What is Prescription Drug Addiction?
Prescription drug addiction is a condition characterized by the compulsive use of prescription medications, even when they are no longer needed for their intended purpose. Addiction to prescription drugs can occur when individuals take them in ways other than as directed by a healthcare provider.
Commonly abused prescription drugs include opioids, benzodiazepines (also referred to as benzos), and stimulants, such as Adderall and Ritalin. Addiction to prescription drugs can lead to physical and psychological dependence, withdrawal symptoms, and an increased risk of overdose. Factors that can contribute to prescription drug addiction include genetics, history of substance use, mental health conditions, and chronic pain.
At Comeback Care, we provide outpatient treatment programs that primarily focus on counseling to assist individuals in overcoming addiction. With proper guidance and resources, individuals can recover from prescription drug addiction and live a fulfilling life, free from the damaging effects of harmful substance addictions.
What are the Symptoms of Prescription Drug Addiction?
The symptoms of prescription drug addiction can vary depending on the type of drug and the individual. However, some common symptoms of prescription drug addiction include:
- Developing a tolerance to the drug, meaning that larger doses are needed to achieve the same effects
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug, such as anxiety, depression, nausea, or tremors
- Continuing to use the drug even when it is causing harm to one’s physical or mental health, relationships, or work/school performance
- Spending a lot of time and effort obtaining the drug, such as visiting multiple doctors, faking symptoms, or stealing
- Neglecting hobbies, social activities, or responsibilities in favor of using the drug
- Experiencing strong cravings for the drug
- Using the drug in ways other than as directed by a healthcare provider, such as crushing and snorting pills or injecting them
If you or someone you’re acquainted with is displaying these symptoms or facing prescription drug addiction, seeking professional assistance is crucial. Comeback Care’s outpatient treatment programs focus on the mental and emotional aspects of addiction, helping patients to develop coping skills and strategies to manage triggers and cravings.
Treating Perscription Drug Addiction
Outpatient treatment provides a flexible and practical option for those seeking assistance with substance use disorders. This form of treatment enables individuals to receive support while still fulfilling their daily responsibilities. Typically, outpatient treatment involves attending individual and group therapy sessions multiple times a week.
When you apply for treatment, we will determine the best program for you, such as:
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Our PHP is an outpatient treatment option that involves more intensive care than traditional outpatient treatment. It usually includes daily counseling sessions and various therapeutic services. Participants in our PHP have access to over 20 hours of clinical programming each week or more.
Outpatient Program: Our standard outpatient program is a less intensive form of outpatient treatment that usually includes individual therapy sessions and group therapy sessions. Participants in our outpatient programs generally have access to clinical programming for 5-6 hours per week.
At Comeback Care, we are committed to offering the highest quality outpatient treatment for substance use disorders. Our counselors have many years of experience helping people in your situation achieve long-term recovery.