Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction.
In the United States, more than 4 billion prescriptions are issued each year. With 36% of the U.S. population taking 2 or more prescriptions, and 30% of persons over 50 taking 12 or more, millions of Americans are frequently exposed to habit forming drugs. While safe under medical supervision and often medically necessary, many prescription drugs including opiates and benzodiazepines are highly addictive. As a result, many unsuspecting patients end up addicted and unable to stop or control their use.
At Laguna Trails Recovery, we know that no one intends to become an addict. Addiction is a complex and very personal thing, driven by a variety of factors including genetics, stress, mental health, and other vulnerabilities. You didn’t mean to become addicted, but you can take control and free yourself from prescription drug dependency.
Laguna Trails Recovery is located in Orange County, and we specialize in customized recovery plans, designed to treat each individual’s unique addiction.
How Does Prescription Drug Addiction Happen?
Millions of Americans use prescription drugs every day. Why are some addicted and others not? In some cases, drugs are more habit forming than others. In other cases, patients are more vulnerable. Factors like stress, loneliness, unhappiness, and even a genetic predisposition to addiction can all play into prescription drug abuse. And, while many drugs are safe to use under medical supervision, doctors are often busy and unable to manage every patient. Users may become frustrated with increasing tolerance and up their dose – increasing the risk of addiction.
Health Risks of Prescription Drug Abuse
The effects of prescription drugs can vary a great deal by type, but all of them are harmful when abused. Opiates are one of the leading causes of hospitalization in the United States. Abuse contributes to anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and suicide. It also affects long-term happiness, causing emotional blunting and withdrawal from family and loved ones.
Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem, and it can cause long-term harm and even death. If you or a loved one is addicted, it is crucial to seek out help and detox.
Detoxing the Safe Way
Laguna Trails is a leading prescription drug addiction treatment facility. We offer strong medical support intended to help you or your loved one detox from prescription drugs. Depending on the drug, withdrawal can cause panic attacks, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, flu symptoms, and seizures. Under medical supervision, we can ensure that detox is safe, offer short-term medication (3-10 days) to ease withdrawal symptoms, and work to speed up recovery.
Once you’re through detox, our clinical team will work with you to build a custom treatment program, designed to tackle your mental and physical problems so you can recover. Every addiction is unique, and we believe in creating a treatment program for every individual.