you’ll find support for your journey to recovery from experienced team members.
Learn More by Contacting Awakenings Recovery Center Today
Reach out to the Awakenings Recovery Center team today to learn more about program specifics, our admissions process, and what to expect in residential treatment. Our goal is for our clients to leave treatment with the tools they need for lifelong sobriety. Addiction can cause harm to your health, relationships, finances, and future—let us help you take your life back. Contact us by calling 833.297.4343 or by reaching out online, and discover a happier, healthier future today.