Once you have gained an understanding of why you abuse prescription medication, we can then help you to develop new and healthy coping skills. This gives you the tools to live a drug-free life and helps you to establish a support network when you leave treatment. When joining the Life Works’ addiction treatment programme for prescription drug addiction, a 28-day comprehensive Cocaine Detox stay will likely be part of the recommended treatment plan. During your stay at Life Works, you will receive various treatments from a range of medical professionals. Some of these treatments include a detoxification process as well as different types of therapies. Other detox options for prescription drug abuse include home detox programmes provided by the NHS, and natural detox programmes.
For many people, starting a drug or alcohol detox journey can seem like a very steep hill to climb. Often, the person will be feeling frightened and daunted at the prospect of experiencing the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal. Opiate withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable, and medical detox provides the safest and smoothest way to detox.
Many people become addicted to prescription drugs accidentally, as the dangers of long-term use are not widely known. Our medical detox involves flushing out the drug from your system to stop your dependence on it. This will be followed by therapies to deal with the mental element of addiction. When the amount of alcohol/drugs in a patient’s system is gradually reduced, they will typically begin to experience withdrawal symptoms. Drug withdrawal symptoms and alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be quite similar, so many people going through detox may experience similar symptoms.
You could even attend meetings for people whose family members are struggling with addiction, and this will help you to realise you are not alone, as well as give you the chance to learn about useful coping mechanisms. In general terms, interventions involve gathering a group of people who are affected by the individual’s addiction and getting them to explain why they believe the individual should get help. Some people choose to share a room at rehab to save money, or to avoid the loneliness that may come with staying alone. Many people pay extra money to have a private bedroom that may even come with an ensuite.
How to Treat Prescription Drug Addiction?
Common signs include taking higher doses than prescribed, frequent requests for refills, mood swings, secretive behavior, neglecting responsibilities, and using prescriptions from multiple doctors. However, if your family have enabled your addiction, or they do not support your recovery, we would not advise you to get family therapy unless they have shown a desire to make a change. Group therapy is also a time for you to learn from people who have more experience with recovery than you, so you will most likely learn some helpful coping mechanisms. If for some reason you do not want to have therapy at all, it may be possible for you to go to rehab just for the detox. It encourages you to explore your childhood trauma and figure out how this may have impacted your mental health – and, in this case, addiction. However, if you have enough support at home, this option may be beneficial as it is a way for you to get sober without having to enter a treatment centre and interrupt your life in a significant way.
Not only do we focus on treating physical addiction but also uncovering emotional dependencies and triggers. We ensure that you’re at the centre of your treatment and recovery though and will regularly monitor how you’re getting on. It’s also likely that your substance usage will be slowly reduced as this is the safest way to do so. Our team of doctors and nurses can also prescribe medication to help ease any pain and symptoms. At Cassiobury Court, we’re proud to be able to offer specialist support and addiction recovery treatment for this.
Professional Addiction Help
You could believe that once you stop taking the medication things will go back to normal. The length of time your detox lasts will depend on a number of important factors that should only be assessed by a qualified physician or addiction specialist. This is applicable whether the drug you are addicted to is illicit, prescribed, over the counter, or legal.
Detoxing from drugs or alcohol can be difficult, sometimes dangerous without the supervision of medically-trained experts. While these can sound scary, our team will ensure that you’re monitored and supported. When we think about addiction, most people assume it’s an alcohol or narcotics addiction but, here in the UK, there’s a growing problem with prescription drug misuse. The NHS can no longer fund inpatient detox treatment in many areas of the country.
We provide information on services such as ‘sober living’ companies and sign post you towards safe and reliable contacts. Often we don’t take an active role in aftercare but provide you with suggestions and helpful contacts so you can continue to live as normal of a life as possible. If you are taking drugs that were not prescribed for you, you could be causing serious damage to your health. When you begin to rely on medication to the point where it consumes your thoughts and actions, you may also find that other areas of your life suffer greatly. Drug detox is only the first step in your recovery, but it is one that comes with many benefits. While the process may be challenging, you will be rewarded with a renewed sense of self, improved mental clarity and replenished energy.
We firmly believe in the significance of continuous support and guidance during the critical transition period after rehab. At Oasis Bradford, we are committed to providing the necessary tools and assistance to thrive in your journey of lasting recovery. People with long-standing illnesses or disabilities are more likely to misuse prescription drugs with 8.5% compared to 4.8%without. Prescription drug abuse is higher amongst younger people, with 7.2% of 16 to 24- year-olds misusing a prescription-only painkiller in the same time period, compared to 4.9% of 25 to 59-year-olds.