Prescription drug addiction is highly destructive to health, relationships, finances and many other areas of life.
The two most commonly abused prescription drugs are benzodiazepines and analgesics. Benzodiazepines are often prescribed to relieve stress, anxiety and to help people sleep, with analgesics medications used to relieve the symptoms of pain.
Even though the drug may be prescribed by a doctor and is legal it does not mean there are no consequences and addiction will not occur. Someone is addicted to prescription medication when they lose the ability to control their prescription usage. They will feel an uncontrollable urge to use, and they have incredible difficulty stopping themselves from using the prescription medication. They will also be likely to be using much more than the prescribed dose as their body builds up a tolerance to the drug. Over time as the tolerance increases they must increase their dosage to feel the same effects.
There are certain signs you can look for that will help you identify a case of cannabis addiction.
Signs you should seek cannabis addiction treatment:
Any combination of signs or symptoms that suggest a potential prescription medication addiction should not be ignored. As already mentioned, even a minor prescription medication misuse problem can quickly become an addiction if left untreated. The good news is that proper treatment is very effective at helping prescription addicts completely recover. Success is achieved through a combination of physical, emotional, social and psychological treatments that address every aspect of addiction.
Minor Withdrawal Symptoms:
Severe Withdrawal Symptoms:
The recommended treatment for prescription drug addiction is a residential treatment program that treats the mind, body and spirit, comprising the five areas of physical, emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual treatment.
The treatment process includes:
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