Although the use of prescription drugs is legitimate in most cases, the abuse of these substances has gotten way out of hand in the U.S. Even the executive and legislative branches of the federal government are looking for ways to curb prescription drug abuse across the country.
Many might argue that doctors are writing prescriptions too freely, and possibly being incentivized by pharmaceutical companies. Whatever the case may be, there are thousands – even millions – of people who need help for prescription drug addiction while the country searches for solutions.
Elevate Addiction Services is ready to help curb prescription drug dependence one person at a time. Our prescription drug rehab and detox treatment is available in two optimal locations in Northern California. Our renowned inpatient program takes a holistic and clinical approach to rehabilitation, and we provide more time for detoxification than most other treatment centers offer.
Our inpatient prescription drug treatment program consists of four phases:
Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment Services
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that doctors prescribe to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizures, panic attacks and other similar conditions. Benzodiazepines, also known as “benzos,” are essentially tranquilizers, and they significantly reduce the activity of nerves in the brain. The most common benzos you might recognize are the brands Xanax and Klonopin.
Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be fatal in some cases, so this type of addiction is no innocent matter. Learn more about how we treat benzodiazepine addiction by clicking on the button below.
Antidepressant Dependence Treatment Services
Antidepressant drugs do exactly what it sounds like they do: They fight depression. Whereas benzodiazepines slow down activity in the brain, some antidepressants, such as Wellbutrin, speed it up. Antidepressants are known medically as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Popular brand names of SSRIs include Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro and Celexa.
Once people get used to taking SSRIs to combat depression, they lose the ability to fight negative thoughts and self-esteem issues on their own. At Elevate, there’s another way. Let us help you free yourself from reliance on these substances and give you new strategies for coping with depression symptoms.
Prescription Painkiller Treatment Services
When we talk about prescription painkillers, we’re usually talking about opioids. Opioids are synthetic or semi-synthetic versions of opiates, which are extracted from the opium poppy. These strong painkillers are ripe for abuse, and they have the White House and Congress scrambling for answers.
In 2014, nearly 19,000 overdose deaths were traced to prescription painkillers. Common types of opioids include fentanyl, oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and methadone.
When people point out that there is a prescription drug problem in America, they’re generally referring to opioid abuse. If you or a loved one is struggling to break a reliance on one of these painkillers, click below to learn more about how we can provide a solution.
Prescription Drug Addiction and Dependence Is a National Epidemic
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