Prescription Drug Detox
According to a study conducted by Consumer Reports, 55% of Americans are taking prescription drugs. This means that prescription drugs are being used by half of our population. Benzodiazepines, stimulants, antipsychotics, antidepressants and many more, are all being frequently prescribed to ease people’s physical, and emotional ailments.
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While detox services are not offered at our JourneyPure Melbourne campus, JourneyPure has several other facilities that provide detox. We will make sure you receive the highest care of medical detoxification.
In the United States, more than 15 million people are abusing prescription drugs. Research from 2016 shows that when U.S. doctors give their patients narcotic painkillers, 99% of them give prescriptions exceeding the federally recommended dosage. Ongoing use, and prescription drug abuse (meaning, not taking as recommended or prescribed), can ultimately result in dependency. Drug dependence is a disease process where the person using a substance finds that they cannot stop, or moderate their use. While there is no known specific cause of addiction, we do know that environmental, societal, genetic and cultural factors, are all contributors as to why someone may develop dependency issues. So if you have found yourself stuck in the cycle of addiction, do not hesitate, reach out to our prescription drug detox center in Melbourne, Florida and take the first step towards the road to recovery.
Prescription Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
At our prescription drug detox in Melbourne, Florida, we know that discontinuing the use of a substance that you are dependant on can trigger withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be mild or severe, depending on the individuals use. How long they have been using the drug, how much of it, and what drug they are using, are all factors that can affect a person’s withdrawal symptoms. To avoid any health complications while withdrawing from these substances, entering a medical detox facility can dramatically help in the detoxification process.
Different prescription drugs will present different withdrawal symptoms:
Opioids (OxyContin, fentanyl, Vicodin):
- Nausea, severe flu-like symptoms
- Depression, anxiety
- Muscle cramps
Stimulants (Adderall, Ritalin, Dexedrine):
- Slowed heart rate
- Body aches
Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin):
- Heart palpitations
- High blood pressure
The outcome of these symptoms can be serious, that is why we implicitly recommend that you enter into a prescription drug detox center in Melbourne like ours at JourneyPure. It is our desire to help you safely and comfortably complete this process.
Different medications will have differing withdrawal symptoms. Users of opioids will begin to feel the effects of withdrawal within a day of their last dose. The intensity and discomfort will reach its peak around the third day of detox and the entire duration of the detox can take 7-10 days.
People who abuse stimulants will be able to feel the effects of withdrawal within a day. The symptoms will increase in intensity for several days, then begin to diminish at about a weeks time.
Benzodiazepines, like Xanax, are very challenging to detox from. Patients can suffer seizures after only a couple of days, and risk injury or death. Depression and anxiety can also manifest. Symptoms associated with benzodiazepine withdrawal can linger for months to years after the use has ended, so we recommend ongoing care for all of these patients.
Our medical staff is well trained and prepared to provide appropriate medications to ease one’s symptoms. Medications like:
- Anti-nausea medication
- Sleep Aids
- Carefully monitored medications like suboxone or methadone
At our Melbourne, FL prescription drug detox center, we utilize these medications to help provide a patient with more relief and comfort during their detox.
What To Expect At Our Melbourne Prescription Drug Detox Center
In addition to medical care, we are fully prepared to help with one’s emotional journey through the detox process as well. Patients at our prescription drug detox in Melbourne, FL benefit from a blend of individual, group and family therapy. There is damage to a person’s life when they have suffered from addiction, and it is critical to address all of these emotional wounds so that they can continue on their recovery journey. Individual therapy will help the patient to begin to unload their burdens one on one and deal with their shame and guilt head-on. Group therapy provides a sense of community, and much is learned and healed through common experiences and goals. Family therapy seeks to heal the whole family unit, as addiction truly is a family disease. The patient will have a much better chance at long-term sobriety if their family is on the same page with their support and boundaries. Behavioral therapy plays a crucial role in teaching patients how to move forward from their experiences, and to avoid having negative behaviors re-emerge when life gets tough. Therapy in all forms is offered here at our prescription drug detox center. Individual, group and family therapy can help the individual to understand themselves, and see the patterns of their addictions so that they can make a concerted effort to manage and avoid triggers, as well as develop coping strategies so that they don’t end up in the same situation again.
Detoxing from prescription medications can be such a daunting idea that people spend more time in their addictions, just to avoid the withdrawal symptoms. Detox is a necessary part of recovery, however, it does not need to be suffered alone. It is our hope that you will also choose to continue on in our inpatient treatment program in Melbourne so that you can learn the tools to be free of your prescription medication addiction, and strive for long-term sobriety.
Get The Help You Deserve At Our Prescription Drug Detox in Melbourne, Florida
If you are addicted to prescription drugs and are ready to quit, contact our prescription drug detox in Melbourne, Florida right now. You do not need to keep going down a path of destruction. You can reach out for help and begin blazing a new trail for your recovery.
Do not waste any more time abusing drugs. Call us right now to find out how we can help you.