Prescription Drugs

An addiction to prescription drugs is sometimes the most difficult to acknowledge. After all, these medications are supposed to help you function through pain. Because people are so reluctant to contemplate the realities of their addictions to these medications they are often more reluctant to seek treatment at prescription drug rehab centers.

Whether these medications were originally prescribed by physicians or not, there have been numerous high-profile deaths all attributed to abusing prescription medication. The risks of allowing an addiction to these drugs to continue untreated are enormous. No one wants to see this happen to your loved one.

Getting help now through an accredited prescription drug rehab program like the one offered at Elevate Addiction Services can help set your loved one on a path of recovery and a life unburdened by addiction to prescription drugs.

An addiction to prescription drugs is sometimes the most difficult to acknowledge. After all, these medications are supposed to help you function through pain. Because people are so reluctant to contemplate the realities of their addictions to these medications they are often more reluctant to seek treatment at prescription drug rehab centers.

Whether these medications were originally prescribed by physicians or not, there have been numerous high-profile deaths all attributed to abusing prescription medication. The risks of allowing an addiction to these drugs to continue untreated are enormous. No one wants to see this happen to your loved one.

Getting help now through an accredited prescription drug rehab program like the one offered at Elevate Addiction Services can help set your loved one on a path of recovery and a life unburdened by addiction to prescription drugs.

Common Types of Prescription Drug Addictions

There are three types of prescription medications that patients become addicted to. Addiction can occur when patients take these medications (that were not prescribed to them) recreationally, when they take them in a manner inconsistent with their instructions, or when they continue taking them for too long. These medications include:

Antidepressants

  • Celexa
  • Lexapro
  • Prozac
  • Wellbutrin
  • Zoloft

Painkillers

  • Codeine
  • Darvocet
  • Demerol
  • Fentanyl
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone
  • Tramadol

Benzodiazepines

  • Ativan
  • Valium
  • Xanax
  • Halcion
  • Klonopin

Of course, these are only small samples of the wide range of prescription medications in each category people can become addicted to. Prescription drug rehab centers can help you or your loved one overcome these addiction and greatly increase the likelihood of long-term success, especially if you choose inpatient prescription drug treatment options.

Why is Treatment Critical for People who are Addicted to Prescription Medications?

Some prescription medications can offer dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Common examples are benzodiazepines, like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan; which have been known to have fatal consequences from unmanaged withdrawal symptoms.

We offer medically supervised detoxification to help our patients through the withdrawal process. While we prefer a holistic approach for all stages of rehabilitation, we understand that some severe withdrawal system need medication to manage and have staff on hand to prescribe and administer these medications as needed to provide a safer, more comfortable detox process.

Physical and Psychological Healing

That’s just the first part of our process though. We understand that addiction drugs are harsh chemicals that do a fair amount of damage to the body. Once patients finish the detox process, they graduate to the physical healing phase of our treatment program. This phase works on getting your loved one healthy again. This includes things like:

  • Medical Treatment
  • Nutritional Therapies
  • Vitamins and Supplements
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Individual and Group Therapy Sessions

At Elevate, we understand that every patient is a unique individual and every addiction comes from distinct experiences and events. We treat them as such offering individualized treatment plans for each patient. Each one designed to maximize your loved one’s potential for success.

One thing that sets the program at Elevate apart from many 12-step programs is that our focus is on treating the person and not the symptoms of addiction. That is why we focus on the psychological and emotional healing aspects of treatment as much as the physical treatments.

Building Our Patients Up

One of the fundamental roles of prescription drug treatment is to build people up once they’ve been knocked down by addiction. Recovery is hard. We understand that. Elevate Addiction Services works hard with our patients to let them know they are winners every day.

We seek to provide them the tools they need to analyze their lives and choices without feeling defeated, so they can learn to make wiser decisions in the future. We work to rebuild self-esteem, to create confidence, and to teach life skills and coping mechanisms that enable them to see solutions beyond the prescription drugs they turned to before.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of treatment at Elevate Addiction Services is the one-on-one sessions that help patients recognize and challenge their own negative thoughts about themselves and the world in a manner that alters the way they react when events beyond their control are weighing on them. This can also be used to help treat patients who have a variety of mood disorders or mental health issues that are often untreated leading into addiction.

Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment at Elevate Addiction Services

Our prescription drug rehab centers offer a variety of services to assist patients struggling with prescription drug addictions. From intensive inpatient services to outpatient treatment programs we believe we can give your loved one the tools he or she needs to overcome her addiction to prescription medications while providing supportive services to you and other family members who aid in the recovery process.

Call us today to learn more about our treatment process and how we can help your loved one find freedom from addiction to prescription drugs and the pain that goes along with it.