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What starts as an experiment can soon develop into a full-fledged dependence and addiction with severe health consequences. Abusing prescription medication not only affects an individual negatively but also affects those around. For a long-lasting recovery, a treatment program often combines detoxification along with psychotherapies under 24/7 medical supervision. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Center Arizona

Aizona Prescription Abuse Helpline
  • Overcome Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Call Our 24/7 Helpline
  • (866) 692-3563
  • and Find Treatment Today!

About Prescription Drug Addicttion
  • Prescription drug abuse affects X many people in
    the United States alone. Prescription drug abuse
    occurs when an individual is using their
    medication for purposes other than what is was
    prescribed for such as getting high or for
    gaining better concentration. When someone is
    addicted to a medication they must continue to
    use it regardless of the harm it is causing to
    them physically or mentally. In these
    circumstances, prescription drug abuse can take
    over someones life and in some cases bring it to
    an end. This doesnt have to happen though. For
    those abusing prescription drugs, help is
    available. By seeking treatment, a person can
    regain their old self. Many treatment centers
    will combine the use of medication and therapy to
    provide the best possible recovery and ensure
    that it lasts.
  • Call Our 24/7 Helpline
  • (866) 692-3563

Prescription Drug Abuse
  • One of the most rapidly increasing substance
    abuse concerns nationwide is that of misuse of
    prescription drugs. There are a number of people
    who are given prescription medication for healing
    purposes but many end up abusing them. If someone
    is taking more of a medication than prescribed,
    taking someone elses medication or using their
    medication to get high, it means they are abusing
    it. Some of the most commonly abused medications
    include stimulants, opioids and benzodiazepines.
    Abusing prescription medication can have a host
    of consequences from forming a dependence on the
    drug to developing health issues as a result of
    abusing too much of the medication. Whether a
    person is starting to abuse a medication or is
    fully addicted to it, help should be sought
    sooner rather than later.
  • Call Our 24/7 Helpline
  • (866) 692-3563

Stimulant Abuse
  • Stimulant abuse involves the abuse of medications
    that include amphetamines like Adderall and
    methylphenidate like Ritalin or Concerta.
    Normally stimulants are prescribed to treat
    issues such as attention-deficit hyperactivity
    disorder by creating a calming or focusing
    effect. Unfortunately these stimulant medications
    can be abused to help a person lose weight,
    perform better in school or just to get the
    effect of the euphoria they can create.
  • Signs that a person is abusing stimulants can
  • An increased body temperature
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased fatigue and appetite
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Euphoria
  • Call Our 24/7 Helpline
  • (866) 692-3563

Danger Of Prescription Drug Abuse
  • As can be expected there are multiple dangers
    attached to abusing prescription medications.
  • Prescription abuse can harm a persons physical
    and psychological health. In some cases abuse of
    medications can lead to the development of mood
    disorders such as anxiety or depression. It can
    also cause lowered cognitive ability, memory
    problems, heart problems and other issues with a
    persons organs.
  • There is also the possibility of a persons
    prescription abuse leading to legal
    complications. If the individual is caught taking
    anothers medication, he or she could face
    charges of prescription fraud forgery. Those
    under the influence are also more likely to
    engage in criminal behavior.
  • There is also danger attached to a person
    withdrawing from these medications. Withdrawal
    symptoms can include perspiration, agitation,
    nausea and more. Those withdrawing from opioids
    could encounter nausea, vomiting and pain in
    their bones. Stimulants withdrawal could cause
    exhaustion and sleep problems. In most cases it
    is better for a person to find an effective detox
    program to help them through the withdrawal

Treatment Program
  • One of the most alarming trends in recent years
    has been the growth of prescription drug abuse.
    Many are now turning to this form of medication
    misuse, as some are under the false impression
    that this is a safer alternative than using
    illicit drugs. Yet there can be numerous dangers
    associated with such substances, including the
    development of physical dependence. Additional
    health dangers such as overdose, especially when
    medications are combined with other substances,
    are also possible. Much like with the abuse and
    addiction to illicit drugs it is often best that
    an individual who wishes to break free of their
    destructive habits seek recovery through a
    treatment program. Some may be hesitant or
    resistant to accept treatment. This can be
    understandable, as addiction could have
    progressed to the point that the person is
    fearful to undergo withdrawals. Yet the odds of
    success can be much greater if the person in
    enrolled in a professional treatment program.
    Many effective treatment programs will utilize a
    safe detox treatment, medication if necessary and
    different forms of therapy to provide their
    clients with a thorough and long lasting recovery.

  • Detox and withdrawal will always be the first
    step to recovery. This step may often be what
    keeps an individual from pursuing a life of
    sobriety as it can be uncomfortable for many as
    the substance leaves their body.
  • In some cases a person can bear down and get
    through their withdrawal at home but this is not
    suggested. It is often better to seek help with a
    detox program. Hospitals can provide detox
    services and some treatment providers have them
    available too. A detox program will keep an
    individual safe while they go through the
    withdrawal process, marking the state of their
    mental and physical well-being and helping to
    ease the process with medication when necessary.
  • Once a person has gone through detox they can
    truly focus on their recovery.
  • Call Our 24/7 Helpline
  • (866) 692-3563

Therapy Options
  • Much like how there are multiple options
    available for medication that can help with
    recovery, there are also different types of
    therapy that can aid someone in their pursuit of
    sobriety. Individual and group therapies are
    available to help clients with their treatment.
    Some, such as Cognitive-behavioral therapy, will
    seek to help the client identify the connection
    between their thoughts and behaviors and allow
    them to change their thinking to support less
    destructive behaviors. Other therapies will help
    clients identify harmful patterns in their
    day-to-day living and guide them to change their
    lifestyle so that situations and social groups
    related to prescription abuse can be more easily
    avoided. Still other forms of therapy can help a
    person focus on building life skills, dealing
    with past trauma, coping with symptoms of a
    mental health disorder and so on. There are even
    therapies that focus on ones physical health
    such as recreational therapy, yoga, diet and
    nutritional planning and so on. Ultimately, what
    therapies are suggested for a client will depend
    solely upon his or her individual circumstances.
  • Call _at_ (866) 692-3563

Contact Us
  • Overcome Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Call Our 24/7 Helpline
  • (866) 692-3563
  • and Find Treatment Today!
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