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Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment
and Recovery in Chardon, OH

OVERVIEW: OHIO PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE & ADDICTION TREATMENT

Prescription drugs are used to treat a variety of ailments. They are beneficial for many people wishing to live without pain and discomfort. However, prescription drugs can also be extremely detrimental to someone’s personal health if not taken correctly. In fact, what may start as simply following the instructions of a doctor can easily lead to prescription drug dependency and abuse.

At Prosperity Haven, we understand the perils involved with the abuse of prescription drugs. We are aware of how prescription drugs can inadvertently cause substance abuse problems. It is therefore vitally important to review the risks involved with prescription drug use, signs of prescription drug abuse, and how to seek treatment for it.

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WHAT ARE THE MOST ABUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?

There are various classes of drugs that are abused. One of the most commonly abused ones are opiates. These include Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Codeine, Hydomorphone, Oxymorphone, and Fentanyl. The NSDUH, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, reports that 92 million adults in the United States are prescribed these medications. These prescription painkillers are often prescribed to treat high levels of pain and discomfort. They are also given post surgical procedures to help ease the recovery process.
Barbiturates and Benzodiazepine are another two types of prescription drugs that are often abused. Barbiturates are anti-depressants that are used to relieve anxiety, promote sleep, treat muscle spasms, and prevent seizures. These medications include Pentothal, Fiorina, Nembutal, and Seconal. Similar to Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines are also anti-depressants that are used to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, and muscle spasms. Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin are the most common benzos that are prescribed.
Prescription stimulants are also all too easy to abuse. These include amphetamines, methylphenidate, and dextroamphetamine. Used to help treat symptoms of ADHD, the most common types of medication are Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, and Concerta.

WHAT ARE THE MOST ABUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?

There are various classes of drugs that are abused. One of the most commonly abused ones are opiates. These include Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Codeine, Hydomorphone, Oxymorphone, and Fentanyl. The NSDUH, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, reports that 92 million adults in the United States are prescribed these medications. These prescription painkillers are often prescribed to treat high levels of pain and discomfort. They are also given post surgical procedures to help ease the recovery process.
Barbiturates and Benzodiazepine are another two types of prescription drugs that are often abused. Barbiturates are anti-depressants that are used to relieve anxiety, promote sleep, treat muscle spasms, and prevent seizures. These medications include Pentothal, Fiorina, Nembutal, and Seconal. Similar to Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines are also anti-depressants that are used to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, and muscle spasms. Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin are the most common benzos that are prescribed.
Prescription stimulants are also all too easy to abuse. These include amphetamines, methylphenidate, and dextroamphetamine. Used to help treat symptoms of ADHD, the most common types of medication are Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, and Concerta.

HOW TO PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

To help minimize the risk of prescription drug abuse, it is imperative to take medications exactly as they are prescribed by your doctor. You should never adjust the dosage on your own. It is also important to read the paperwork that is included with your prescription medication. Being educated on what type of medication it is that you are taking, the side effects it can produce, and the risk factors associated with it can be extremely beneficial in preventing its misuse.

It can also be helpful to stay in contact with your doctor and communicate any questions or concerns. It is essential to make sure that your children and teenagers understand the implications of prescription drug abuse and that medications should never be shared with others. Lastly, proper disposal of unused medication will help prevent its misuse. While all of this can help to prevent prescription drug abuse, it is sadly still an epidemic on the rise.

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HOW TO PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

To help minimize the risk of prescription drug abuse, it is imperative to take medications exactly as they are prescribed by your doctor. You should never adjust the dosage on your own. It is also important to read the paperwork that is included with your prescription medication. Being educated on what type of medication it is that you are taking, the side effects it can produce, and the risk factors associated with it can be extremely beneficial in preventing its misuse.

It can also be helpful to stay in contact with your doctor and communicate any questions or concerns. It is essential to make sure that your children and teenagers understand the implications of prescription drug abuse and that medications should never be shared with others. Lastly, proper disposal of unused medication will help prevent its misuse. While all of this can help to prevent prescription drug abuse, it is sadly still an epidemic on the rise.

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SIGNS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Unfortunately, because prescription drug abuse often begins with drugs that have been obtained legally, the symptoms of abuse are commonly missed at first. As the addiction continues to grow, however, there are telltale signs that begin to emerge.

The signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse may vary depending on the type of medication that has been abused and the amount abused. These include both physical and psychological symptoms.

