Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment At Mountainview Recovery
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About Our Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program
The Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program is truly in best in the industry. Our approach in treating prescription drug addiction starts with a personalized and completely custom treatment plan for each patient. Our intake process starts with outlining the program, educating the patient and answering all questions the patient has about the treatment plans. Our medical team and staff are highly trained and equipped to help patients of all backgrounds, substance use addiction types and to treat each patient with the care and respect they deserve.
What is Prescription Drug Addiction?
Prescription Drug Addiction is the point at which a person takes a prescribed drug/medication for anything other than why the medical provider prescribed it. It has been estimated by the experts that in excess of 18 million individuals ages 12 and older have utilized prescription medications for non-medical reasons each year and that continues to increase yearly.
The abuse of drugs, even provider prescribed medications, can change how your mind functions. A great many people start by deciding to take these meds. However, after some time, the alterations in your brain influence your attitude and behavior which ultimately influence your capacity to use sound judgment. Simultaneously, people start to develop an addiction and urges to take more and more of the abused drug.
What Types of Prescription Drugs Are Commonly Abused?
- Opioids – Opioid painkillers like Codeine, Hydrocodone and Oxycodone are on the rise for prescription drug addiction as they are being used commonly by individuals who are battling long term pain. Opioids can cause a mild joyful feeling. Some people using them illegally snort or inject them to get that effect faster. Injecting drugs raises your chances of getting diseases like HIV and hepatitis C.
- CNS (Central Nervous System) Depressants – Benzos, or Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium and Ativan) are prescribed to millions of Americans in order to treat sleep disorders or anxiety.
- Barbiturates – These are another type of CNS depressants that are used commonly for anesthesia and to treat seizures by medical providers. These can be especially addictive and dangerous whereas when they are combined with alcohol, it can slow heart rate and breathing that can result in death.
- Stimulants – Stimulants are used by medical providers to help boost alertness, attention and energy. The most common use for stimulants is for ADHD treatment and include (Vyvanse, Adderall and Concerta). Stimulant abuse — for instance, by taking them in higher doses or by crushing pills and snorting them — can lead to addiction. High doses can raise your body temperature. Misusing stimulants or using them along with decongestants may cause uneven heartbeat.
What are the causes of Prescription Drug addiction?
Some experts think that more people are abusing prescription medications because there are more drugs available. Doctors report writing more prescriptions than ever before. Also, it’s easy to find online pharmacies selling these drugs. Teens may take medication from their parents’ medicine cabinets for themselves or their friends to use. Most young people have no idea what medications they’re taking and which ones may cause serious problems, even death, if used with other drugs or alcohol. They might also believe that the medicines are safe because they’re prescription.
Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Drug Addiction
Signs of abuse can depend on the drug involved.
Someone who abuses opioids might have:
- Slow or shallow breathing
- Upset stomach, vomiting, or constipation
- Slurred speech
- Poor coordination
- Mood swings
- Depression or anxiety
Abuse of CNS depressants can cause:
- Mood changes
- Trouble walking
- Trouble concentrating
- Poor judgment
- Slow reflexes
- Slurred speech
- Memory problems
- Slow breathing
Symptoms of stimulant abuse include:
- Weight loss and lack of appetite
- High blood pressure
- Uneven heart rate
Prescription Drug Addiction Addiction Treatment
Treatment for opioid addiction includes medications that can help people get control without a high chance of addiction. Buprenorphine treats opiate withdrawal and dependence. Doctors often use it along with the drug naloxone (a combination that can be called Bunavail, Suboxone, or Zubsolv) to prevent relapse. If you’ve been taking buprenorphine in pill form and your body has gotten rid of all of the drug you were abusing, you might have another form of buprenorphine implanted under your skin. This is called Probuphine. It provides a constant dose of buprenorphine for 6 months. Buprenorphine also comes as a monthly shot called Sublocade.
Other drug treatments for opiate withdrawal include methadone and the blood pressure medicine clonidine. Naltrexone blocks the effects of opiates and can prevent a relapse. It can be taken orally (Revia) or as a monthly injection (Vivitrol). Doctors recommend that people who misuse opioids keep naloxone, a medication that can reverse an overdose. It comes in a shot (Evzio) and a nasal spray (Narcan). Experts believe that “medication-assisted treatment” with methadone, naltrexone, or suboxone and cognitive behavioral therapy is the best treatment for most patients who have an opioid addiction. Counseling is the most common treatment for addiction to CNS depressants or stimulants. You might also need to detoxify (“detox”) your body. Mountainview Recovery offers the Industry-leading Drug Detox, Alcohol Detox and Drug Rehab programs to their patients.
- Always follow the directions carefully.
- Don’t raise or lower doses without talking with your doctor first.
- Never stop taking a medication on your own.
- Don’t crush or break pills, especially if they’re time-released.
- Make sure you know how a drug will affect your driving and other daily tasks.
- Learn about what can happen if you take a medication with alcohol or other prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
- Talk honestly with your doctor about any personal or family history of substance abuse.
- Never allow other people to use your prescription medications, and don’t take theirs.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, you should never use opioids with CNS depressants, including:
- Sleep medications
- General anesthetics
Don’t use CNS depressants with other things that dull your central nervous system, such as:
- Prescription opioid pain medicines
- Some over-the-counter cold and allergy medications
Be careful using stimulants along with other substances that spark your nervous system, including:
- Antidepressants, as supervised by a doctor
- Over-the-counter decongestant medications
- Some asthma medications
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