Prescription Drug Outpatient Treatment Rehab
Prescription drugs are supposed to help us manage the symptoms of certain medical conditions, but these drugs are becoming a significant problem as more people abuse them and become addicted.
Prescription drugs are the second leading drugs that are abused in the United States after marijuana. These drugs have an important role in helping people alleviate symptoms associated with medical conditions, such as chronic pain. Even when prescribed by a physician, the drugs can become a problem because they contain some of the strongest ingredients available, such as opioids. Common prescription drugs that can lead to abuse and addiction are Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, Adderall and Ritalin. Prolonged and excessive use of these drugs is detrimental to the body, and the person develops a dependency that cannot be overcome without medical supervision. The symptoms caused by withdrawing from prescription drugs can be life threatening.
Synthetic Drug Rehab
Synthetic drugs are different from prescription drugs. Also known as “designer drugs,” these substances are not manufactured for medical purposes, but only for recreational use. The most common types of synthetic drugs are bath salts, Ketamine (also known as K2), Ecstasy (also known as Molly) and Spice. Synthetic drug production is not regulated like prescription drugs are, so the person may ingest any variety of substances when using these drugs. Synthetic drug rehab is needed to help people overcome their addiction in a safe and effective way.
Painkillers are commonly prescribed to people who experience chronic pain, and other legitimate medical concerns that require pain management. Although the dispensing of painkillers is closely regulated, abuse is still possible. People may develop a tolerance for the drugs and require a higher dose than approved by a physician. Painkillers are also often sold or stolen.
Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction
A person may be addicted to prescription drugs if they:
- Take a higher number of pills than prescribed by the physician
- Perform poorly at school or work
- Engage in risky behaviors
- Have new or worsening health conditions
- Abuse the drugs even when faced with adverse consequences, such as legal problems, job loss or having their children taken by the authorities
- Do not take care about their daily needs and responsibilities
- Sell items or steal money to acquire the drugs
- Snort or inject oral painkillers
- Isolate themselves from friends and families
Withdrawing from these drugs can cause serious physical symptoms that can be life-threatening. Prescription drug rehab at North Coast Recovery ensures your loved one is medically supervised and provided with the professional mental health support that is needed for long-term sobriety.
How North Coast Recovery Can Help with Prescription Drug Addiction
North Coast Recovery is an outpatient treatment rehab center in the Pacific Northwest serving the Portland Metro Area, Hillsboro, Beaverton and surrounding areas in Oregon as well as Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and the I-5 corridor in Washington and Oregon. Contact us for more information and to learn how North Coast Recovery can help you or a family member.
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