Prescription drug addiction is becoming an epidemic in America. Learn how to get help if you're struggling with prescription drug addiction.
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Of all substances of abuse, prescription drugs are being abused at faster rates than any other drug. This is especially true of prescription opioid drugs and benzodiazepines. One of the factors that contributes to the fast growth of prescription drug abuse is that they are easily obtained and easily accessible. Many people treated for health problems related to pain and anxiety find themselves dependent on these highly addictive classes of drugs.
At Starting Point Recovery, our goal is to assess those in need of prescription drug rehab medically, psychologically and socially to understand the contributing factors towards a patient’s dependence on prescription drugs, to understand underlying psychological factors and social factors that compel people to continue using. Patients that understand themselves medically, psychologically and socially are better able to cope with the impulse to use. They are more capable of maintaining an inner locus of control and responsibly planning for a future that does not involve prescription drug use.
people in the U.S. abuse prescription drugs.
of teens believe prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs.
of prescription drug users get their drugs from a friend or relative.
increase in drug-related medical emergencies in the last 7 years.
Signs You May Need Help
Like any other class of drugs or in the abuse of alcohol, there are many signs that indicate people should seek prescription drug rehab. If you experience a loss of happiness or joy or if you no longer take pleasure in things you used to before you used, you may need help. If your relationships with family and friends are strained, you most likely will need help. Those who begin to abuse illegal drugs such as heroin, alcohol or other substances in place of prescription drugs when they cannot be obtained should seek help. You should seek help immediately if you’ve overdosed, harmed yourself or others or if you have committed criminal acts to obtain prescription drugs.
Detox and Prescription Drug Dependency
Some people may think that because prescription drugs are prescribed by doctors, they are less harmful than illegal substances. This is far from the case, especially when your drug of choice is a benzodiazepine or an opioid. Withdrawals from either drug can be severe, as bad or worse than heroin, and medically supervised detox is often prescribed for those who are dependent on prescription drugs. During your initial assessment with an Admissions Advisor, you’ll learn if detox may be the right course of action for you prior to admission to inpatient treatment.
Prescription drugs cause more overdose deaths than cocaine, heroin and amphetamines - combined.
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What will Treatment be Like?
Prescription drug rehab at Starting Point Recovery is an uplifting experience. You’ll be cared for by people that understand addiction in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. You’ll take part in group meetings, individual therapy, excursions and exercise. Treatment of the mind, body and spirit is the goal. You’ll meet people that you may stay connected with for life. Before you leave, you’ll have a clear aftercare plan to keep you grounded and free from prescription drug use.
Insurance & Financing
Starting Point Recovery accepts most types of health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, that’s just fine as well. We have a wide variety of options for people that seek treatment. We offer financing, payment plans as well as low cost treatment options. Our goal is to make sure that if someone wants treatment, they get it.
The Simple Admissions Process
Getting in to prescription drug rehab is not complicated at Starting Point Recovery. In fact, the process is simple and easy. We help you understand the differences in our facilities, help you coordinate insurance and even help you with travel arrangements. The first step in the process is to call an Admissions Advisor at (888) 446-9821. Your Admissions Advisor will take a brief assessment of your current situation, understand your drug of choice and history of abuse and offer you options for treatment thereafter.
If you’re ready to get the help you deserve call Starting Point Recovery today at (888) 446-9821 or simply use the contact form on this page to send us a message.
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