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Helping Someone You Love Stay Clean from Rx Drugs

Helping someone you love stay clean from Rx drugsPrescription drug addictions are unmatched in their ability to create powerful addictions in unsuspecting users. When an individual becomes addicted to a substance he or she may not have anticipated taking, it can be difficult to overcome denial and begin thinking about rehab options. Once prescription drug rehab has been completed, the struggle is not over. Cravings and temptations to use will continue for weeks or even years after rehab, although these symptoms will grow weaker with time. If someone you care about has recently completed rehab for any prescription substance, you can help them fight cravings and avoid relapse.

The Importance of Accountability in Staying Clean from Prescription Drugs

The single most beneficial thing you can do to help a loved one fight cravings and avoid a relapse is provide a consistent network of accountability and support. Support will take different forms depending on the nature and severity of the addiction combined with environmental factors, but remaining a presence in your loved one’s life and taking an interest in both his or her sobriety and life outside of recovery can go a long way in helping your loved one rediscover life without prescription drugs.

Professional Support to Maintain Prescription Drug Sobriety

One reason rehab works is because it is conducted under the supervision of medical and recovery professionals. If someone you love became addicted to a prescription drug, they may have been using that substance for a legitimate purpose. Working with trusted doctors to determine whether or not there is a need for an alternative medication can provide your loved one with the proper level of symptom management while aiding in the prevention of a new addiction. Doctors can also monitor health during and after rehab to ensure health and safety.

Addiction recovery professionals provide attention for the psychological side of overcoming prescription drug addiction. After rehab recovering prescription drug users should continue regular meetings with a therapist or counselor. Make sure your loved one attends these meetings, and offer to go to family or group therapy meetings with the individual.

Help Someone You Love Stay Clean from Prescription Drugs

If you would like to learn more about helping a loved one get clean or stay clean from prescription drugs, please call our toll-free helpline. We are here to support you and your loved one 24 hours a day. We can connect you with rehab services, ongoing recovery support and more. Call now, and help your loved one today.

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