Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Rehab
Use of prescription drugs often leads to an addicted lifestyle. When these medications become inaccessible or too expensive, users typically turn to heroin as a substitute. At American Treatment Services, we recognize that the stigma of addiction can also cause people to be secretive about their drug use. Getting help from addiction specialists at facilities like American Treatment Services in Los Angeles as soon as dependence is evident can prevent the needless suffering caused by this addiction. Call us today and begin a drug rehab program that can help you break free from your dependence.
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American Treatment Services in Los Angeles is a world class team of experts that will help you and your family find the right, personalized treatment and rehab facility to overcome addiction.
At American Treatment Services in Los Angeles, we connect you with the treatment protocols that are all aligned with evidence based best practices for treatment of addiction approved by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Register of Evidence-Based Programs (NREPP) and the National Institute on Substance Abuse among others.
Of course not everyone who suffer from prescription drug abuse become addicted. However, those who do and develop a tolerance for the drug face the same risks as someone whose voluntary use of an illicit drug led to addiction. As such, it is helpful to be aware of some of the most commonly used chemical substances that can lead to dependence and addiction. We provide placement services for Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment and Rehab.
Examples of Prescription Drugs that are highly addictive:
Codeine is an addictive substance that is used in various over the counter products. The misconception surrounding the use of products containing codeine is that they are safe because use restrictions are more relaxed. However, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration, codeine is a narcotic that can cause respiratory depression, nausea, confusion, constipation, sedation and even coma. Codeine also known as (3-methylmorphine) is most commonly found cough medicines.
Demerol is an opiate pain reliever with FDA approval for pre-operation sedation or to alleviate moderate to severe pain symptoms. Seizures, hallucinations, respiratory depression and heart palpations are all side effects that have been reported with use of this drug. Patients who become addicted to Demerol can experience dangerous withdrawal symptoms when use is halted such as depression and suicidal thoughts.
Hydrocodone is regularly prescribed by physicians to help patients manage pain. Use of this prescription drug has caused many people to become addicted and led to a number of overdose fatalities. This highly addictive drug is a component in over 200 products available to the public in the United States.
OxyContin is also a derivative of hydrocodone that has the potential to cause high tolerance levels in users. This drug has been shown to cause constipation, drowsiness and pulmonary complications.
Percocet is a time release medication and the generic name for acetaminophen and oxycodone. It is frequently prescribed to help manage pain from sports injuries because of the drug’s ability to provide powerful short term relief. When abused however, Percocet can cause serious side effects and addiction.
Vicodin is another opiated-base drug that is commonly abused for its euphoric effects. Abuse of this drug can cause insomnia, sweating and muscle aches and pains. Signs of an overdose to this drug includes clammy skin, slow breathing and extreme fatigue. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, confusion and coma.
Drug addiction is a relapsing brain disease that can be overcome with systematic treatment, reeducation and behavioral therapy. The processes utilized by our facility includes psychological and biomedical evaluations that reviews the patients mental and physical health as well as other contributing factors to addiction such as environment, medical history and genetics among others. This information drive the development of a drug rehab program that is personalized for the patient.
Most programs begin with a medical detoxification. This process entails halting drug use and close attention to the ensuing withdrawal symptoms. A medical detox at Drug Treatment Tallahassee is a closely monitored process that mitigate health risks that often manifest when habitual consumption of drugs is halted. Some prescription drugs are infamous for causing severe and even life-threatening symptoms of withdrawal.
If you or a loved one is addicted or have a dependence on prescription drugs or heroin, call American Treatment Services today at 1-800-931-8773 to find out about our Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment and Rehab placement services.
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