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Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction in California

More than half of Americans take a prescription drug each month. Prescription drugs save lives as they are used to treat a variety of physical and mental health conditions. However, many prescription drugs also carry a potential for abuse and addiction.

Prescription drug abuse and addiction are widespread throughout the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that 16.1 million people ages 12 and older abused prescription medication in 2020.

Many people who misuse prescription drugs are under the impression that these drugs are safe because they are prescribed by a doctor. The truth is medications are only safe when they are taken as prescribed. If you begin taking a higher dose, taking your next dose too early, or crushing and snorting your pills, you are on your way to developing a substance use disorder.

An estimated 2 million people (or 11.9% of people who misuse prescription drugs) are addicted to the prescription drugs they are abusing. If you or someone you love is addicted to prescription drugs, you may require substance abuse treatment.

Arise Treatment Center offers a comprehensive prescription drug rehab program in Vista, California. Our addiction treatment program is complete with private medical detox, individualized treatment plans, and supportive aftercare. Instead of trying to overcome prescription drug addiction on our own, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Some prescription medications are more likely to be abused than others. Some of the most widely abused prescription drugs include:

  • Prescription opioids – Opioids are used to treat and manage pain. Commonly abused prescription opioids include hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lorcet), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), oxymorphone (Opana), morphine, codeine, and methadone. Among people aged 12 or older in 2020, an estimated 0.8% (or about 2.3 million people) had a prescription opioid use disorder.
  • Prescription benzodiazepines – Benzodiazepines are primarily prescribed to treat anxiety and seizure disorders. Commonly abused prescription benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), and Halcion (triazolam). Among people aged 12 and older in 2020, 1.7% (or about 4.8 million people) reported misusing benzodiazepines.
  • Prescription stimulants – Prescription stimulants such as Adderall, Vyvanse, and Ritalin are prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a daytime sleep disorder. Among people aged 12 and older in 2020, 1.8% (or about 5.1 million people) reported misusing prescription stimulants and an estimated 0.3% (or about 758,000 people) had a prescription stimulant use disorder.
  • Prescription tranquilizers and sedatives – These medications are often prescribed to treat insomnia, psychotic disorders, and more. Among people aged 12 or older in 2020, 2.2% (or about 6.2 million people) reported misusing prescription tranquilizers or sedatives and an estimated 0.4% (or about 1.2 million people) had a prescription tranquilizer or sedative use disorder.

Young adults are the heaviest users of prescription drugs, however, older adults and elderly patients are also at risk of prescription drug abuse and addiction.

Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

Identifying an addiction to prescription drugs can be tricky, especially if you are prescribed the medication you are addicted to by a practicing physician. If you take your medication exactly as prescribed, you are not likely addicted. Common signs of addiction include:

  • One or more failed attempts to stop abusing prescription drugs
  • Doctor shopping or going from one doctor to another to try and obtain multiple prescriptions
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you don’t take the substance you have been abusing
  • Having to take a higher dose to feel the desired effects (tolerance)
  • Your friends and family are concerned about your drug use
  • Lying to loved ones or being secretive about your drug use
  • Drug cravings
  • Feeling as though you must be high to function normally
  • Feelings of panic or anxiety when your prescription begins running low
  • Using prescription drugs in a way that they are not intended to be used (such as snorting, smoking, or injecting the drugs)
  • Continuing to use prescription drugs despite problems with your physical or mental health
  • Having a disregard for consequences because prescription drugs are the top priority.

If you believe you or a loved one are struggling with prescription drug addiction, please don’t hesitate to give us a call to see how we can help.

What to Expect at a Prescription Drug Rehab Center in California

Arise Treatment Center proudly offers a full continuum of addiction treatment services, starting with detox and concluding with aftercare. Each of our adaptable, evidence-based rehab services is uniquely designed based on your specific needs. The prescription drug rehab process typically involves:

  1. Intake and assessment – First, you’ll meet with our clinical team for a complete substance abuse evaluation. We will learn about your prescription drug abuse, previous treatment experiences, and personal goals. You will also complete a thorough physical exam and psychiatric evaluation so we can best determine your treatment needs.
  2. Prescription drug detox – Detoxing from prescription drugs can be uncomfortable, even dangerous in some situations. Most people start treatment with medically-assisted detox where we provide 24-hour medical care, allowing you to detox safely and comfortably in a supervised facility.
  3. Group and individual therapy – After detox, you will participate in group and individual therapy sessions in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Therapy can treat the underlying cause of your addiction, help you develop skills for relapse prevention, and treat any co-occurring disorders you may be struggling with.

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Treatment may also involve:

  • Case management
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Recreational therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Discharge planning
  • Aftercare support

Inpatient Prescription Drug Rehab

At Arise Treatment Center, our addiction treatment is designed so that you can move through various levels of care as you progress through your treatment regimen. Most patients begin with inpatient residential treatment.

Our residential facility provides a safe, supportive and peaceful environment with comfortable accommodations where you can focus and begin healing from prescription drug addiction. During your stay, you will live in private or semi-private rooms among other like-minded individuals as you participate in therapy, engage in healthy behaviors, and begin cultivating a sober mindset.

Attending treatment in a residential facility can help you focus solely on your recovery because you aren’t distracted by the outside world. It can help you prevent relapse while you try to uncover the underlying causes of your substance abuse.

Outpatient Prescription Drug Rehab

After completing inpatient rehab, we recommend transitioning into our outpatient prescription drug rehab program where you can obtain support as you adjust to living sober. Outpatient rehab can help you navigate early sobriety and practice relapse prevention skills under expert guidance. Our outpatient opioid treatment program uses evidence-based treatments and medication-assisted therapy to deliver highly-focused care so you can continue your recovery.

Outpatient rehab can also offer support to those who are unable to attend a residential program. Whether you have family, work, or school that is stopping you from seeking inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab is flexible enough to work with your schedule while providing you with the help you need.

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Arise Treatment Center is committed to helping you find practical solutions for prescription drug addiction. Through a combination of evidence-based treatments, medical detox, and multiple levels of care, we’re able to help people discover life outside of their addiction.

The first step toward recovery is asking for help. If you or a loved one are struggling with prescription drug addiction, please contact us today. Our dedicated admissions counselors are available now to verify your insurance, assess your needs, and help you get started. Call now to speak with an admissions coordinator or learn more about our prescription drug rehab program in California.


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