Prescription Drug Rehab
What is it?
Whether it be painkillers or benzodiazapines, prescription drugs have become a major problem. Although they are prescribed by doctors to treat legitimate physical and mental conditions, these medications are highly addictive and are easily abused. Some of the more common benzos are Alprazolam, Ativan, Halcion, Klonopin, Librium, Niravam, Restoril, Valium and Xanax. Because these drugs are prescribed by a medical professional, there is a misconception about how dangerous and harmful they truly are.
Substance addictions we treat
There are many forms of addiction and every individual is different. At BriteLife, we understand that a traditional, templated treatment approach will not work. Regardless of your substance-abuse situation, our staff develops customized plans using various methods to provide each client with the care, knowledge and tools they need to achieve long-term sobriety. We also diagnose and treat any co-occurring mental health disorders that may be present, as this is vital for truly overcoming substance abuse.
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WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
A critical step in your recovery
Even when taking these medications as prescribed, users may develop dependencies. However, because these drugs are intended to relieve physical pain and disorders such as anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia, among others, it is common for users to consume more pills than prescribed or do so for longer periods of time than prescribed. This drastically increases the risk of addiction and, unfortunately, the problem is typically not identified until it is in an advanced stage, making it more difficult to overcome without treatment. Combining these drugs with alcohol or other controlled substances is also incredibly dangerous and can be fatal.
Addiction of prescription drugs can be a challenge to detect but a change in social circles, mood swings, reclusive behavior, drowsiness or weakness are potential indicators. Frequent questions or conversation about new doctors should also raise suspicions, as this could be a sign of doctor shopping.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to prescription drugs, please reach out to our support team at 201.464.4040. Our addiction specialists are available to provide confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.