What is Prescription Drug Addiction?
Doctors recommend prescription drugs to help you overcome a problem or some form of health concern. If you stick with the recommended dosage and schedule, you can recover from your health concern or manage it without facing any kind of drug addiction. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done because these drugs are quite addictive. The body can also develop resistance to them and reduce their effectiveness. This means patients need to consume more in order to get the same effect and that can lead to overdose.
- Prescription opioids – Usually prescribed as pain relief.
- Prescription sedatives – Often recommended as a treatment for insomnia and anxiety.
- Prescription stimulants – Used to treat problems like ADHD.
How do we approach prescription drug addiction?
We believe in a holistic and well-rounded approach to prescription drug addiction because we want to help eliminate the cause of addiction completely instead of just treating the surface symptoms. All treatment plans are tailored and customized according to our client’s needs and requirements. Our experts assess clients and their family when they visit out facility to determine how they need to approach the problem. After the assessment is complete, they develop a plan that includes:
- Professional supervised detox if needed. This removes lingering traces of harmful chemicals from the individual’s body.
- Individual counseling helps the inpatient individual open up about their struggles with drug addiction in a private setting. This puts them on the path to healing.
- Family is integral to the healing process so they need counseling as well. This helps repair any strained or fractured relationship.
- Group counseling allows inpatient individuals to share their experiences and become involved in discussions with people that have suffered the same problems.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy helps the patients remove negative thoughts and inclinations from their life and focus on the positive.
- Yoga and meditation therapy helps bring balance and peace to the mind and body.
- Art and Music therapy helps stimulate the mind and encourage the creative process. That can be a good distraction from withdrawal symptoms.
- Life management courses are designed to help inpatient individuals cope with stress, pressure, and anxiety in day-to-day life without falling back on the habit of consuming prescription drugs again.
- Physical fitness and nutrition including Pilates to improve overall health and physical well-being.
- Recreational activities to keep the mind and body engaged.
All of these programs help the inpatient individual recover in a holistic manner and take control of their life. When they leave our facility, they’re better equipped to handle living without drugs.
Can you simply stop taking the drug?
Withdrawal symptoms can be intense and uncontrollable, and many people give in and take the drugs in excessive quantities just to escape the pain and stress. You’re less likely to relapse and more likely to remain healthy if you undergo supervised treatment.
If you want to know more about the addictions we treat at Addiction Rehab Toronto, please get in touch with us by calling 1 (855) 999-9098 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.