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Learn More About Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
Learn more about prescription drug addiction treatment at Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN
Every day people go to their doctor for medication. In most situations, these people take the drugs exactly as prescribed, dosages at the proper time and frequency, and then stop when the course for the drugs is over. For some, however, prescription drug abuse becomes an addiction. Prescription drug abuse is the use of prescription medication in a manner that was not intended by the prescribing physician and can affect anyone, anywhere. There is an erroneous, yet prevailing belief among millions that simply because a medication was prescribed by a physician, it is safe. This could not be further from the truth. All prescription drugs have side effects, some more life-threatening than others, and for individuals who abuse prescription drugs, these side effects can cost them everything.
There are three classes of prescription drugs that are considered to be of high potential for abuse. Stimulants, such as Adderall or Ritalin, used to treat narcolepsy or ADHD, are used to provide boosts of energy and heightened mental acuity. Opioid narcotics, such as hydrocodone or oxycodone, are prescription painkillers used to manage chronic or extreme pain. These drugs often cause feelings of well being and joy to the user, which can be quite wonderful. Sedative/hypnotics, such as benzodiazepines like Xanax or Ativan, are prescribed for various anxiety and sleep disorders. These drugs are often diverted and abused to provide a sense of blissful calm relaxation.
Many individuals abuse prescription drugs together or mix them with illegal drugs to intensify the effects. Individuals who abuse downers, such as opioids or benzodiazepines often combine them with other respiratory depressants such as alcohol or heroin to increase feelings of intoxication. The combination of downers can lead to respiratory depression, coma, and death. Others mix uppers, such as stimulants, with downers, such as narcotics, in order to produce a mellow burst of energy and wellbeing. This deadly combination can lead to cardiovascular collapse and death.
At Options Behavioral Health, we understand how easy it can be to be hooked on prescription pills – especially since most consider this to be a “safe addiction.” We know that the challenges of treating an addiction to prescription pills may feel insurmountable, but our combined years of expertise in helping people just like you get clean – and stay clean – will allow us to help you see a bright, sober future.
Why Consider Treatment
Why consider treatment for prescription drug addiction at Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN
Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic in the United States that can cost individuals far more than their copay. You may lose your job due to poor attendance or erratic work performance. Your income may be crippled if you resort to buying these drugs from the street or off the internet. You may find loved ones and friends have left you behind, unable to watch you spiral down the rabbit hole. You may wake up to realize you’re alone, hopeless, and unable to quit the pills.
At Options Behavioral Health, our compassionate staff treats each person who comes to us for help with the dignity and respect they deserve while undergoing prescription drug rehab. We’ll tirelessly advocate for you, making certain you get the right treatments at the right time. We’ll spend much time getting to know you, making you feel comfortable, so that we can work together to help you tackle your prescription drug addiction once and for all.
Options Behavioral Health System philosophy and treatment benefits
At Options Behavioral Health, we strive to be a beacon of light for our community and those who come to us for help. We want to get to know you – the real you – so that we can work together to devise the most appropriate treatment plan using the most scientifically validated approaches to addiction management. We know that you’re more than a constellation of symptoms – you’re a real person with hopes and dreams, wants and desires, and needs. When you’re at Options, we’ll treat the whole you – mind, body, and soul.
Types of Treatment
Types of prescription drug addiction treatment offered at Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN
When you come to us for help, you’ll first undergo a complete medical and psychological evaluation. The results of this medical examination will allow us to assess your body’s level of dependence upon drugs or alcohol as well as diagnose any medical conditions related to your drug abuse. The results of the psychological examination will allow us to determine if you’re struggling with co-occurring mental illnesses and the degree to which you are psychologically dependent upon prescription drugs.
If it has been determined that you are in need of proper detoxification before you enter into our inpatient addiction treatment program, you’ll first enter our medically monitored detox program. We know that the concept of detox can be very frightening for many people, so we are certain to explain everything we are doing before we do it so that there are no surprises for you. We’ll safely and effectively remove the prescription drugs in your system and ensure that you are medically stable and supported through the whole process. When you have completed detox and are deemed medically stable, you will transfer to our inpatient addiction rehab program.
Medications may be used at the beginning of your stay with us to manage unpleasant withdrawal symptoms or other symptoms that you may present with. Some individuals are able to taper down the medication as they learn more effective coping mechanisms while others may require long-term medication therapy to help manage any co-occurring disorders. The usage of medication will be determined by your treatment team.
Individual therapy is used during your stay with us to allow you some private time to process your feelings about your prescription drug abuse. You may use this time to discuss coping mechanisms, relapse prevention techniques, and how to cope with problems caused by your prescription drug abuse.
Group therapy is an excellent form of therapy for individuals who are struggling with recovery from addiction. Working alongside your peers who are struggling with similar challenges, you’ll benefit from their knowledge and experience as well as process the emotions related to your recovery in a group setting. We offer both process-based and psychoeducational groups each day.
Addiction is a disease that impacts the whole family, so we aim to include your loved ones in your recovery from prescription drug abuse as much as possible. We’ll use family therapy sessions to educate your loved ones about your addiction, recovery, and continued sobriety. We’ll also use these sessions as a means to discuss the rifts in family dynamics caused by addiction and begin the process of slowly mending these challenges. In addition, we’ll provide your loved ones with referrals to outside resources to best allow them to continue to process and heal.
Continuing care and levels of treatment for prescription drug addiction
As all good things must come to an end, so must our time together. You’ll work alongside your treatment team to develop an aftercare plan that appropriately addresses your continuing care needs. If you have made enough progress to consider discharging to home, we’ll work with you to find a local provider for traditional outpatient therapy. Another option is to participate in a longer-term rehab program, where you can build upon the foundation and success you have created with Options staff. Our discharge planners will do their best to help you find a program that will work with your insurance and locate the best program possible.