What is Prescription Drug Addiction?
Prescription drug addiction is a very serious illness and often begins with someone following doctor’s orders by taking prescribed medication to ease pain. The discovery that you or a loved one is addicted to prescription drugs is alarming, sad and scary. Most people would never suspect that prescribed medicine has the potential to wreck lives and ruin health, but it does. Prescription drug dependence, abuse and addiction are growing epidemics in the United States.
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When you or a loved one need prescription drugs to gain a sense of normality or avoid painful withdrawal symptoms, there’s a serious problem with drugs. At Blue Water Detox, we understand the sadness and pain involved in dealing with the consequences of prescription drug addiction. By submitting a feedback form or speaking to one of our intake counselors, you can gain further information on the topics below and get help for yourself or a loved one.
- Types of Prescription Drugs Being Abused. Painkillers, such as oxycodone, are commonly associated with prescription drug addiction, but they’re not the only type of prescribed medication that can lead to addiction. Depressants, such as medication taken to enhance sleep, are also abused and so are stimulants, such as appetite suppressants. Depending upon the needs of the substance abusers body and mind, these various types of prescription drugs are taken to calm anxiety, increase energy or relieve perceived pain. As dependency on the drugs increases, the person’s body and mind needs more of it to maintain a feeling of normality.
- Signs & Symptoms of Addiction. Nervousness and agitation a few hours after use is a sign of withdrawal that urges you or your loved one to use again. A change in interest, mood, weight and decrease in carrying out responsibilities also indicate prescription drug addiction. If your loved one is refused a prescription refill by his or her doctor and angrily seeks out another opinion, the cravings involved in this addiction are leading to desperation.
- Dangers of Continued Prescription Drug Abuse. Prescription drug addiction is just as dangerous as any other addiction. Continued abuse can lead to serious health consequences, legal problems and stress within the family. Depressants can lead to issues with slow heartbeat and respiratory function, causing the user to go into a coma or die. Abuse of stimulants can lead to a heart attack or seizure, regardless of the person’s age or health.
- Importance of Detox Treatment. Attempting to quit prescription drug abuse on your own can be dangerous. A closely-supervised detox treatment program allows you or your loved one to go through the withdrawal phase in comfort and safety.
- Blue Water Detox Prescription Drug Detox Program. The caring, compassionate staff at Blue Water Detox provides you or your loved one with close supervision and medical assistance to alleviate the symptoms of prescription drug withdrawal. In the safety of this environment, the recovery stage can be reached without danger.
Blue Water Detox Provides Help and Hope
The easy accessibility of prescription drugs makes them appealing and further promotes addiction. If you’ve tried to quit or have encouraged a loved one to stop abusing prescription drugs, you already know it’s impossible and dangerous to do so alone. A caring, compassionate counselor at Blue Water Detox is ready to help you make the transition from addiction to recovery. The call you make today can change your life or the life of someone you love.
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If you or someone you care for is currently caught up in the destructive grip of addiction, please seek help with Blue Water Detox. We are an addiction treatment provider that understands the struggle. We know the suffering of the addict and the heartache of the families involved.
Call us today at the toll free number at the top of the page. If you are fearful of voicing the problem, please simply fill out our form. Any measure of contact is a step in the right direction.