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Prescription Drug Rehab

Written on: June 2nd, 2010 By:

In the US, abuse of prescription drugs is not only rising more rapidly than that of street drugs, it has overtaken it.¬† According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an estimated 48 million Americans,¬† 20% of the total population, are abusing prescriptions today.¬† That’s more than those abusing all street drugs combined.

The most frequently abused prescription drugs are also among the most commonly prescribed by doctors around the nation, including pain killers such as vicodin, oxycontin, and morphine; sedatives like valium, xanax, and klonopin; and stimulants such as ritalin and adderall.

Anyone can become addicted to prescriptions like these, and the downfall from these drugs is no less devastating than that of street drugs like heroin or meth.  Careers, families and lives are destroyed every day due to prescription drug addiction.  The good news is anyone can also recover.

Prescription drug rehab begins when we realize we need help.¬† Addiction isn’t a weakness, its a disease–and just like asthma or diabetes it’s treatable.¬† When we’re addicted we often feel that our drug is our companion, our safety blanket, and life without it seems terrifying and empty.¬† However, each day prescription drug rehab helps millions of people find real happiness again.

There are numerous options for obtaining prescription drug rehab.  Most include a medical detoxification, group as well as individual counseling, education and pharmacological therapies as necessary.  Acupuncture, massage therapy and hypnotherapy are also frequently used techniques in prescription drug rehab.

Treatment centers for prescription drug rehab offer a variety of means for launching your recovery on the right footing, beginning with a drug detoxification, but many studies have shown that detox is very rarely enough by itself.  One has a much greater chance of ongoing prescription drug rehab success after outfitting themselves with the battery of tools they will need to not only kick-off their new life successfully, but to maintain it.

Residential prescription drug rehab offers by far the highest success rates,  allowing clients the chance to step back from the discord of their lives and flourish in a clean and sober environment  for periods typically of one to six months, after which they transition back to their lives.

Change is always difficult and scary at first.¬† Prescription drug rehab is a chance for one to restore and get reacquainted with themselves.¬† Addiction takes away so much, but we can–and do–get it back.


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