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Prescription Drug Detox

Addiction to prescription drugs like benzodiazepines, pain medications, or otherwise can be just as dangerous and challenging as an addiction to an illicit substance. When you decide to stop using, severe withdrawal symptoms can settle in, and these symptoms can be dangerous. Therefore, it is important to detox prescription drugs under the watchful eye of medical professionals.

What does prescription drug detox look like? Does insurance cover prescription drug detox? Take a look at what to expect and how to pay for treatment below. 

Prescription Drugs Detox Timeline

The prescription drug detox timeline can vary depending on factors such as the type of drug, the severity of use, and individual health factors. How long it takes your body to detox prescription drugs can also be unique based on the duration of abuse. However, a general timeline may include:

  • Day 1 to 2: Initial withdrawal symptoms may begin within hours of the last dose, including anxiety, insomnia, sweating, and muscle aches.
  • Day 3 to 5: Withdrawal symptoms may peak during this time, with increased intensity of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and tremors.
  • Day 6 to 7: Symptoms gradually begin to subside, but some may persist, including cravings, anxiety, and depression.
  • Weeks 2 to 4: Physical symptoms continue to improve, but psychological symptoms like depression and cravings may persist.

Remember, residential detox for prescription drugs is only a stepping stone in the recovery process. Planning your transition to either inpatient or outpatient treatment immediately after inpatient detox is vital to navigating the lingering psychological effects of addiction. 

Medications Used in Prescription Drug Detox

During detox, various detox prescription drugs may be utilized to control withdrawal symptoms and facilitate a safer and more comfortable process. These medications can include benzodiazepines, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and others, tailored to address specific withdrawal symptoms.

Symptoms of Prescription Drug Withdrawal

Symptoms of prescription drug withdrawal can vary depending on the type of drug you’ve been using. However, some common symptoms of substance withdrawal can include: 

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Tremors
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

What to Do in the Event of an Emergency Due to Prescription Drug Withdrawal

If you are experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms, never hesitate to contact emergency personnel for help by calling 9-1-1. Depending on the substances you have been using, withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that they become life-threatening. Signs of a medical emergency could include symptoms like seizures, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, and hallucinations. 

Insurance Coverage for Prescription Drugs Detox

Detox from prescription drugs can bring about quite a few health risks during withdrawal. Therefore, most health care insurance plans see the process as medically necessary and will cover the cost of treatment. It is important to look at the behavioral health coverage specifics of your plan to understand coverage. Once detox is complete, your insurance may cover all or part of the costs of the follow-up care options below. 

Residential Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction

Residential treatment is one of the most highly recommended types of treatment post-detox for prescription drugs. This form of treatment places you in a wholly therapeutic, home-like environment with access to individual therapy, coping support, skill building, and more in a structured facility.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for Prescription Drug Addiction

IOP treatment centers provide therapeutic support while allowing you to handle other responsibilities. In some cases, IOP is merged with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using certain prescriptions to manage withdrawal and prevent relapse.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) for Prescription Drug Addiction

PHP programs, also known as Day Treatment, are an intermediary step that has traits of both residential and outpatient treatment. These programs require you to stay at the facility for part of the day for therapy but allow you the flexibility to return home at night. 

Will Insurance Cover Prescription Drugs Detox?

PPO Insurance Coverage for Prescription Drugs Detox

Rehabs that accept PPO insurance are available, including Solution Based Treatment. If you have a PPO plan, it means you have the flexibility to choose your healthcare providers, including our treatment centers. 

HMO Insurance Coverage for Prescription Drugs Detox

If you are looking for rehabs that accept HMO insurance, contact our team to determine coverage. With an HMO plan, coverage options may be more limited, but we can assist you in determining if one of our services is covered. Call our Admissions Department for more info at (833) 999-1941.

Our Prescription Drug Detox Program

Our inpatient detox treatment facilities are set up to make sure clients are both comfortable and carefully medically monitored during their stays. We value your privacy, comfort, and safety throughout, and provide medication as needed to keep withdrawal symptoms under control. Additionally, our medical team carefully monitors and adjusts medications as needed to keep you comfortable. The team will also help you pick the best follow-up treatment plans when you are finished with detox. 

Once Detox is Complete: Transition to Our Residential Prescription Drug Rehab

Residential treatment for prescription drug addiction is highly effective in achieving recovery. Solution Based Treatment offers comprehensive inpatient programs personalized to your specific needs in a supportive environment for your journey to sobriety.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program for Prescription Drug Use Disorder

If residential treatment isn’t feasible, an IOP program may be optimal for prescription drug addiction. Our IOP treatment centers for prescription drug addiction offer a robust plan, including evidence-backed therapies, to help you overcome your addiction. 

Getting Admitted to Our Prescription Drug Detox Program

We make the admission process for anyone seeking treatment as seamless as possible with personalized care and support for every step. Take the first step towards breaking free from prescription drug addiction by using our contact form or contacting us by phone at (833) 999-1941.

Our Treatment Team

Our treatment team is made up of compassionate, well-trained medical staff and mental health professionals. From your initial intake into a facility to detox from prescription drugs to your transition into further treatment, our team will guide you every step of the way. 

Why Solution Based Treatment for Prescription Drug Detox?

We are proud to be recognized as one of California’s most trusted providers of substance abuse treatment. Offering a comprehensive range of treatment options, including both inpatient and outpatient programs tailored for prescription drug addiction, our goal is to ensure that every individual receives the necessary support to achieve lasting sobriety. 

FAQs About Prescription Drug Detox

How long does it take to detox from prescription drugs?

The duration of prescription drug detox varies depending on factors such as the type of drug, dosage, duration of use, and individual factors. In general, detoxification can last from several days to a few weeks. However, the process may continue with ongoing treatment and support to address underlying issues and prevent relapse.

How do you detox from prescription drugs on your own?

Attempting to detox from prescription drugs independently can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. It is strongly advised to seek treatment under the guidance of medical professionals who can provide appropriate support, supervision, and medications to manage withdrawal symptoms safely.

How do I verify my insurance covers the cost of treatment for detox?

Get in touch with Solution Based Treatment to confirm coverage for our addiction treatment programs through your insurance company’s insured plans at no cost. Alternatively, you may directly contact your insurer to inquire about covered treatment centers and services. 

Solution Based Treatment offers medically supervised programs for prescription drug detox and addiction, along with local intensive outpatient programs and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). If you’re searching for prescription drug rehab nearby, our services are available in Temecula, CA, Murrieta, CA, Menifee, CA, Wildomar, CA, French Valley, CA, Lake Elsinore, CA, Canyon Lake, CA, Corona, CA, Vista, CA, Escondido, CA, San Marcos, CA, and Fallbrook, CA.


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