Prescription medications are just as addictive as other substances. The Hader Clinic helps patients break the cycle of addiction with prescription drug addiction treatment.
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The term 'prescription medication' covers a range of legal drugs provided by medical and allied health professionals. These are usually administered to address pain, anxiety, and a range of physical, emotional, and psychological afflictions. However, when these active drugs are used outside of legitimate prescriptions, they become prone to abuse and addiction.
Our holistic prescription drug rehab program takes place at our private hospital. Treatment begins with prescription drug detox. Each patient then receives a personal treatment program encompassing group and individual therapy, including art therapy, sport and recreation, and family therapy. The Hader Clinic’s approach to prescription drug addiction rehab gives patients the best possible chance at long-term recovery.
For the purposes of discussion, we define prescription medication addiction as any use of a controlled substance outside of its prescribe dosage.
Due to the varied nature of prescription medications and their broad effects on the body, it is quite difficult to define the signs of prescription medication.
As this is the case, the general signs of prescription drug addiction are largely behavioural in nature, and can be identified with a keen eye.
Here are some things to look out for if you think a loved one may need to seek treatment for prescription drug abuse:
Abusing prescription medication can have a range of negative effects, depending on the drug. The Hader Clinic’s prescription drug rehab program helps patients manage and overcome them.
Withdrawals from prescription medication can vary from drug to drug. Withdrawal can be especially dangerous if the patient’s body has developed a heavy reliance. An unsupervised prescription drug detox can result in respiratory failure, seizures, coma, and even death.
Other withdrawal symptoms include:
We can carefully monitor and manage the side effects of your withdrawal at our prescription drug detox centre. The Hader Clinic employs a highly specialised, multidisciplinary team to help address the physical symptoms of withdrawal, and get started on tackling the psychological machinations of ongoing prescription medication addiction.
The safest way to take any medication is precisely as the doctor ordered. Upping your dosage or decreasing the time between doses can be a slippery slope towards addiction. Like many other drugs, the more prescription medication you take, the more you need to feel its effects.
If you feel like you are becoming reliant on prescription medication, or you are no longer feeling its effects, talk to your GP before seeking prescription drug rehab. Your GP will be able to give you first-step options to look at to ensure that you remain free from prescription medication addiction.
Addiction has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence. It has nothing to do with race, religion, gender, income, or upbringing. It does not discriminate, and at The Hader Clinic, we see people afflicted with prescription medication addiction who come from all walks of life.
It's important to remember that addiction is just that — an affliction. It is a disease that is diagnosable and treatable. The Hader Clinic is a fully accredited and private prescription drug addiction rehab facility. We address all stages of recovery, from the first stage of withdrawal and detox, to ongoing outpatient support.
We offer prescription drug rehabilitation programs and treatments for all prescription medication additions. Below are some of the prescription drugs we offer detox and rehab support. Navigate to the pages below or contact us directly to discuss our treatment options for prescription drug abuse.
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