Prescription Drug Rehab

Whether you have issues with recreational prescription drug use or have become addicted to drugs you were prescribed, The Good Life Treatment Center can help.

Prescription Drug Rehab in North Palm Beach

A Life Free from Addiction is in Your Future

Pharmaceutical drugs have helped many people manage medical conditions and mental health issues. Receiving a prescription has made a difference in the lives of a lot of patients.

As helpful as medication can be, some prescription drugs carry a high risk of addiction. A drug that you rely on to manage a medical condition can start to cause more harm than good.

Prescription drugs are commonly used purely for recreational purposes as well. When a person uses prescription drugs in a way that was not ordered by a doctor, they can suffer from severe side effects and struggle with addiction.

At The Good Life Treatment Center, our team includes medical professionals who can help you with treatment, therapists who can guide you through recovery, and people who are living in long-term recovery who understand your situation. Contact us to learn more about our prescription drug rehab in North Palm Beach.

Send us a message or call (561) 250-8552 for a free consultation with our team.

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

spilled bottle of prescription pillsA prescription drug, also known as a prescription medication, is a pharmaceutical drug that is regulated by law and requires a medical prescription from a licensed healthcare provider, such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or dentist, to be dispensed to a patient. This means that you cannot obtain prescription drugs without a prescription from a qualified healthcare professional. The reason for this regulation is to ensure that these drugs are used safely and appropriately under the supervision of a healthcare provider, as they may carry significant risks or have the potential for misuse.

Any prescription drug can potentially be abused. Painkillers, stimulants, and drugs used to treat anxiety and depression are some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. A patient may start using more of a drug they have been prescribed, increasing tolerance, and begin experiencing harmful side effects. Or, a person may begin using prescription drugs recreationally and experience the effects of using a drug they were not prescribed.

Some types of prescription drugs that are addictive include:

  • Benzodiazepines: Medications like alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), and lorazepam (Ativan) are prescribed for anxiety and can be addictive when used beyond the recommended duration or in higher doses.
  • Opioids: Opioid medications, like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, are highly addictive. They are prescribed for pain relief but can lead to physical and psychological dependence if not used as directed.
  • Stimulants: Prescription stimulants, such as amphetamine salts (Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin), are used to treat conditions like ADHD but have a potential for misuse and addiction.
  • Barbiturates: Barbiturates, like phenobarbital, are central nervous system depressants that can be addictive and are rarely prescribed today due to the risks involved.
  • Sleep medication: Some sleep medications, like zolpidem (Ambien) and eszopiclone (Lunesta), can lead to dependency if used for extended periods or not as prescribed.
  • Muscle Relaxants: Medications like carisoprodol (Soma) and cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) can be habit-forming if used inappropriately or for extended periods.

Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse refers to the misuse or inappropriate use of prescription medications, particularly those that are controlled substances or have a potential for addiction. The effects of prescription drug abuse can be detrimental to an individual's physical and mental health, as well as their overall well-being.

Here are some of the common effects of prescription drug abuse:

  • Physical Health Effects:
    • Addiction: One of the most significant risks of prescription drug abuse is the development of addiction or substance use disorder. This can lead to physical dependence, withdrawal symptoms, and a compulsive need to use the drug despite negative consequences.
    • Overdose: Taking prescription drugs in higher doses than prescribed or in combination with other substances (e.g., alcohol) can lead to overdose, which can be fatal. Opioids, in particular, are associated with a high risk of overdose.
  • Mental Health Effects:
    • Mood and Behavioral Changes: Prescription drug abuse can lead to mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and even aggression. Behavioral changes may include impaired judgment and decision-making.
    • Mental Health Disorders: Prolonged abuse of certain prescription drugs, especially opioids and benzodiazepines, can contribute to the development of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.
  • Social and Interpersonal Effects:
    • Strained Relationships: Prescription drug abuse can strain relationships with family, friends, and colleagues due to erratic behavior and a focus on obtaining and using the drugs.
    • Social Isolation: People struggling with prescription drug abuse may withdraw from social activities and isolate themselves, which can lead to a lack of social support.
  • Legal and Financial Consequences:
    • Legal Issues: Obtaining prescription drugs without a valid prescription or sharing them with others can result in legal problems, including arrests and criminal charges.
    • Financial Burden: Sustaining a prescription drug habit can be financially taxing, leading to debt and financial instability.
  • Physical Health Complications:
    • Physical Health Problems: Depending on the type of prescription drug abused, individuals may experience various physical health problems, including respiratory issues, liver damage, cardiovascular problems, and infectious diseases (e.g., from sharing needles when injecting drugs).
  • Academic and Occupational Impairment:
    • Decline in Academic or Job Performance: Prescription drug abuse can lead to poor academic or work performance, absenteeism, and a decrease in overall productivity.
  • Risk of Polydrug Abuse:
    • Combining Substances: Some individuals who abuse prescription drugs may also use illicit drugs or alcohol, which can increase the risk of negative health effects, overdose, and dangerous interactions.
    • Withdrawal Symptoms: When individuals attempt to stop abusing prescription drugs, they may experience withdrawal symptoms, which can be physically and psychologically distressing. These symptoms may include nausea, sweating, anxiety, and cravings for the drug.

Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction covers a wide range of cases, all of which may involve different types of drugs and related side effects. Therefore, treatment for prescription drug addiction varies. We offer many different types of treatment options, all of which can be individualized for your specific circumstances. From inpatient programs and sober living situations, to holistic healing options, outdoor recreation, and wellness activities, there is a path for you at The Good Life Treatment Center.

Our prescription drug addiction treatment programs include:

We also have doctors on staff who can assist you with the medical aspects of recovering from a prescription drug addiction. If you were prescribed the drugs that you are struggling with, our doctor can help you find an alternative treatment plan for managing your medical condition.

Our Approach to Treatment

Seeking treatment for prescription drug addiction is an undoubtedly intimidating experience. At The Good Life Treatment Center, we stand apart from other addiction rehab centers in that we make every effort to make the treatment experience as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. From adventure activities to workshops and life skills development courses, our programs are designed to help you engage with others and build healthy habits in a safe environment.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

We are available to discuss how we can help you recover from an addiction to prescription drugs. Your treatment may involve a combination of medical help, therapy, group exercises, holistic healing, and wellness activities. During a free consultation with our team, we can go into more detail about what your treatment plan may involve. We will also provide additional information about our North Palm Beach prescription drug rehab facility.

Call (561) 250-8552 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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