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.
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.