Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

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Prescription drugs are valuable and necessary component of a person’s medical treatment if they used only for intended purpose and responsibly. They should only be used with doctor’s instruction for the treatment of specific illness or condition because they can be dangerous and addictive when used for non-medical purpose. Most people have wrong perspective about abusing prescription drug, they this this is not a big deal but abuse can have far-reaching consequences, though, just as other addiction do.

Prescription drug addiction becoming more common people misuse wide range of prescribed drugs; sedatives (central nervous system depressant), stimulants, opioids (pain killers) .The New Life Rehab and Psychiatric center provide treatment for all type of prescription drug abuse.

Prescription sedatives (CNS Depressant): These sedative drugs used to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia. These drugs gives calm and numbing effect and help in initiate the sleep. They include;

Benzodiazepines: Alprazolam (Xanax, Alp), Diazepam (Valium), Lorazepam (Ativan), Clonazepam (klonopin, rivotril) and sleep medication Zolpedim (Ambien). Symptoms of prescription sedative abuse are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Problem with memory
  • Slowed breathing
  • Poor coordination

Prescription opioids: Medically opioids used for anesthesia and treat chronic or temporary pain. These drugs are pain killers and have high potential of addiction. Most commonly opioids drugs are; methadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Nalbuphine and morphine. Symptoms of prescription opioids abuse are:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Slowed breathing
  • Confusion
  • Euphoria
  • Poor coordination

Prescription stimulant: these drugs increased energy, stimulation, and give euphoric effect. Doctors prescribed stimulant in obesity (weight loss) and in Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to increase concentration. These drugs include amphetamines, Methylphenidate and Dextroamphetamine. Symptoms of abuse are:

  • Reduced appitite
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • High body temperature & blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia

Some general behavior indicates that person have prescription drug addiction along with drug specific abuse symptoms.

  • Falsifying and stealing prescription
  • Taking higher dose then prescribed
  • Doctor shopping
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular sleeping pattern
  • Lethargic behavior
  • Increased or decreased energy

If you or your loved one has these signs and symptoms that are mean, you are struggling with prescription drug addiction and may require treatment.

Treatment of Prescription drug addiction:

Description: doctor discussing risk of prescription abuse with patient

People often ask couldn’t I just stop taking the prescription drugs without any medical supervision? Answer is withdrawal symptoms from prescription drugs are rarely life threatening but difficult to manage if they are unsupervised. Withdrawal often accompanied by mood swings, gastrointestinal problems, intense craving and urge of drug and many others which require constant supervision and support to cope with them.

The New Life Rehab and psychiatric center offers supportive environment and treatment plans customized for people wanting to overcome prescription drug addiction. Our holistic treatment approach emphasized on providing coping skills, stress management and repair other areas that may have been damaged during addiction period. Our treatment plan also ensure aftercare program and relapse prevention.

Our Treatment Program includes:

  • Professional detoxification program
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Meditation and spiritual therapy
  • Nutrition and physical fitness
  • Recreational activities
  • Life management courses
  • Relapse prevention
  • Follow-up program

We have prescription best drug treatment option, if you need help please contact us by calling 03214528124 or email us at and visit The New Life Rehab and Psychiatric center .

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