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Staying Clean from Rx Drugs

Staying clean from Rx drugsOnce an addiction to prescription drugs takes hold of your life, you may wonder if staying clean is possible. You can keep your life free from prescription drugs, but it will take effort, hard work and the help of a supportive team of friends or loved ones.

How to Quit Prescription Drugs Quickly and Effectively

The first step to staying clean from any addiction is to effectively quit the substance in question. The best way to quit prescription drug addiction is through rehab treatment. Rehab allows you to safely and more comfortably detox from prescription drugs with the support of a licensed medical staff. However, not every rehab program is designed the same. It pays to research and find the best program possible. If you are addicted to prescription medications, you may want to seek specialty treatment that works with these types of addictions. Another option is to find integrated treatment. Integrated treatment is a great way to treat both physical addiction and the emotional and mental health issues associated with prescription pill addiction. Prescription drug rehab may offer programs that specialize in treatment for addiction to the following:

  • Stimulants (Adderall, Ritalin, Focalin)
  • Opiate painkillers (Demerol, Percocet, OxyContin, Lorcet, Dilaudid)
  • Benzodiazepines and other depressants (Klonopin, Xanax, Valium)

Rehab works because it has been tried, revised, evaluated and improved over the last several decades. Integrated rehab treatment is the newest evolution in addiction treatment and is recommended by both the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Every part of rehab care is designed to help you maintain wellness for a lifetime.

How to Prevent Prescription Drug Relapse

Relapse happens, so you can’t be too hard on yourself if it does. You have to keep trying, and you can lean on your support system to recover from relapse. However, relapse does not have to be a part of your life. There are ways to prevent relapse. If you attend a reputable prescription drug rehab program, you should be provided with resources for continuing wellness. An alumni group, an alumni helpline, support groups, referrals for counseling and outpatient care are all in place to help you continue to heal. Those in recovery may choose to attend a “refresher” weekend or week in rehab. These short visits help prevent relapse and provide a safe and comfortable place to relearn recovery skills. Others choose to attend a short stay in an integrated treatment program to help keep emotions in check and obtain a solid medical check-up and mental health evaluation.

Find Rx Drug Addiction Recovery Support Now

If you are experiencing strong temptation to use prescription drugs, please call us for support. If you or someone you love would like support or information on quality licensed rehab programs, please call us. We make it our job to know the best treatment programs available and privately put you in touch with treatment that matches your needs and wants. We can even work with your insurance company on your behalf to verify treatment coverage. All calls are free and confidential, and we are available 24 hours a day. Call now to find out how we can help you.

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