Prescription Medication Addiction Treatment in Sandy

Prescription drug addiction can be insidious. Many addicts start out by simply taking the medication prescribed to them by their doctor. Most people assume that their doctor would not give them anything harmful. And it’s likely that most doctors do not intend to harm patients with the prescriptions they write, but oftentimes they do. Patients may not even realize what is happening to them until it is too late. But at Brighton Recovery Center, it’s never too late. Our drug recovery programs targeted to those addicted to prescription medications bring hope and light to those whose lives are mired in darkness and despair.

What Are the Effects of Prescription Medication Addiction?

Prescription medication abuse can cause a wide variety of harmful effects, depending on the type of medication being abused. The most commonly abused prescription medications include opioids, depressants and stimulants. Some of the brand names are OxyContin, Vicodin, Ambien, Xanax, Valium, Adderall and Ritalin.

Over time, stimulants can cause seizures, motor or vocal tics, dizziness and heart problems such as palpitations. Overdose can result in a heart attack or stroke. Depressants such as tranquilizers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medications can cause headaches, fatigue, confusion and other symptoms brought on by lack of sleep or poor sleep quality. Opioids depress the respiratory system, and this is how some users die. Other effects include infection, brain damage and gastrointestinal issues.

Are You Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

Prescription drug use should be limited to its intended purpose and taken only under a doctor’s close supervision. Recreational use of prescription drugs is risky and dangerous. If you are using prescription drugs recreationally, having difficulty curbing your use of prescription drugs or encountering problems meeting your obligations at work, school or home due to your prescription drug use, you likely have a problem.

You may feel intense sadness and disappointment at your ability to control your drug use, and fearful others will find out the extent of it.

Drug Rehabilitation in Sandy

At our drug rehab center in Sandy, we take an individual approach to every patient’s care. While patients addicted to prescription drugs have some issues in common, each is a different person and their descent into drug addiction can be traced back to different events and situations. That’s why we create a treatment plan tailored specifically to each patient. Success comes from putting the time and effort into learning the origins of the patient’s addiction.

Not so long ago, drug rehab centers had a “tough love” mentality, where patients assumed all responsibility for their addictions, and shame and fear were part of getting healthy. At our addiction treatment center, we believe prescription medication addicts have suffered enough fear, shame and guilt. Now it’s time to get better.

The way to do that is to work closely with our trained addiction counselors and other specialists, who motivate patients with compassion and support. We are here to help you get stronger and more confident, not to break you down.

Are you ready to make a change? Call our addiction rehab center in Sandy today.

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