Prescription drug addiction is a pervasive issue that affects millions of individuals and their families. Dependence on prescription drugs can have significant consequences on home, work, and social lives. A prescription drug rehab program can help break the cycle of addiction and provide the support and guidance to lead a healthier life.
QuickSilver Counseling Center offers comprehensive substance abuse treatment programs at our outpatient center in New Jersey. With years of experience helping people turn their lives around, our team is dedicated to helping our clients find the best way forward. Learn more by calling 888.477.8941 today.
Types of Prescription Drugs That Cause Addiction
While prescription drugs can be extremely helpful for people with different medical conditions, they can also be extremely addictive. Here are some of the common drugs people become dependent on:
Opioids are prescribed to manage moderate to severe pain. Some common opioids include oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and morphine. Side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, and nausea. Warning signs of addiction include taking more than prescribed, doctor shopping, and secretive behavior.
Benzodiazepines are prescribed to treat anxiety, panic disorders, and insomnia. Common benzodiazepines include diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), and lorazepam (Ativan). Side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. Warning signs of addiction include increasing dosage without medical advice, using the drug for non-medical purposes, and experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug.
Stimulants are prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Common stimulants include amphetamine (Adderall), methylphenidate (Ritalin), and lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse). Side effects may include increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and insomnia. Warning signs of addiction include taking more than prescribed, using the drug recreationally, and developing a tolerance to the medication.
If you are concerned that you or a loved one is becoming dependent on a medication, there are some signs to look out for.
Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction
Clients in our outpatient programs attend daily group and individual therapy for most of the day, a few days per week. During therapy, they will form meaningful bonds and an understanding of the root causes of their addiction.
As an outpatient addiction treatment center, we offer multiple levels of care for our clients on the road to lifelong recovery. Our primary treatment programs include:Recognizing the signs of prescription drug addiction is crucial for seeking timely help. Some common signs include:
- Lethargy or excessive sleepiness
- Mood swings and irritability
- Changes in appetite and weight
- Social withdrawal and isolation
- Neglecting personal responsibilities
- Financial difficulties or legal issues related to drug use
Spotting the signs of addiction early can help you find a prescription drug rehab program like the one at QuickSilver Counseling Center.
Life in Recovery Starts Here
Learn more about QuickSilver Counseling Center’s addiction treatment and how our outpatient programs can help you or a loved one find hope for the future by calling 888.477.8941.
The Importance of Prescription Drug Treatment
Seeking help for prescription drug addiction is essential for improving the overall quality of your life. Benefits of treatment include:
- Improved mental and physical health
- Restored relationships with family and friends
- Decreased risk of overdose and other health complications
- Increased ability to maintain employment and fulfill personal responsibilities
These are just a few of the benefits of prescription drug rehab. Knowing what to expect from outpatient addiction treatment at QuickSilver Counseling Center can help motivate you to realize these benefits first-hand.
Our Prescription Drug Treatment Services
Our outpatient addiction treatment programs utilize various therapies to support our clients in their recovery journey. Some of these services include:
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Many people struggling with addiction also have co-occurring mental health disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment addresses both addiction and mental health issues simultaneously, providing a comprehensive approach to recovery.
Psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), helps individuals understand the underlying causes of their addiction and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
12-step groups, modeled after Narcotics Anonymous, provide peer support, accountability, and a structured path to recovery.
We also offer a range of holistic and evidence-based therapies for our clients to help them heal physically, mentally, and spiritually.