Prescription drug addiction stems from the misuse of prescribed medications by doctors and also sought illegally on the streets for recreational use. More than 6 million people, 12 and over, have been reported to abuse prescription pills each month the United States. There are a number of common prescription drugs that are abused and most require a treatment intervention to recover from the physical addiction and psychological effects.
Common Prescription Pain Relievers Abused
- Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora)
- Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER)
- Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
- Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
Common Prescription Psychiatric Drugs Abused
- Barbiturates: pentobarbital (Nembutal®), phenobarbital (Luminal®)
- Benzodiazepines: alprazolam (Xanax®), chlorodiazepoxide (Limbitrol®), diazepam (Valium®), lorazepam (Ativan®), triazolam (Halicon®)
- Sleep Medications: eszopiclone (Lunesta®), zaleplon (Sonata®), zolpidem (Ambien®)
Common Over The Counter (OCT) Drugs Abused
- Caffeine Pills
- Motion Sickness Pills
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Options
Addiction to any of these substances outlined can have a variety of effects and withdrawal symptoms. Ultimately receiving an initial assessment to discuss the specific substance and length of time used, will help provide a baseline to the best recommendations for treatment. The levels of care offered are detox, inpatient, residential, individual therapy, and sober living options. Depending on the individuals case, there are a number of treatment options that are available to help someone recovery from prescription drug abuse.
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Call 866-644-7911 to connect to a treatment center and receive a free confidential assessment that will review the individuals complete drug and alcohol use history, medical conditions, psych-social, and psychiatric conditions. Receive individualized support and guidance to you or your loved one and find you the best possible treatment option for your unique situation and needs.