OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINE ADDICTION TREATMENT
Over the counter medicines are medicines that require no prescription from a doctor, and can be found at most supermarkets or drug stores. These types of medicines are safe when taking the recommended dosages. Though these types of medicines are less potent, they still have the potential to be easily abused.
If you or a loved one is struggling with over the counter medicine addiction, Peaks Recovery Centers can help. We are a long-term recovery center dedicated to helping people rediscover the joy of living through gender-specific treatment. Call today to find out more.
SIGNS OF OTC ABUSE
Some of the types of over the counter medicines can include:
- Cough syrup
- Pain killers
- Diet pills
- Sleep aids
- Allergy Medicines
Some of the symptoms you’ll notice in someone using high dosages of OTC medicines are:
- Breathing problems
- Extreme drowsiness
- Elevated body temperature
- Black outs
- Muscle twitching
EFFECTS OF OTC ADDICTION
- Poor motor control
- Lack of energy
- Stomach pain
- Vision changes
- Slurred speech
- Increased blood pressure
- Liver damage
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OTC ADDICTION & HOW TO HELP
We know if can be hard to watch a loved one experience over the counter medicine addiction. There are some things you can remember to do when trying to help them. Remember, you cannot force them to want to get help. The first step in the right direction is when an individual acknowledges they need help, and want to seek treatment.
When a loved one is experiencing OTC medicine addiction, try to remember some of these other tips:
- Keep the communication lines open and honest
- Try not to pass judgement; instead listen to their thoughts, beliefs and experiences with an open mind
- Be supportive
- Offer healthy and alternative resources
- Establish strong boundaries by not enabling them
- Have patience
- Spend quality time with your loved one
- Educate yourself on OTC medicine addiction and its topics as much as you can
OTC MEDICINE ADDICTION TREATMENT
Formal addiction treatment, like Peaks Recovery, can help address the underlying issues driving substance abuse and addiction. Many OTC drug abuse treatment options are available, including inpatient, outpatient and after-care rehab.
Medical detox is the first step into a full recovery. It is needed in order to rid the body of all the alcohol or drugs that have been used or abused. For most cases, detoxification from any drug needs to occur in a safe and medically overseen facility.
Peaks Recovery is medically staffed by a primary care physician, a psychiatrist, and around the clock nursing. The medical team acumen provides the safest medical detox in the state of Colorado. Unlike most drug and alcohol detox programs, our medical team is not contracted and is onsite throughout the day to ensure your safety and comfort.
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Residential Inpatient Rehab
Inpatient Residential Treatment is the highest level of care. It encompasses around the clock care and monitoring. All clients reside on the program campus, where they will attend all their individual therapy, medication management, group therapy, holistic therapies, and more. The methodology behind inpatient rehab is to create a safe environment for the patient to curb their addiction.
Paired with others suffering from the same ailment, they work with therapists, healthcare professionals, and counselors to dive deep into self-exploration. Ultimately, this alcoholism treatment method provides a haven for the patient and works to gift them the tools they will need once returning to their ‘outside lives.’
Peaks Recovery is licensed to provide both inpatient and residential drug and alcohol treatment services to adults of all ages. For the duration of programming patients are housed in beautiful gender separate housing providing a nurturing environment that promotes personal well being and recovery.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
A partial hospitalization program is the next step down after completing inpatient rehab. If necessary, a stabilized patient will transition into a sober living environment while still attending their needed classes, therapy sessions, or scheduled doctor appointments.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
IOP is one of the more flexible levels of care, and is usually only recommended to those who have completed an inpatient program. Intensive outpatient programming involves anywhere from nine to fifteen hours per week of clinical contact hours ranging from group counseling, to individual sessions, and on-going psychiatric evaluations. To achieve these hours you are encouraged to participate in group therapy for three hours a day over the course of three days or five days per week depending on the clinical recommendation.
Unlike inpatient and residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs, you can continue to live at home, continue with your job or school, and enjoy your additional free time with family and friends.
While support groups are usually integrated heavily in the aftercare process of sobriety, they can also be the primary and only form of treatment. Plenty of AUD sufferers have found their Zen, purpose, and strength within groups such as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)—being that they are paired with those in the same plight, and they find motivation via their sponsor’s encouragement, fostering their willpower alongside others.
These groups are as rewarding as they are encouraging. From addicts currently in the throes of alcoholism to seasoned veterans that have been sober for years, people from all walks of life sit down to support one another. The 12-Step program, created by AA, establishes a great structure that is coupled with a reward system for those trying to achieve sobriety.
From tools to mitigate the symptoms of AUD, a platform in which sufferers can speak on their struggles with those who understand firsthand, to an accountability system, AA is often enough to lead an alcoholic towards a better, healthier, sober life. When it comes to rehab, normally a patient will be paired with a support group and visiting this group is integrated into their aftercare plan.
Dual Diagnosis: Dual Diagnosis, also referred to as co-occuring disorders, is when an individual experiences a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder concurrently. If a mental disorder is present in conjunction with substance abuse, they must address each issue separately in order to establish an appropriate course of treatment in a dual diagnosis rehab.
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Holistic Rehab: True holistic care involves an individual entering into a professional care setting that provides guidance from trained therapists. From there, traditional types of therapy for addiction will be used in conjunction with complementary or alternative holistic treatments.
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A REHAB CENTER
We know the decision in choosing the correct treatment center is an important one. Once you have determined the level of care you or your loved one needs, there are a few factors to consider before making the final decision. With each individual and circumstances varying, consider some of the following:
Culture & Values
Budget & Insurance
OTC TREATMENT AT PEAKS RECOVERY
A quality treatment center can help you assess and determine the right course of action for your loved one. A full recovery is absolutely possible with the right support system and a plan that gives the addict the tools they need to navigate life post-treatment.
- Comprehensive assessment
- Detailed treatment plan 24-hour staffing
- Dedicated medical team
- Medication management
- Daily physician visits
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Family Programming
- Life Skills Development
- Nutritional Meals
- Transportation in program
- Case management & discharge planning
- Beautiful campus style living environment
OTC REHAB SERVICES
Peaks Recovery is medically staffed by a primary care physician, a psychiatrist, and around the clock nursing. The medical team acumen provides the safest medical detox in the state of Colorado. Unlike most drug and alcohol detox programs, our medical team is not contracted and is onsite throughout the day to ensure your safety and comfort.Learn More
INPATIENT REHAB FOR MEN
Peaks Recovery is licensed to provide both inpatient and residential drug and alcohol treatment services to adult males. For the duration of programming patients are in beautiful housing that providing a nurturing environment that promotes personal well being and recovery.Learn More
Mental health issues or “Co-occurring Disorders” are commonly associated with Substance Abuse and Addiction. Peaks Recovery is a complete Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment Facility. Our Clinical staff Specialties cover a wide range of Mental Health disorders so recovery can encompass the individual as a whole.Learn More