Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program

Our Drug Addiction Treatment Program

We offer several drug rehab programs that treat a wide range of substance abuse issues, from illegal drugs to prescription medication addiction. Our mental health services also cater to co-occurring mental disorders. After being evaluated by a mental health professional, you can choose to enroll in our residential program, partial hospitalization program (PHP) or outpatient program, which all offer access to various therapies and support groups for successful addiction recovery. 

Our Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program

The addiction treatment program at Resurgence Behavioral Health uses individualized approaches to help you or a loved one recover. Our staff will work with you to examine the underlying causes of addiction and help you work through issues that trigger prescription drug misuse. The program includes medically supervised detox, residential rehab, outpatient treatment and aftercare.

What Is Prescription Drug Addiction?

Prescription drug addiction begins with misusing prescription medication. A prescription medicine comes with instructions for taking it safely. Taking prescription drugs, such as painkillers, can lead to feelings of euphoria or being high. Taking prescription drugs to get high can start the downward spiral to addiction.

When the prescribed dose of medication stops alleviating pain, it may be tempting to take more. Excessive prescription drug use to relieve pain can also lead to addiction. Becoming addicted to prescription drugs usually means going to great lengths to get them, especially when health care providers refuse to prescribe more.

The need to feed prescription medication addiction can result in purchasing street versions of the drugs and stealing drugs from family members. Widely misused prescription drugs include anti-anxiety medications, opioid painkillers, sedatives and stimulants.

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Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Drug Abuse

The signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse can differ depending on the medicine.

Physical Signs and Symptoms

Common signs and symptoms of addiction to drugs that treat anxiety include:

  • Confusion

  • Drowsiness

  • Dizziness

  • Impaired memory

  • Slow breathing

  • Unsteady walking

Opioid addiction symptoms can include:

  • Confusion

  • Constipation

  • Drowsiness

  • Feeling high

  • Craving more medication

  • Increased sensitivity to pain, resulting in consuming higher doses

Stimulants may cause:

  • Anxiety

  • Hyper-alertness

  • Agitation

  • Insomnia

  • Paranoia

  • Decreased appetite

  • High blood pressure

  • Increased body temperature

  • Irregular heartbeat

Physical Signs and Symptoms

Family members and others may observe behavior changes in a loved one, such as taking more of the drug than prescribed, using poor judgment, attempting to get early or frequent refills and going to multiple doctors to get prescriptions. Not having access to prescription medications for abuse can cause mood swings and irritability and may ultimately lead to stealing to support the habit.

How Treatment Works

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How it works

In addition to medication-assisted treatment, behavioral treatments for prescription drug abuse focus on the underlying factors contributing to addiction. If you struggle with prescription drug abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or other issues, a dual-diagnosis program can help. Dual-diagnosis treatment addresses mental health and substance abuse issues at the same time.

Cognitive behavioral therapy promotes understanding of the unhealthy patterns and thinking that influence prescription drug abuse. It’s a strategy for learning to manage cravings and recognize triggers that can lead to relapse. Individual, family and group therapy can help you develop the skills necessary to improve relationships, including interactions with family members and coworkers.

Treatment Options

Treatment options at Resurgence Behavioral Health include medically assisted detox, residential rehab, partial hospitalization, outpatient treatment and aftercare.

Inpatient treatment provides 24-hour supervision in a safe, structured environment. According to your substance use disorder treatment plan, you’ll attend various therapies, recreational activities or group outings throughout the day. Residential treatment programs are ideal if you’re struggling with withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit and don’t have much peer support at home. 

Outpatient rehab is less intensive and offers a more flexible schedule if you have work, school or other obligations to maintain. Our PHP, or outpatient day program, meets 5 to 7 days per week for at least 6 hours each day, while our intensive outpatient program (IOP) meets less frequently but still offers several supportive services. Some people who complete an inpatient program may enroll in outpatient treatment for ongoing support. 

MAT uses medications to treat substance use disorders. It’s primarily used to treat opioid use disorder but is also effective for alcohol use disorder. Medications are prescribed by certified medical professionals to help reduce powerful drug cravings. Some people undergo MAT during detox, while others find it useful throughout the rehab process. 

Dual diagnosis refers to the presence of a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental illness. Research shows approximately 9.2 million Americans struggle with a co-occurring disorder because drugs or alcohol may be used to alleviate mental health symptoms. Dual-diagnosis treatment focuses on treating conditions simultaneously by helping you identify triggers influencing substance use and learn healthier life skills to cope with mental health symptoms. 

Treatment For Prescription Drug Addiction

Find Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction

No matter where you are in the country, if you’re seeking treatment for prescription drug addiction for you or someone you care about, Resurgence Behavioral Health can help. Our programs provide effective treatment to help you break free from prescription drug addiction, reduce relapse risk and heal the mind and body. It’s easy to contact us by calling 855-458-0050 or by completing our online form. One of our compassionate and professional staff will answer your questions about the program.

FAQs About Prescription Drug Addiction

Anyone who takes prescription drugs can be at risk for addiction.

Opioids prescribed for pain, depressants for anxiety and sleep disorders and stimulants are among the most abused prescription drugs.

Symptoms of prescription drug addiction depend on the type of drug. Still, symptoms common to many drugs include agitation, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, paranoia and changes in breathing patterns and heart rate.

You can recover from prescription drug addiction with supportive rehab and aftercare.