Signs of prescription painkiller abuse:

  • Memory impairment and confusion
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lack of coordination
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Hypotension
  • Abnormally slow breathing
  • Reckless behaviors

Signs of benzodiazepine and barbiturate abuse:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Memory impairment and confusion
  • Involuntary tics
  • Lowered inhibition and poor judgment
  • Involuntary eye movement

Signs of stimulant abuse:

  • Lack of appetite and weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Impulsivity
  • Reckless behaviors
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Cardiac arrhythmia

The abovementioned symptoms of prescription drug abuse are bad enough on their own. However, these symptoms eventually cause even more problems. The addict will begin seeing both their personal lives and social lives affected as well. It will become difficult for them to successfully perform at work and they may even lose their job. Consequently, they will begin suffering from financial difficulties, both from the cost of procuring the medications and from potentially being unemployed. These outcomes will only put the addict more at risk for reckless behaviors.

SIGNS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Unfortunately, because prescription drug abuse often begins with drugs that have been obtained legally, the symptoms of abuse are commonly missed at first. As the addiction continues to grow, however, there are telltale signs that begin to emerge.

The signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse may vary depending on the type of medication that has been abused and the amount abused. These include both physical and psychological symptoms.

Signs of prescription painkiller abuse:

  • Memory impairment and confusion
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lack of coordination
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Hypotension
  • Abnormally slow breathing
  • Reckless behaviors

Signs of benzodiazepine and barbiturate abuse:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Memory impairment and confusion
  • Involuntary tics
  • Lowered inhibition and poor judgment
  • Involuntary eye movement

Signs of stimulant abuse:

  • Lack of appetite and weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Impulsivity
  • Reckless behaviors
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Cardiac arrhythmia

The abovementioned symptoms of prescription drug abuse are bad enough on their own. However, these symptoms eventually cause even more problems. The addict will begin seeing both their personal lives and social lives affected as well. It will become difficult for them to successfully perform at work and they may even lose their job. Consequently, they will begin suffering from financial difficulties, both from the cost of procuring the medications and from potentially being unemployed. These outcomes will only put the addict more at risk for reckless behaviors.

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Ohio PRESCRIPTION DRUG DETOX AND WITHDRAWAL

As with any type of drug, the more the addict will use, the more they will build up a tolerance. What may have started as simply following the doctor’s orders can quickly develop into prescription drug abuse. With continued use, the amount necessary to achieve the same feeling will increase.

Over time, the body learns to depend on these medications in order to function. When abruptly stopping one’s prescription drug use, a series of withdrawal symptoms can be expected during the detox process. Some of these withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating and/or shivering
  • Elevated blood pressure and heart rate
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Seizures

The amount of prescription drugs that have been abused as well as the length of time they have been abused will both be large indicators of how severe these withdrawal symptoms may be. In severe cases, delirium tremens and seizures may be expected. For this reason, it is best to undergo the withdrawal process in a safe and monitored environment. At Prosperity Haven, our team of highly-skilled professionals can guide you through the process.

Heroin Detox and Withdrawal

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DETOX AND WITHDRAWAL

As with any type of drug, the more the addict will use, the more they will build up a tolerance. What may have started as simply following the doctor’s orders can quickly develop into prescription drug abuse. With continued use, the amount necessary to achieve the same feeling will increase.

Over time, the body learns to depend on these medications in order to function. When abruptly stopping one’s prescription drug use, a series of withdrawal symptoms can be expected during the detox process. Some of these withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating and/or shivering
  • Elevated blood pressure and heart rate
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Seizures

The amount of prescription drugs that have been abused as well as the length of time they have been abused will both be large indicators of how severe these withdrawal symptoms may be. In severe cases, delirium tremens and seizures may be expected. For this reason, it is best to undergo the withdrawal process in a safe and monitored environment. At Prosperity Haven, our team of highly-skilled professionals can guide you through the process.

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG TREATMENT Near Cleveland, OH

Abusing prescription drugs is a serious matter. Just because something presents itself in a pharmaceutical container and not a shady plastic bag does not mean it is not as addictive or dangerous. It doesn’t matter what type of prescription drug you have been abusing. Whether it’s Xanax, Adderall, Oxycodone, Klonopin, Ritalin, or Vicodin, they are all equally addictive drugs that are extremely harmful when used incorrectly.

At Prosperity Haven, we offer treatment for prescription drug abuse without the stigma and judgment so often associated with drug use. Our meticulously assembled team of licensed professionals are here to support you and guide you through the process of addiction recovery.

Our evidence-based treatment methods include various modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. We combine these with holistic therapies, such as yoga, aromatherapy, reiki, art therapy, meditation, breathwork, and more.

Prosperity Haven’s unique approach of minimizing its patient intake allows us to provide highly personalized care to each individual. With this capability, we carefully develop a treatment plan specific to each person and their particular needs.

To learn more about prescription drug abuse treatment in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area, please call Prosperity Haven at 440-253-9915. Alternatively, click here to view our available treatment programs.