Prescription Drug Rehab at Axis West
Prescription drugs, in all their various forms, have become increasingly popular drugs of abuse in recent years. When used as prescribed, prescription pharmaceuticals are an effective and acceptable means of treating many disorders including anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia, and chronic pain. Unfortunately the same medications used to treat these disorders can produce addictive effects when used in a way other than prescribed. Valium, Xanax, Adderall, Ambien, Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin are all examples of some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs.
Many people who find themselves addicted to these pharmaceuticals never intended, nor had any idea that such a seemingly harmless pill could end up in a search for a prescription drug rehab. Such people most commonly begin by taking a prescription as directed by their family physician. What usually happens is the medication fixes the person’s ailment, and then perhaps makes them feel even better than they anticipated. But this effect quickly wears away as the body builds a tolerance to the medication, and the prescription drug addict finds him or herself taking more than the prescribed dose in order to achieve this initial feeling of happiness. Unbeknownst to the patient, the cycle of addiction has already begun. Soon, an entire month’s supply of medication is all gone by the end of the first week. A street dealer is often sought at this point, as the addict can no longer be without their medication without experiencing withdrawal symptoms and often times a worsening of their original medical condition for which the medication was prescribed. Full-blown addiction is realized at this time, as family and financial obligations become secondary to feeding the addiction. Thankfully, at Axis West’s prescription drug rehab, there is a way to stop the cycle of addiction and treat underlying conditions, and in so doing alleviate the need for further addictive prescription drugs.
Choosing the Right Prescription Drug Rehab
There are many options available for someone seeking prescription drug rehab, so it is essential that the options be carefully considered as to ensure successful treatment. The two most common methods are in the forms of outpatient and inpatient rehab. In outpatient, the client spends the majority of their day at the rehab facility, but returns home at night. While this option can be successful for someone whose life was not drastically impacted by addiction, it does not fit the typical model of someone addicted to prescription medications. For the majority of prospective clients, an inpatient prescription drug rehab is necessary to treat the addiction.
If an inpatient prescription drug rehab is deemed necessary, some research should be done to find the right fit for the patient’s specific needs. There is a large array of prescription drug rehabs available (Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/treating-prescription-drug-addiction). These facilities can feature anything from very basic councilors and minimal amenities, to luxurious vacation resort-style living. Here at our California prescription drug rehab, we offer an environment that finds the balance between luxurious and structured. We understand that comfort, as well as structure, are essential in facilitating a smooth recovery from prescription drug addiction.
Regain Your Life Today at Our Prescription Drug Rehab
The treatment for prescription drug addiction typically begins with a detoxification period, or detox. During this phase, the client undergoes a medically supervised process of ridding the body of all addictive substances. This can last from as little as a few hours to several days. The Axis West staff, comprised of medical doctors, therapists and industry experts, is on hand 24/7 to ensure that the detox process is both safe and comfortable for the client. When the detox phase is finished, our clinical team will create a custom-tailored treatment plan specifically designed to treat each individuals needs.
If you or a loved one is suffering from prescription drug addiction, don’t hesitate to call one of our addiction specialists today at 866.737.3573 and find out if Axis West’s Prescription Drug Rehab Program is right for you.