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Prescription Drug Addiction

An Ongoing Health Crisis

Prescription drug addiction is one of the most pervasive and deadly addiction threats in the United States. Although federal crackdowns and community efforts have diminished their overall impact, prescription drugs like opioid painkillers and benzodiazepines are still responsible for thousands of deaths each year. Even in the wake of national reform, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 52 million Americans have used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in their lifetime. Approximately 16 million have reported improper use of prescriptions in the past year and nearly seven million report improper use in the past month. Many heroin addicts start off abusing prescription opioids. Recovery Unplugged offers quality and effective music-based Austin prescription drug treatment. Call us today at (855) 384-6340.

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

The most commonly abused prescriptions include prescription opioid painkillers, benzodiazepines and stimulants. Users may start off taking these drugs for “innocent” reasons, including pain and anxiety relief and as study-aids. Unfortunately, even users who take these drugs as prescribed can wind up dependent on them. Some of the more commonly abuse brand-name prescriptions include:

Opioid Painkillers:

  • OxyContin
  • Vicodin
  • Percocet
  • Actiq
  • Duragesic

Benzodiazepines:

  • Xanax
  • Klonopin
  • Valium
  • Ativan
  • Halcion

Stimulants:

  • Adderall
  • Ritalin
  • Concerta
  • Focalin
  • Methylin

Opioid painkillers continue to be the most commonly abused class of prescription drugs.

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Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

Identifying prescription drug addiction in a loved one may be more difficult given the legal nature of these drugs. Users can often hide behind the fact that they have a prescription. By the time their loved ones realize that pills are being used improperly, it may be too late. There are, however, some tell-tale physical and behavioral signs to look for if you believe that someone you care about is abusing prescription drugs, including:

  • Sudden and Erratic Changes in Mood
  • Extreme Aggression
  • Paranoia
  • Watching the Clock in Anticipation of the Next Dose
  • Extreme Changes in Weight
  • Sunken Eyes
  • Changes in Sleeping Patterns
  • Decline in Academic or Professional Life

Treating Prescription Drug Addiction

No matter how or why you started abusing prescriptions, these pills don’t have to rule your life or determine your future. We are ready to help you or your loved one overcome prescription drug addiction. We offer customized inpatient and outpatient treatment programs that help our patients heal on both the physical and psychological levels while they regain their confidence and emotional strength.

Our full continuum of care and world-class treatment professionals are committed to guiding our clients toward lasting mental health.