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Am I Addicted to Prescription Drugs

by De'Meko, June 12, 2013

Prescription Drug Addiction and Treatment

The leader in prescription drug addiction recovery, Chapters Capistrano in Southern California, have developed personalized treatment plans for their clients. Prescription drug dependence uniquely affects each addict and therefore treatment approaches must be catered to the individual’s needs.

General Information

Abusing prescription drugs generally refers to the unsupervised use of various drugs which may include mood altering, stimulants, psychoactive, performance enhancing, and depressives. Amphetamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines are often some of the prescription drugs that are abused. Typically, people begin taking these drugs for medicinal purposes. Then, complications may arise when an abuser takes the drug(s) without medical supervision and exceeds prescribed amounts.

Effects of Prescription Drug Use

Because pharmaceutical companies legally manufacture the drugs, addicts falsely feel safe and justified using the prescription medication. Truth is, prescription drugs, if used recklessly, just like illegal substances, can affect an abuser and family and friends in very devastating ways. Mixing medications, exceeding prescribed dosages, and/or drinking alcohol may exaggerate side effects, which sometimes can be fatal. Because intense withdrawal symptoms may occur if an addict stops taking prescription drug, often a person will take other drugs to fill the void.

Prescription Drug Detoxification Withdrawal Doesn’t have to be Painful

The drug and alcohol rehab center staff at Chapters Capistrano recognize withdrawing from prescription drugs can create anxiety and be uncomfortable. Chapters is dedicated to making your detoxification as seamless as possible. We engage a drug-specific detox program that is most traditional and safe. Under medical supervision, our clients are given  prescription medication to reduce the risk of seizure and withdrawal symptoms. Clients receive these medications in lessening amounts until the body returns to a stabilized state.

Prescription drug rehab programs can be difficult and taxing. Chapters Capistrano is here to make that journey safe, attainable, and rewarding!  For more information about how you can enjoy sober living, call our 24-hour helpline at 949-371-4198 today.


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