Introduction to Prescription Pill Addiction and Treatment
Prescription pill addiction is when you misuse and abuse drugs that are generally safe in small doses when prescribed by a doctor for specific conditions. There are three large classes of pills that are most commonly abused, and these are categorized under benzodiazepines, stimulants and sedatives. Depending on the class of drug that’s being abused, side effects and addiction levels may vary. Opioids, also known as an opiate or narcotic, are a class of drugs that act in the central nervous system to produce feelings of pain relief and overall pleasure, which can develop into an addictive feeling. An opioid is a prescription painkiller that can be used to treat chronic and severe pain and is one of the most over-prescribed medication classes among healthcare providers. Once a person feels the compulsive urge to use opioid drugs when no longer required medically, that is when an addiction can begin.
Opioid addiction changes the chemistry of the brain and can easily lead to a drug tolerance, meaning that over time you’d have to up your doses to feel the same effect you did initially. This is very dangerous because the more you take the opioid, the more dependent you become on the pills, and the easier it becomes to overdose. Valley Recovery Center’s drug rehab in California offers prescription medication addiction treatment that begins with a detox where you stop taking the drug in order to rid your body of the toxins that have been building up in your system over time. This is a very difficult, yet highly necessary step in the recovery process that patients need to follow in order to rid themselves of their addiction. From there, one-on-one behavioral therapy and counseling is required for our patients to be able to gain an understanding of their addiction and learn how to battle the urge to relapse in the future, as many addicts do. In order to avoid relapse, we need to get down to the root of the addiction and work together to understand it so we can fight it together.
How to Help Prescription Pill Addiction
Over time, the abuse of prescription drugs causes harmful toxins to accumulate in the body. The misuse of prescription pills can be particularly harmful because it can bring about a dependency and a tolerance to the drug and may ultimately lead to an overdose. After you stop using the drug, your body will have a negative reaction to the change, and you may start to experience withdrawal symptoms that will ultimately bring about cravings for the substance you were previously abusing. Some withdrawal symptoms include nausea, irritability, tremors, loss of appetite, seizures, and feelings of anxiety or depression. In order to truly recover from your addiction to prescription pills, you must first undergo a detox to rid your body of the toxins that have built up in your system over time and ultimately adjust to a life without drugs. The withdrawal effects experienced when undergoing a detox can be life-threatening, which is why it is extremely important to detox under the supervision of experienced medical professionals.
After withdrawal is complete, you will no longer be physically dependent on the drug, but you could still be psychologically addicted to the act of drug taking. In order to help cure this part of the addiction, behavioral therapy can help manage your cravings, avoid triggers that lead to a relapse and build healthy habits and thoughts surrounding your life as a sober person. We offer prescription medication addiction treatment through one-on-one therapy, group counseling and sessions with our specialists. This helps as we work together to understand the root of the problem and to help you understand the why behind your addiction. From there, it may also be really helpful to involve family members and loved ones so that you are able to establish a support system that has a better understanding of your addiction and will help keep you on a positive path when you need that extra support.
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How We Treat Addiction to Prescription Pills
Valley Recovery Center is here to offer prescription pill addiction treatment to those abusing prescription medication. We understand that detoxing from prescription drugs can be challenging and unfamiliar to those who have been abusing pills, but it is an absolutely necessary first step of treatment. The dedicated staff and medical professionals at our addiction treatment center have a real understanding of the challenges that come with detoxing from prescription medication, and we are here to offer the medical expertise needed to help manage and mitigate withdrawal symptoms as you experience them throughout the detox process. We strive to provide our patients with the supervision and care necessary for a healthy detox that will help patients to work through their recovery and ultimately overcome their addiction. We start with a full body detoxification and cleanse that rids the body of toxins that have built up over time through the abuse of prescription drugs.
After our patients undergo our detox cleanse, we offer 30, 60 and 90-day treatment programs that are geared to specifically meet the needs of each of our patients. We have an initial evaluation that uncovers both family and personal history with drug abuse and addiction battles, and we determine the program that will best work for you. Our personalized dual diagnosis treatment in California allows for individualized attention to help uncover the reasons behind your addiction, addiction triggers you may be faced with in the future and how to prevent you from relapsing and future urges. Our goal is to gain an understanding of your addiction and where it came from and to keep you on a positive path of a more meaningful and fulfilled sober life with no temptation to relapse.
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Valley Recovery Center’s rehab center in Santa Clarita, CA has the tools and the methods to manage your detox safely, minimize your suffering, and to offer an overall comfortable and supportive environment that will help give you the strength you need throughout this difficult process. We are here to offer you dedicated, one-on-one prescription pill addiction help. Throughout our 30, 60 or 90-day programs, our patients are met with a detoxification cleanse, one-on-one therapy, group counseling sessions, daily activities that will help clients reintegrate into society, as well as aftercare programs designed to help you maintain sobriety well after your stay at our center. Recovery is a difficult process that we are here to help with every step of the way. Everyone’s experience with addiction is very personal, and we want our patients to know that we understand that no addiction is the same. Through personalizing our program, we are able to gain a deeper understanding of each patient’s personal experience with addiction, and our goal is to ultimately lead our patients on the path to recovery and, ultimately, sobriety. We care about our patients, and we are here as a resource before, during and after treatment at our facilities.