Inland Empire Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Center

Prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are following marijuana (and alcohol), as the most commonly abused substances by Americans aged 14 and older. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 16 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, it involves people of all ages from pre-teens to senior citizens. Our prescription drug rehabilitation center is prepared to help you or your loved one recover from prescription drug addiction in small, personalized groups.

What is prescription drug abuse?

Prescription drug abuse is when someone is taking a drug without the permission of their doctors. Prescription drugs are meant to be used to relieve severe pain or treat illness, as directed by a medical professional, but some people misuse prescription medication for different reasons. Some people may take more of the drug than prescribed, while others may take it more often than they should. Some examples of prescription drugs include Benzodiazepines (Alprazolam, clonazepam, and diazepam), Stimulants (Mydayis, Adderall, Adderall XR, and Dextroamphetamine), and Painkillers (Opioids).

Prescription drug abuse can lead to serious health problems, including drug dependence, addiction, overdose, and even death. If you or someone you know is abusing prescription drugs, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. There are many resources available to help those struggling with substance use disorder, and prescription drug addiction treatment can make a big difference.

Why is prescription drug abuse increasing?

There are a number of reasons why prescription drug abuse is increasing. One reason is that prescriptions for these drugs are becoming more and more common and easily accessible. For example, more people are being prescribed opioids for pain relief, and this means that there are more of these prescription opioids available for people to abuse compared to other drugs, such as illegal narcotics.

A common myth that contributes to the increasing rate of prescription drug misuse is that people believe prescription drugs are safer than taking street drugs because they are legal with a doctor’s approval. However, many prescription medications, especially prescription opioids, can be addictive and come with serious long-term effects, which is one of the reasons why prescription drug addiction accounts for 60% of all overdose-related deaths.

Signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse

If you or someone you know is abusing prescription drugs, there are certain signs and symptoms to look out for. Start to look for prescription drug rehab centers and be ready to enter rehab as soon as these signs occur. Prescription drug abuse can include changes in mood or behavior as well as physical changes.

Mood or behavioral changes may include:

  • Becoming more withdrawn or isolated
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Irritability or aggression
  • Changes in hobbies or interests

Physical changes may include:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Pupils that are larger or smaller than normal
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Slurred speech
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Impaired coordination
  • Fatigue

“Ranch Creek Recovery saved my life. I came into RCR lost and broken trying to get back on track in my life. As a result of this great team of counselors/psychologists, I have done more than restore my life, I have reached new goals and gained so many life skills that go far beyond just being sober. I love and appreciate all the staff and know if you have a willing heart to change, you are in the right place.”


Get Help with Insurance Coverage for Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Our alcohol rehab program accepts several national insurance plans and is in-network with most carriers including HealthNet, MHN, Anthem BlueCross, Aetna, Cigna as well as others. To verify if your insurance is accepted and check your out-of-pocket costs call Ranch Creek Recovery at (877) 997-8931.

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Commonly Abused Substances

Commonly abused classes of prescription drugs include opioids (for pain) Vicodin, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Percocet, Morphine, e.g., Kadian, Avinza, Codeine. Depressants for anxiety and sleep disorders include Xanax, Valium, Halcion, Librium, Ativan, and Klonopin.

All of these classes of drugs directly or indirectly cause a pleasurable increase in the amount of dopamine in the brain’s reward pathway. Seeking to repeat the experience or exceeding the dose can lead to opioid addiction, as can taking prescription drugs recreationally.

Prescription drugs taken as directed are usually safe and don’t require specialized prescription drug addiction rehab. When abused and taken in different amounts or for different purposes than as prescribed, however, they affect the brain in ways very similar to illicit drugs.

Prescription drugs can be addictive and put people at risk for other harmful health side effects, such as overdose. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 115 people die every day from opioid addiction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the number of overdose deaths from opioids has quadrupled since 1999. In 2016, there were more than 42,000 deaths from opioids—that’s an average of 115 per day.

Residential Inpatient Treatment for Prescription Drug Rehabilitation

If you’re struggling with prescription drug addiction, inpatient rehab may be the best step for you. Ranch Creek Recovery rehab center provides 24-hour care and support in our inpatient residential treatment center, making them a safe and effective way to recover from drugs and alcohol.

Our residential prescription drug addiction treatment program offers intensive drug rehab therapy and counseling, which can help you learn how to cope with your prescription drugs addiction and build a foundation for long-term recovery. Our experienced and certified addiction specialist staff will assist you with your individualized treatment plan that will include a variety of evidence-based programs and behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), that can help you recover from addiction, deal with withdrawal symptoms and plan your sober return. Furthermore, Ranch Creek Recovery also offers aftercare services such as sober living and outpatient treatment, to help you transition back to everyday life.

If you’re ready to take the first step toward recovery, contact Ranch Creek Recovery today to know more about our inpatient prescription drug addiction treatment program.

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Outpatient Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Ranch Creek Recovery offers outstanding outpatient prescription drug addiction treatment. Outpatient rehab is a type of addiction treatment that allows people to live at home while receiving treatment for their addiction. It can be through the form of an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). This can be an appealing option for people who don’t want to or can’t commit to inpatient treatment.

Outpatient rehab typically consists of weekly individual and group therapy sessions. During individual therapy, you’ll work with a therapist to address the underlying causes of your prescription drug misuse. In group therapy, you’ll share your experiences with other people who are struggling with substance abuse.

Outpatient rehab can be an effective treatment option for people who are motivated to stay sober. It’s important to note, however, that outpatient rehab requires a significant commitment as there are a lot more temptations outside. If you’re not ready to commit to substance abuse treatment, you may want to consider inpatient addiction treatment instead.


Holistic Treatment Methods

Along with daily groups and individuals, we provide a number of holistic experiential addiction treatments such as yoga, tai chi, equine therapy, and more. The well-rounded program at our holistic prescription drug rehab center will help you focus on yourself, and your recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.

Prescription Drug Rehab Center in California

Ranch Creek Recovery provides inpatient and outpatient prescription drug addiction treatment programs to those who live throughout the United States and internationally, but we are the best option for those residing in California.

Our prescription drug treatment center is located in Murrieta, which is easily accessible for those who are looking for drug abuse help in:

To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form, or call us at our corresponding locations near you.

Ranch Creek Recovery is Here to Help

Ranch Creek Recovery is here for you if you or a loved one is suffering from prescription drug addiction or other substance abuse problems. Our rehabilitation centers provide a comprehensive addiction treatment method for alcohol and drug abuse that may help you figure out which length of stay will best lead to recovery. Get in touch with us right now or call us at 877-997-8931.