Effective Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

The use of prescription based drug addiction is an emerging problem globally. The most extensively prescribed drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Valium and Xanax are abused and its reaction can be shocking. In turn, this generates the need for individuals who pursue prescription drug addiction treatment.

The Commencement of Prescription Drug Addiction

In most cases, an individual is introduced to a prescription addiction drug by their own physician. The opiate drugs prescribed for pain management are OxyContin and Vicodin, whereas for anxiety disorders common benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax are prescribed. The advantage of these drugs are taken to make the user feel deeply calm and comfortable.

Hence, this is what makes these drugs extremely addictive. And when consumed repeatedly, these drugs can alter the brain’s reward system by engulfing it with dopamine, creating an addiction to form.

Health Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

A prescribed drug is commonly safe to use when taken for a shorter duration of time, but continued abuse particularly in higher dosage amount, can cause severe health problems for the user in the following ways:

  • Blurred vision
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of energy
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Jaundice
  • Drowsiness
  • Urination problems
  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Wheezing
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Slowed or troubled breathing
  • Death

Kinds of Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction

Based on the severity of the addiction, the two inpatient and outpatient treatments are recommended. An outpatient treatment is usually recommended for clients who are in the earlier stages of addiction and are able to maintain a routine living.


Advantages of Inpatient Opioid Dependence Treatment

Being a part of a residential rehab has many advantages for users who are seeking treatment in prescription drug addiction, including the following:

Private and secluded location

It is important for an individual be away from mundane routine of people, places and events in their life. Being at a residential treatment center they will have the opportunity to solely concentrate on their recovery.

Personal and Group Counselling

Learning to talk on one-to-one basis with the counsellor and getting to know about each other at the center in group counselling. Also listening to their stories is a wonderful way to understand more about the disease of addiction. Both group and one-on-one therapy sessions are an essential part of the addiction treatment.


Various Therapies

Apart from counselling, there are various activities like art therapy, yoga, drama therapy, meditation, physical fitness and many more.

Freedom to Heal

Being treated at the residential addiction treatment gives you the luxury as compared to a resort. Everything from meals to laundry is managed and the staff is available 24/7 to assist clients with recovery. It gives the client a stress-free environment to solely concentrate on their recovery. Inclusive, all treatments are 100% confidential.

Is Addiction Treatment at Alpha Confidential?

100%! We take every precaution necessary to ensure that the only people who will know about your prescription drug addiction treatment (outside our own staff of course) are the people you choose to tell.

Time Period for Opioid Dependence Treatment

The time period for opioid treatment is dependent on numerous reasons including the severity of the addiction, usage time period, whether they have been detoxed previously and their adaptability to the treatment program. In regular cases, we recommend a minimum of 90 days stay at the center with an added option of an extended stay of 180 days if essential.

Is Opiate Treatment Covered by Insurance?

The answer to this depends on your own insurance policy. However, in many cases the answer is yes. To find out more specifically about your case, please contact our administration staff.


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