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Prescription Drug Rehab Centers

Prescription Drug Rehab CentersPrescription drugs are commonly prescribed for pain management by doctors. Millions of Americans are put on these types of medications every year. Drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin are derived from opiates and therefore have the potential to become addictive with long-term use. Prescription drugs are dangerous because in many cases patients use the drugs under medical direction and still become addicted. Often, users of these medications do not realize they are addicted until they stop using and experience withdrawal symptoms. With a growing number of prescription drugs on the market, the need for available treatment centers is larger than ever.

Prescription Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Most patients recognize they have a problem with prescription drug use when they begin to experience withdrawal symptoms or when they develop a tolerance to the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can include any of the following:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Chills
  • Paranoia
  • Agitated behaviors
  • Depression
  • Increased heart rate
  • Loss of appetite

    The Importance of Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

    Prescription drugs are physically addictive meaning the patient experiences withdrawal symptoms when they stop using. Withdrawal symptoms can be difficult to manage and potentially life-threatening in high-risk patients — such as those with a preexisting medical condition. Professional treatment is strongly recommended for anyone struggling with this type of addiction. In a residential treatment program, patients receive round-the-clock care from medical professionals and counselors while they undergo the drug detox process. This ensures patient safety throughout withdrawal.

    Some detox programs may offer medications, usually methadone, for a medically aided detox. These medications are used to supplement the presence of the drug in the body and minimize withdrawal symptoms. They are administered during detox and gradually reduced until they are no longer required. Medical aids can be an important tool in prescription drug detox.

    Prescription Drug Rehab for San Diego Addicts

    If you or someone you love is struggling with prescription drug addiction, please call our toll-free number. Our trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to help you understand your addiction and find a treatment program that suits your needs.