Over The Counter Medicine Addiction

Types Of Over The Counter Medicines

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.

Some of the types of over the counter medicines can include: Cough syrup, pain killers, diet pills, sleep aids, and allergy medicines

Signs Of OTC Abuse

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Some of the symptoms you’ll notice in someone using high dosages of OTC medicines are:

Breathing problems
Extreme drowsiness
Vomiting
Elevated body temperature
Black outs
Muscle twitching

Effects Of OTC Addiction

We know it 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.

Hyper-excitability
Poor motor control
Lack of energy
Stomach pain
Vision changes
Slurred speech
Increased blood pressure
Sweating
Liver damage

OTC Addiction Treatment Options

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.

What To Look For In A OTC Rehab

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:

Gender Separate
Fully Integrated for Co-Occurring Disorders
Culture & Values
Aftercare Program
Accreditation
Location
Budget & Insurance
Their Model Approaches

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.

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Structure

Comprehensive assessment
Detailed treatment plan
24-hour staffing
Dedicated medical team
Psychiatric support
Medication management
Daily physician visits

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Growth

Individual Therapy
Small-Group Sessions
Recreational Therapy
Life Skills Development
Peer Support
12 Step meetings & support
Holistic Healing

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Support

Culinary Team
Transportation in program
Case management & discharge planning
Beautiful campus style living environment
Family support

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Peaks Recovery Centers exclusive approach to inpatient treatment empowers men and women to leave drugs and alcohol behind them. Whether you are looking for alcohol rehab, drug rehab, our rehab program helps individuals learn and invest in new life practices, therefore they can restore and reclaim their lives.

If you are interested in Peaks Recovery Centers for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to call or fill out our form today.

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