It’s easy to think that prescription medications carry little risk. After all, they are prescribed by a doctor and meant to help you feel better. However, prescription medications can be just as addictive and dangerous as illegal drugs.
The misuse of and addiction to opioids, including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
At Roaring Brook Recovery, we are committed to helping those who are struggling with prescription drug addiction. Our individualized treatment programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each participant. We understand that addiction is a complex disease, and we approach treatment accordingly—with compassion, care, and a dedication to helping our participants achieve long-term sobriety. Substance abuse treatment in Kentucky can save your life; don’t wait to get help.
What Is Prescription Drug Addiction?
Prescription drug addiction is a type of substance use disorder that occurs when a person uses a prescription medication in a way that is not intended by the prescribing doctor. When misused, these drugs can lead to feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and sedation. Over time, misuse can lead to tolerance (needing more of the drug to feel the same effects) and dependence (needing the drug just to feel normal).
There are many reasons why people may start misusing prescription drugs. For some, it may be due to legitimate pain relief needs. Others may start using recreationally or because they are curious about the effects. Still others may begin misusing prescription drugs as a way to self-medicate underlying mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression. No matter the reason for starting, continued use can lead to addiction.
Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction
If you or someone you love is misusing prescription drugs, there are some signs and symptoms you can look out for:
- Taking larger doses than prescribed or taking the medication more often than prescribed
- Taking someone else’s medication
- Not being able to stick to set dosage amounts or schedules
- Visiting multiple doctors in order to receive multiple prescriptions
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug
- Continuing to use despite negative consequences such as job loss or financial trouble
These are just some of the signs that may indicate a problem with prescription drug abuse. If you are concerned that you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, we urge you to reach out for help.
How Our Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program Can Help
At Roaring Brook Recovery, we offer effective outpatient treatment for those struggling with prescription drug addiction. Our programs are designed to meet each participant where they are in their journey and help them build the skills they need for long-term sobriety. We offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment options so that participants can choose what level of care is right for them. Our programs include trauma therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, 12-step meetings, and much more.
Discover the Benefits of Prescription Drug Rehab at Roaring Brook Recovery
If you or someone you love is struggling with prescription drug addiction, know that help is available. At Roaring Brook Recovery, we specialize in treating this type of addiction and have helped countless individuals reach a place of sustainable, long-term sobriety. Our prescription drug addiction treatment program in Lexington, KY is tailored to meet each participant’s individual needs so that they can recover in a way that feels right for them. Reach out today at 855.590.9944 or connect with our team online to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one on the road to recovery.
Effective, evidence-based treatment—exactly what you need to begin a new chapter of your life.