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Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment

Published: September 12, 2019

I’ve become dependant on my prescription medication, and I know it’s time to ask for help! 

The direct answer is YES!

The Rockland Treatment Center, we’re here for you with a plethora of confidential medically supervised treatment options!

One of our certified counselors will give you a confidential treatment plan. This plan will be customized to your needs.

The abuse of prescription drugs can happen even under the most innocent circumstances.

Narcotic prescription drugs are prescribed for a plethora of different medical conditions, and for some people can be quite helpful and effective!  However statically 30% of Americans prescribed narcotic medication is even unintentionally abusing and have become dependant upon prescription medication. 

The National Institute On Drug Abuse: People who abuse prescription drugs—that is, taking them in a manner or a dose other than prescribed or taking medications prescribed for another person—risk addiction and other serious health consequences. Such drugs include opioid pain relievers, stimulants used to treat ADHD, and benzodiazepines to treat anxiety or sleep disorders. Indeed, in 2010, an estimated 2.4 million people 12 or older met criteria for abuse of or dependence on prescription drugs, the second most common illicit drug use after marijuana. To minimize these risks, a physician should screen patients for prior or current substance abuse problems and assess their family history of substance abuse or addiction before prescribing a psychoactive medication and monitor patients who are prescribed such drugs. Physicians also need to educate patients about the potential risks so that they will follow their physician’s instructions faithfully, safeguard their medications, and dispose of them appropriately.

When someone is taking prescription drugs or any kind of drug…they begin exhibiting certain physical signs and symptoms. as well as behavioral warning signs.

Drugs, including prescription drugs, alter the structure of the brain over time, and it makes it increasingly difficult for the addicted person to make good decisions.

Some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs include:

  • Opioids:
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Stimulants

These drugs are legitimately used for the treatment of medical conditions, abuse occurs anytime they’re used in a way other than what’s intended by a care provider, whether it’s infrequent or chronic abuse.

The results of prescription drug abuse can be dangerous and even deadly!

Time to get the help you need, don’t wait until it’s too late!

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