It’s a common misconception that serious drug addiction is only about using street drugs you buy illegally. The reality is that legal prescription medicines are some of the most commonly abused drugs across the country. It’s a double-edged sword because these prescription drugs can help us but also hurt us if used the wrong way and used to excess.
At Solution Based Treatment, our team has years of experience helping others recover from their addictions in our prescription drug rehab program. If you may benefit from treatment for opioid abuse, let us help you too. Reach out today by calling 833.999.1941 or completing our online form. Our team is ready to help you overcome opioid abuse of the most commonly abused prescription drugs.
The Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs
You might be surprised to know what the most commonly abused prescription drugs actually are. While heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine abuse top today’s news stories, millions of people are also abusing and becoming addicted to prescription drugs, found right at home or from their own doctor.
Some of the most popular drugs prescribed by doctors and commonly abused include:
- Sleep medications
- Other opioid pain relievers like OxyContin and Percocet
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
- DXM (cough medicine)
This list includes a variety of opioids, which doctors prescribe to help treat severe pain caused by injury, surgery, accidents, or even serious diseases. Unfortunately, addiction is too common with these pain-numbing pills. Stimulants like amphetamines and methylphenidates speed up brain processes and are commonly used to improve attention spans. When overused, they carry potentially grave health issues affecting blood pressure and heart and respiratory systems.
Depressants include benzos, barbiturates, and hypnotics. Barbiturates are high-risk drugs that cause relaxation and euphoria. Benzos are typically an alternative sedative to barbiturates used to treat seizures, anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. Hypnotics, like Ambien, work as a sedative and are most commonly used as sleep aids.
Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse at SBT
Addiction recovery at Solution Based Treatment varies depending on whether the misused drug was an opioid, stimulant, or depressant. But most treatment plans for prescription drug addiction begin with medically supervised detox. After detox, clients enroll in one of our three rehabilitation programs. Clients receive behavioral and clinical support to recover in programs such as:
- Residential treatment
- Partial hospitalization program(PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
Behavioral treatment includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, counseling, individual and group therapy, and aftercare management. Every client’s treatment path is customized to meet their needs, with the common goal of learning to function without drugs. They also work on skills to recognize patterns between thoughts and behavior so that they can manage cravings, avoid triggers, repair damaged relationships, and reduce their risk of relapse. We encourage clients to take part in some of our exclusive recovery activities like sober living, Rock to Recovery and Building on the Rock during and after treatment. Overcoming an addiction to prescription drugs isn’t easy. With the help of our team, it can be possible.
Overcome a Prescription Drug Addiction at SBT
Prescription drug abuse continues to be a fast-growing problem in the United States. Taking more medication than you are prescribed, taking it without a prescription, or not taking it for its intended use are all considered forms of abuse. Prescription drug abuse doesn’t discriminate – it affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Overcoming an addiction to prescription drugs isn’t easy. Admitting the need for help from any opiate abuse is the first and most important step towards recovery.
At Solution Based Treatment, our prescription drug rehab can help people addicted to commonly abused prescription drugs get on the path to lifelong recovery. If you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction to prescription drugs and you need guidance on your next steps, call Solution Based Treatment today at 833.999.1941 or complete our online form.