Prescription drug abuse affects nearly every demographic. Young people often find their way to prescription drugs by looting the medicine cabinet. The elderly, who take an average of four or more prescription drugs, often become addicted to their own medication. A senior who is addicted to opioids may display the common symptoms of prescription drug addiction, but friends and family may attribute these to growing old. Prescription drug use has also caused a surge in heroin addiction and overdoses. As the price for prescription drugs soars, people often resort to heroin for a cheaper alternative.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared prescription drug addiction as an epidemic in the United States. The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) stated that about 6.4 million people were current misusers of psychotherapeutic drugs (pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives), including 3.8 million people who misused prescription pain relievers. In fact, the U.S. is the number one consumer of opioids (about 80 percent). In 2012, American physicians wrote over 280 million opioid prescriptions for a population of 312.8 million people.
Prescription drug addiction rehab and recovery
Sovereign Health creates a treatment plan unique to each person who is in need of prescription drug addiction rehab and recovery. During the intake process, we thoroughly assess each individual who is in need of a treatment. This assessment has a two-fold purpose. First, because many individuals addicted to powerful drugs, such as prescription opioids may have an underlying mental health issue, the assessment provides our clinicians with a complete mental and physical health workup of the person. Second, this assessment provides the blueprint for the individualized treatment plan. Treatment that fails to address underlying conditions is ineffective and does the person a disservice.
To begin with, a person addicted to prescription opioids may require detoxification treatment. Detox is a serious business and should only be carried out under professional supervision. Anyone attempting to go cold turkey on his or her prescription drug addiction could seize, stroke or possibly die. Therefore, it is best to opt for services offered by one of the best prescription drugs detox centers in your vicinity.
Sovereign Health’s facilities offer a comprehensive prescription drugs detox treatment prior to prescription drug addiction treatment. This treatment is provided using a well-planned detox program that aids the successful recovery of the person.
Before a person enters our care, staff clinicians lay out a personalized treatment regimen that also includes a detoxification treatment. We draw from a holistic mix of evidence-based and alternative therapies. Available therapies vary by location, but can include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Process group therapy
- Psychosocial and biopsychosocial assessment
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Substance abuse education groups
- Brain wellness