Millions of people abuse their prescription medications each year. This includes opioid painkillers, benzodiazepines, and stimulant drugs to treat mental health disorders such as attention deficit disorder and other diagnoses. For this result, prescription drug addiction treatment programs fill a vital role in helping individuals reach a successful recovery.
If you or a loved one are addicted to prescription pills, there is help available. A medical detox can assist you in safely getting off prescription medication. There is light at the end of the tunnel even in the most difficult situations. Reach out for effective substance abuse treatment programs and start healing today by calling us at 866.931.6429.
What is a Prescription Pill Detox?
A prescription pill detox is a medical unit that helps people detox from prescription medications. A medically supervised detoxification is necessary when a person has become physically dependent on their prescription medications.
Prescription drugs are identified as either opioid pain relievers, stimulants, and central nervous system depressants. All three can cause physical dependence, which will cause withdrawal symptoms.
Prescription pill detox symptoms from these three classes of drugs, will each have their own set of withdrawal symptoms:
Oxycontin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, Percocet, Norco, etc. will cause flu-like symptoms, nausea vomiting diarrhea, rapid pulse, insomnia, restless leg stoner, cravings for opioids
Amphetamines such as Adderall and Ritalin will cause anxiety, sleep disorders, decreased cognitive function, mood swings, body aches, shakiness, exhaustion
Central Nervous System Depressants (Most Commonly Benzodiazepines)
Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin will cause severe anxiety, panic attacks, hand tremors, depression, insomnia, dizziness, sweating, dehydration
The medications that are prescribed to help a person detox from these substances work to reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms. Clients are allowed to rest and sleep while they are in our medically managed detox unit.
How Long Does Prescription Pill Detox Take?
The amount of time it takes for someone to detox drugs from their body will depend on how long they were using the medications, what amount was used, and what the status is of their physical, mental, and emotional health. For some individuals, their prescription pill withdrawal symptoms might continue to affect them emotionally and mentally after the physical symptoms dissipate.
Still, the physical symptoms from these three classes of prescription pills will generally require at least ten days and up to two or more weeks to be eliminated from a person’s system. After two weeks, most people who are addicted to prescription medications will be feeling better.
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Why Prescription Pill Detox Is Essential To Recovery
One primary concern is that for a prescription pill addiction, these individuals won’t achieve enough time abstinent from the drugs they are taking to allow their brains to return to a healthy status. That is why our prescription drug rehab center in Massachusetts provides a full spectrum of medical care and attention to the person’s emotional and mental health.
Helping someone detox is only the first yet vital step. The next step is helping the individual adapt to being drug-free through rehab therapies.
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program
Our Evoke Wellness at Cohasset prescription drug addiction treatment program provides comprehensive medically managed detoxification for prescription pill addiction. Our detox unit is overseen by a professional staff of addiction medicine experts. Furthermore, it’s supervised by medical doctors, psychiatrists, licensed substance abuse counselors, and mental health practitioners.
All of the clients in the detox unit are allowed to rest and sleep until they are feeling stronger. Once they are ready, we provide one on one counseling, small group counseling, and regular psychiatric assessments. It is imperative to give medications to anyone who is physically dependent on prescription drugs. Without safe and effective taper protocols and preventive medicines, these individuals can easily experience a real emergency.
Evoke Wellness at Cohasset: A Premier Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Center
At our addiction treatment center, we want to make certain that our clients get the greatest care and facilities possible in the most pleasant settings. With our team of qualified professionals here to help you every step of the way, nutritious foods, and serene surroundings, we can ease your body and mind during your detox process. Once the medically assisted detox process has ended, we also offer a wide range of rehab treatment choices that you can transition into so that you can reintegrate more smoothly back into your life.
Prescription drug addiction can ruin lives. Don’t let that happen to you. At Evoke Wellness at Cohasset, we are committed to assisting you in making progress toward a new life free from the grips of addiction. Call us today at 866.931.6429 and we’ll get you started on the path to a successful recovery.