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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Methods

Prescription drugs are prescribed by a physician for genuine medical purposes. Yet, they can be just as addictive as illicit and recreational drugs, which makes them underestimated and serious. Some prescribed medicines have psychoactive effects, and any psychoactive substance can be addictive.

Addicts sometimes begin with a valid prescription then use the drug exceeding medical direction, raising their tolerance and become dependent on it as a consequence. Others might find prescription drugs on the Darknet market.

Highly addictive prescription drugs

Prescription drugs come in many forms for multiple illnesses. Many of them have the potential for misuse. They can be painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-depressants, weight loss pills, or, as well as others. Here is a list of commonly prescribed addictive drugs:

  • Codeine
  • Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
  • Fentanyl
  • Pregabalin
  • Gabapentin
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin)
  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Morphine
  • Amphetamine (Adderall)
  • Restoril (Temazepam)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)

Prescription drug addiction treatment centres

Our treatment centres offer care from start to finish. The first stage is listening to your concerns and knowing your situation. Treatment is then a balance of detox and therapy to get to grips with the addiction and manage its reason. Ultimately, aftercare is recommended to keep you on the road to recovery.


Detoxification typically occurs within a 7-to-10 day period to purge the body from toxins. The purpose of any detox is to stabilise your mind and body and centre physical and mental stability. A drug detox flushes damaging substances from your system. During the process, you also get care when experiencing withdrawal. Specialist assistance and medical support make detoxification as safe and efficient as possible.

Prescription drug addiction treatment

Every addiction arises from a complex set of conditions and circumstances, any of which, or any combination of which can tip the balance from ‘heavy use’ to problem use – i.e. addiction.

Prescription drugs can be lifesaving and help people with otherwise debilitating circumstances live meaningful lives. They can also be the case of abuse and addiction that limits and impairs a person’s mental and physical health. If you or a loved one are grappling with a dependence on prescription medication, or feel like you are addicted, please contact us immediately. Sympathetic and trained staff are available to talk with you right now and help you take the first step into treatment and away from addiction.

Contact Rehab Guide today on 02072052845.

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