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PRESCRIPTION ADDICTION TREATMENT

Prescription drugs are controlled substances and can only be obtained with a prescription from a doctor. Before handing out prescriptions, doctors weigh the benefits and dangers of their use by a patient. The growing popularity of prescription drug abuse comes from the fact that these drugs are taken to elicit feelings of well-being and euphoria.

If you or a loved one is struggling with cocaine or stimulant 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 PRESCRIPTION ABUSE

The symptoms of prescription drug abuse depend on the specific drug. The different symptoms from stimulants and pain relievers to anti-depressants and tranquilizers—can make it difficult to know what signs to watch for. Each medication has different effects, and mixing these drugs with alcohol and other drugs is very dangerous as this can lead to permanent organ damage and even death. Being aware of the signs that might signal prescription drug abuse can go a long way to detecting prescription drug abuse.

The symptoms of prescription drug addiction in different categories will vary among those who abuse these drugs. These include:

OPIOIDS

  • Constipation
  • Impaired coordination
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Hypotension
  • Respiratory depression
  • Confusion Sweating

BENZODIAZEPINES

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Unsteady gait
  • Rapid involuntary movement of the eyes, known as Nystagmus
  • Impaired judgement

STIMULANTS

  • Weight loss
  • Irritability and agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Impulsive and reckless behavior

EFFECTS OF PRESCRIPTION ADDICTION

    OPIOIDS

  • Weak bones
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Increased pain
  • Increased risk of heart attack
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Hormonal issues
  • Irregular heartbeat

    BENZODIAZEPINES

  • Memory loss
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nervous system hyperactivity
  • Coma
  • Erratic behavior
  • Dilated pupils
  • Clammy skin
  • Slow reflexes
  • Mood swings

    STIMULANTS

  • Physiological and behavioral disorders
  • Pounding heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Mood or mental changes
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Repetitive motor activity
  • Convulsions, coma, and death
  • Ulcers
  • Malnutrition
  • Mental illness
  • Skin disorders
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Flush or pale skin
  • Loss of coordination and physical collapse

PRESCRIPTION ADDICTION & HOW TO HELP

We know if can be hard to watch a loved one experience prescription 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 prescription 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 to drink, or drinking around them
  • Have patience
  • Spend quality time with your loved one
  • Educate yourself on prescription addiction and its topics as much as you can

If you or a loved one is struggling with Prescription Drug Addiction,
reach out for help today

PRESCRIPTION ADDICTION TREATMENT

Formal addiction treatment, like Peaks Recovery, can help address the underlying issues driving substance abuse and addiction. Many prescription drug abuse treatment options are available, including inpatient, outpatient and after-care rehab.

Medical Detox

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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Inpatient Residential 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.

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.

Other

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:

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Gender Specific

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Therapy Types

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Dual Diagnosis

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Culture & Values

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Accreditation

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Location

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Budget & Insurance

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Holistic Approaches

PRESCRIPTION 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.

STRUCTURE

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

GROWTH

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Family Programming
  • Life Skills Development

SUPPORT

  • Nutritional Meals
  • Transportation in program
  • Case management & discharge planning
  • Beautiful campus style living environment

PRECRIPTION REHAB SERVICES

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DRUG/ALCOHOL DETOX

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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INPATIENT RESIDENTIAL REHAB

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.

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DUAL DIAGNOSIS

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.

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