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Most prescription medication is physically addictive. To abruptly discontinue prescription medications, could create a situation where the person could immediately experience seizures or convulsions. It is for this reason, that withdrawal from prescription medications should be gradual and under medical supervision. This is best accomplished in a residential treatment program to guard against any medical complications.
The discomfort associated with withdrawal from these medications is contingent upon the dose the person is taking and the length of time they have been taking it. Some people take between 20 and 30 pills daily.
In addition to the physical addiction created by abusing prescription medication, people also experience a deterioration in personal relationships, employment difficulties due to a lack of concentration and motivation, financial difficulties, legal problems, as well as, psychological difficulties. Most of the people found addicted to prescription medication have experienced most of the above.
One thing which is becoming a nuisance in the fast paced life of Cleveland is the increased availability of drugs and their abuse. Meth is one such drug, destroying families and friends at a fast pace. Meth addiction is reported as an epidemic with alarming statistics validating its harmful effects. Approximately 10 million people in the U.S. try it at least once in their lifetime and about 93% of them become addicted.
Due to the physical dependence created by abusing prescription medication, addiction treatment begins in a residential treatment facility. The initial phase of treatment is detox. It is here, under medical supervision, that the symptoms associated with withdrawal from prescription medication are managed, reduced and some times eliminated. The average length of time spent in detox is approximately seven days. During this time, the person will be monitored medically and any psychiatric or psychological issues will be assessed.
After the person is medically stable, they are generally referred to residential treatment to complete the treatment plan designed in detox. By the time most people enter treatment for prescription medication addiction, they have created quite a bit of emotional damage to themselves and loved ones. It takes time to recover from shame, grief, guilt, and rebuild a level of trust amongst the family. Recovery in a supportive therapeutic environment eliminates many of the outside distractions and allows a person to focus on issues relating to their recovery. The length of stay is approximately twenty days and may be followed by outpatient therapy.
If someone is in need of prescription drug addiction treatment, or requires immediate assistance locating a drug rehab center that specializes in prescription drug detox, please call Affordable Rehab of Cleveland at call (216) 200-7410. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. GET HELP NOW!
Over the last few years, prescription drug abuse has escalated dramatically. With easy access through the internet, more people than ever are able to purchase these addictive medications with little or no scrutiny. Secondly, more and more pain clinics have opened their doors, creating another venue for people to access medication for pain. Before going any further, let us state that the majority of people addicted to prescription medications, started to abuse these medications after a legitimate prescription was written for them by their physician. The prescription may have been written because due chronic pain, auto or sports injury, surgery or to relax strained muscles.
Smoking, snorting, swallowing or injecting methamphetamine has been on a rise in Cleveland, destroying individuals and families on a daily basis. Meth addiction is hard to get over. Stats show that 93% of the meth addicts are unable to quit on the drug no matter how hard they try. This speaks volumes of how powerful meth really is. This dangerous drug is responsible for claiming a number of lives in Cleveland.