What are Prescription Drugs?
Prescription drugs are a category of medications that cannot be legally acquired and used without a doctor’s authorization.
These substances can be extremely beneficial for people who have certain physical and psychological health challenges. However, there is no such thing as risk-free prescription drug use. Even when a person uses a medication as directed by their physician, they may be at risk for various negative outcomes, including distressing side effects and the development of an addiction.
The effects that some prescription drugs produce may also make them attractive to people who are seeking a recreational high. The intentional misuse of prescription drugs can expose a person to significant harm, including addiction, overdose, and death.
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Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs
Many of the most commonly abused prescription drugs contain opioids, stimulants, or benzodiazepines. Opioids are often included in prescription painkillers, while benzos are the primary active ingredients in many sedatives. Medications that treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and certain other health concerns usually contain stimulants.
The following are a few examples of some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. For each drug listed below, the brand names are provided first, followed by the generic terms for the ingredients in parentheses:
- Adderall (amphetamine)
- Ativan (lorazepam)
- OxyContin (oxycodone)
- Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen)
- Ritalin (methylphenidate)
- Valium (diazepam)
- Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)
- Benzodiazepine (alprazolam)
What To Expect During Prescription Drug Rehab in Nashville?
Prescription drug rehab at Nashville Treatment Solutions is a customized outpatient experience. Depending on the scope of your needs, your care may be provided through one or more of the following programs:
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient Rehab (OP)
Though the specifics of your treatment can vary in each program, here are some of the fundamental features that you can expect throughout your time with us:
- Treatment in our Nashville prescription drug rehab is not a passive experience. You will work in active collaboration with a team of skilled behavioral health technicians. The members of your treatment team will encourage you to ask questions, provide honest feedback, express concerns, and otherwise prepare to take ownership of your recovery.
- You may take part in a variety of therapies and support services. Before you begin, someone from your treatment team will explain the features and benefits of each service.
- We work diligently to maintain a safe and respectful environment for all patients, staff, and visitors. You will be expected to adhere to our policies and help us uphold this standard.
- Before you transition our of our care, we will provide you with a discharge plan that identifies the resources and services that can support you as you grow in your recovery
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
How Do I Know I Need Prescription Drug Rehab?
The best way to know if you need prescription drug rehab is to be assessed by a qualified healthcare professional. To help you decide if you should schedule an assessment, here are some common signs of prescription drug addiction:
- Buying, borrowing, or stealing drugs that were prescribed to someone else
- Lying to your doctor – or to multiple doctors – about your certain symptoms in order to get a prescription for a drug that you don’t have a legitimate medical reason for using
- Experiencing powerful cravings for prescription drugs
- Using prescription drugs in ways that you know are especially hazardous, such as combining them with alcohol or other dangerous substances
- Needing prescription drugs to feel joy or cope with sadness
- Having to take larger amounts of prescription drugs to feel the effects that you could previously achieve with a smaller dose
- Continuing to use prescription drugs even after you have been negatively affected by prior use
- Developing withdrawal symptoms (which can include both physical and psychological distress) when you try to stop or are prevented from using prescription drugs
How Long Does It Take To Become Addicted to Prescription Drugs?
There is no standard timeline for developing an addiction to prescription drugs. Factors that can influence how long it can take to become addicted include:
- Which type of prescription drugs a person has been abusing
- How frequently they abuse this drug, and how much they typically use
- If they have also been abusing alcohol or other substances
- If they have also been struggling with a mental health concern or dual diagnosis
- How they have been affected by various genetic features and hereditary characteristics
How is Prescription Drug Addiction Treated?
Treatment for prescription drug addiction often involves medication and therapy.
Certain medications can minimize cravings and ease other withdrawal symptoms, which can make it easier for a person to stop using the drug that they have become addicted to. Medication can be especially beneficial for people who have become dependent on prescription drugs that contain opioids.
Therapy in the context of prescription drug rehab can help people develop the skills and capabilities that will help them grow in their recovery and resist relapse. At Nashville Treatment Solutions, patients who are receiving care for prescription drug addiction may benefit from therapies such as:
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Begin Prescription Drug Rehab at Nashville Treatment Solutions
Nashville Treatment Solutions is a premier provider of life-changing treatment for adults who have become addicted to prescription drugs. Treatment options at our prescription drug rehab in Nashville, Tennessee include detoxification, partial hospitalization, an intensive outpatient program, and outpatient care. In every program, teams of dedicated professionals offer customized services and personal support while maintaining a safe and respectful environment for all.
When you are ready to end your prescription drug abuse and begin your journey toward a much happier and more hopeful future, the Nashville Treatment Solutions team is here for you. To learn more or to schedule a free assessment, please visit our Admissions page or call our facility today!