What’s Involved When Detoxing From Prescription Drugs?

If you have suffered from chronic pain, ADHD or anxiety, you know how important prescription medications can be. Unfortunately, many of these medications carry a high risk for addiction because they affect the mind. The people who take them aren’t always aware of how addicting these drugs can be because they are coming from doctors rather than drug dealers. The truth is that anytime a prescription medication is used for nonmedical purposes, it’s considered abuse.

Types Of Prescription Drugs And Their Detox

What Is Involved When Detoxing From Prescription DrugsThe three main types of prescription drugs are:

  • Opioid pain relievers
  • Stimulants
  • Central nervous system depressants

The type of drug you are addicted to will impact your detox regimen. For instance, detoxing from opioids is uncomfortable and intense but generally not life-threatening.

Detoxing from central nervous system depressants, on the other hand, should be done under medical supervision because withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening.

Safe, Manageable Detox

Anytime prescription drugs are abused, it can lead to a cycle of dependence. Once a dependency forms, it’s difficult to break and often requires intervention. The first step to recovery is prescription drug addiction detox then treatment.

During The River Source’s detox process, all toxins are expelled from the body using a combination of conventional medicine and alternative therapies. Dry sauna and IV therapy work particularly well to remove toxins from the body while replacing essential vitamins and minerals. Other therapies that are used to treat an addiction to prescription amphetamines include amino acids, acupuncture and massage therapy.

Dealing With Dual Diagnosis

A structured treatment program following detox is imperative when dealing with an addiction to prescription medication. Many times someone suffering from an addiction of this sort are dealing with another problem such as anxiety. When the underlying mental illness and the substance abuse occur at the same time, the person will require dual diagnosis treatment. Treatment centers that provide dual diagnosis treatment have the means to provide safe, manageable detox as well as therapies for treating the underlying mental illness.

The River Source is a holistic treatment center that works with people addicted to drugs and alcohol, including prescription medications. We have a safe detox program that lasts 5-10 days and a structured, supportive treatment program that includes alternative therapies, counseling and continuing care.

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