Prescription Drug Abuse & Addiction Treatment Programs
What is Prescription Drug Addiction?
According to the New York Times, prescription drug abuse is a global problem, and the U.S. is the world’s biggest addict. We believe our prescription drug treatment can change lives and guide people from dependence to freedom. It’s an uphill battle against prescription abuse right now in America, but at Beachside Rehab, we have the right strategies to win the fight. Prescription drug addiction or abuse basically means taking medication in a way that was not prescribed. There are myriad reasons for this behavior. Some people may do it to get high or change their mood, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have stated that “Deaths from prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone—have also quadrupled since 1999.” The CDC also states that “Increases in prescription opioid pain reliever and heroin deaths are the biggest driver of the drug overdose epidemic.” The statistics are alarming. We at Beachside Rehab want to do something about it, using prescription drug rehab. Just because doctors prescribe these drugs doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. The quotes and stats are clear. At Beachside Rehab we can help you (or a loved one) get through one of the most pressing and nefarious times of your lives.
Holistic Treatment for Abuse of Prescription Drugs
If you or a friend are abusing prescription drugs of any kind, we can help. Our prescription drug addiction treatment and drug rehab treatment is holistic and covers a wide range of techniques including:
- Substance abuse and co-occurring mental health treatment
- Providing all 3 Levels of care with housing: Inpatient (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and Outpatient(OP)
- A holistic treatment approach to recovery including mindfulness meditation, the 12-step model, yoga, acupuncture, psychodrama, and other recreational therapeutic activities
- An individualized treatment planning and therapy
- Nutrition and fitness
Please bear in mind that this is not a cookie-cutter rehab program for prescription drugs. We pride ourselves on the fact that we can customize your treatment to gain maximum effect. People can get addicted to prescription drugs easily because they are prescribed so frequently. This is an epidemic rooted in availability. Folks do start taking the drug legitimately to manage pain, anxiety or insomnia and we acknowledge that these are legitimate concerns. We are here to treat the abuse of the drug – and abuse can be an all too easy slope to slip down.
If you or a loved one is seeking help for alcohol or drug addiction, please contact us today.
Types of Prescription Drug Addiction
Our Beachside prescription drug rehab covers all of these drugs and can get you on a road to wellness in no time. There are general four types of prescription medications that get abused:
Opioids: Used to Treat Pain
The legendary pop star Prince died from an overdose of Fentanyl. Opioids affect the part of the brain that controls breathing, and large doses can slow breathing. Opioids are terribly over-prescribed. So many Americans have leftover pills stored in the medicine cabinet at home. The short-term risks include overdose, and the long-term health risks include:
- Respiratory failure
- Intense withdrawal symptoms
- Organ damage and failure
- Tolerance to the medication
- Psychological addiction and cravings
Benzodiazepines: Used to Treat Anxiety and Sleep Disorders
Anti-Anxiety Drugs are prescribed for anxiety and insomnia, but in the entertainment world alone they have claimed the lives of Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith, Amy Winehouse. With prescription drug recovery these people may have had a chance to survive. Central nervous depressants slow down the brain’s normal activity and are often prescribed to patients who are unable to deal with their heightened brain activity.
They may feel awful anxiety coupled with intractable insomnia. Panic attacks may follow. This family of drugs (when used correctly) can be incredibly beneficial. When used incorrectly – or intentionally abused, such as with alcohol as an adjunct – they can be deadly.
Stimulants: Used to Treat Attention Deficit Disorder
Prescription stimulants that can become addictive include amphetamines like:
These are often prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. We can help you or someone you know break free off addiction with our prescription drug abuse rehab.
Our holistic prescription drug treatment can help with the attendant:
- Affected motor function
- Cognitive function loss
Antidepressants (in the best of cases) can cause headaches, upset stomach or nausea. In the worst of cases they can cause suicidal thoughts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Black Box Warning in 2007 about increased risks of suicidal thinking in young adults ages 18 to 24. At Beachside Rehab, our prescription drug rehab can help individuals of any age, race or gender find themselves free from the pain of addiction to prescription drugs.
The high content of oxycodone makes OxyContin popular on the street. Abuse of the drug is carried out by crushing the tablet to swallow or snort it up the nasal passage. Users sometimes dilute it in water and inject it. These techniques destroy the pill’s time-release mechanism, delivering a powerful high.
Shame and Drug Addiction Treatment
There is growing evidence that feelings of shame are significantly linked to prescription drug abuse and addiction. Simply put, people who have a tendency to feel bad about themselves are more likely to abuse prescription drugs than others.
Proper prescription drug treatment should explore these feelings of shame and address them in whatever way works for you. Some of our clients benefit from art therapy when they are having difficulty opening up. Beachside Rehab employs several behavioral therapies in our prescription drug treatment including:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family counseling
- EDMR therapy
- Expressive art therapy
- Educational drug addiction therapy
- Relapse prevention
All of these prescription drug rehab counseling and therapy aspects are part of a whole. A finely tuned program that can help anybody from any background – all set in the luxurious and calming Hutchinson’s Island in South Florida.
Are Prescription Drugs Affecting You Or Someone You Know?
Prescription drugs are intended to be taken under a doctor’s supervision. Sadly, many Americans are ignoring this fact; in many cases, abusing prescription drugs can be as harmful as abusing illicit drugs. If you know of anyone that needs help with prescription drug addiction treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Some of the most abused prescription drugs are:
- Duragesic (Fentanyl)
- Vicodin (Hydrocodone)
- Oxycontin (Oxycodone)
- Opana (Oxymorphone)
- Dilaudid (Hydromorphone)
Get Help Now With Prescription Drug Treatment
Both inpatient and outpatient prescription drug programs at Beachside rehab offer a real chance to a sober, healthy, and happy future. Don’t wait, call us today.
“Beachside Rehab was a life changing experience for me. I was so lost in life and my whole family had given up on me. Treatment was my last hope. I am so thankful I found Beachside. The therapy offices felt so comfortable and helped me calm down because I was so nervous."
“I loved Beachside! The staff, the facilities, and the program was amazing. So thankful I found this place! I highly recommend this treatment center!”
“I was treated on an individual basis. My treatment focused on my needs to get well. A beautiful setting and very caring staff members. I strongly believe that I have a support system I can depend on now and in my future! Thank you for giving me my life back!”
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