Prescription Addiction

Types of Prescriptions

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.

Treatment of pain


such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Roxicodone) and those containing hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco).

Treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders


such as diazepam (Valium) alprazolam (Xanax) and hypnotics, such as zolpidem (Ambien).

Treatment of ADHD


such as methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, others), dextroamphetamine and amphetamine (Adderall), and dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine).

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:

Opioid Symptoms

Impaired coordination
Respiratory depression

Benzodiazepines Symptoms

Unsteady gait
Rapid involuntary movement of the eyes, known as Nystagmus
Impaired judgement

Stimulant Symptoms

Weight loss
Irritability and agitation
Cardiac arrhythmias
Impulsive and reckless behavior

Prescription Addiction Treatment Options

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 aftercare.

What To Look For In A Prescription 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
Budget & Insurance
Their Model 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.

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

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

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

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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