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Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment

by De'Meko, June 12, 2013

Prescription Drug Addiction and Treatment

The drug and alcohol rehab center, Chapters Capistrano, in Southern California is a leader in prescription drug addiction recovery. Our addiction experts create treatment plans specific to each client. Because no one is affected by drug dependence the same, treatment must be individualized to guarantee an addict’s successful sobriety.

General Information

Prescription drug abuse typically involves the unmonitored, prolonged use of various drugs, including mood altering, depressives, stimulants, psychoactive, and performance enhancing. Some of the common abused prescription drugs are amphetamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. Usually, addicts will have first started taking the drugs for medical reasons. Then, either complications arise, or a dependence may have developed, leaving an abuser taking the drugs without medical supervision in excessive doses.

Effects of Prescription Drug Use

Addicts may often consider their use of prescription drugs to be justified and safe because the drugs are pharmaceutically manufactured. However, if used recklessly, prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as any other substance. Not only do relationships with family and friends suffer, but the health side effects are boundless. Another threat to a person’s health may be mixing medications, exceeding prescribed dosages, and/or drinking alcohol. All of these reckless uses can turn fatal. If addicts stop taking the prescription drugs, they will experience strong withdrawal symptoms, and so often will fill the void with other drugs.

Prescription Drug Detoxification Withdrawal Doesn’t have to be Painful

Chapters Capistrano knows how much anxiety and pain can accompany prescription drug withdrawal. Our drug and alcohol rehab center staff at Chapters is here to make detoxification as comfortable as possible; we utilize a drug-specific detox. Our clients are administered prescription medication in tapering amounts to lessen the risk of seizure and withdrawal symptoms. Clients continue taking these doctor-monitored medications until the body is stabilized.

Chapters Capistrano is dedicated to guiding our clients toward recovery that is safe and rewarding! Don’t wait another day! For more information, call our 24-hour helpline at 949-371-4198 today.


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