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Abusing Prescription Drugs
Prescription drug abuse can lead to substance abuse disorder and several other health problems.
Prescription opioids are used to treat chronic or severe pain. However, their misuse has led to an opioid epidemic in the US. Opioids are highly addictive and a reported 50,000 people died of an opioid-related death in 2019.
Prescription stimulants are commonly prescribed to treat conditions such as ADHD. While this medication is highly effective when used as directed, it can cause a list of health complications if misused.
Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed to treat anxiety because they produce a sedative effect within the brain. However, these drugs can also be habit-forming and can lead to addiction when not taken as directed.
Most Abused Drugs
Prescription drugs have become some of the most abused drugs, from painkillers to stimulants and anxiety medication.
The most abused opioid painkiller (OxyContin, Percocet).
The most prescribed opioid painkiller (Vicodin, Norco).
The most potent—and deadly—synthetic opioid drug.
Illegal drugs remain a serious scourge on our society, and their dominance has only risen.
Illegal, addictive opiate derived from morphine.
Dangerous stimulant that leads to permanent physical damage.
Highly addictive stimulant with risk for containing hidden fentanyl.
Alcohol Use Disorder
Drinking alcohol is widely accepted and often a part of special events, celebrations, gatherings, holidays, and more. But alcohol abuse can cause several health issues and lead to harm for both the drinker and those around them.
Alcohol is a depressant that is considered socially acceptable to consume in a variety of settings. However, excessive use can lead to health problems and increase a person's risk for accident or injury due to their lowered inhibitions.
Signs of Alcoholism
It is not always easy to tell when someone has crossed the line into alcohol addiction, especially since alcohol seems present at every social event. So where is the line between “grabbing drinks after work” and creating a debilitating habit?
When alcohol abuse begins to interfere with someone’s life, it’s time to look at treatment for alcoholism. This process typically starts with a detox program and can be followed by various rehab solutions, including inpatient and outpatient options.
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Addiction Treatment Options
Addiction is a treatable condition, and we’re here to help you get the support you need. There are many options for recovery programs and additional guidance when battling addiction. Take a look at some of the options available.
Prescription Opioid Rehab
Some people may find themselves becoming dependent on an opioid prescription they already have while others may be using prescription opioids illegally. There are programs available for all types of people who are struggling with prescription opioid misuse.
Heroin Addiction Rehab
Heroin addiction is a debilitating condition that can be very difficult to stop without guidance and support. There are both inpatient and outpatient programs available to help you quit your heroin use as well as get through withdrawals as comfortably as possible.
Meth Addiction Rehab
Meth addiction can lead to many health complications, from rotted teeth and acne to heart attack and stroke. Stopping meth use as early as possible gives users the best chance at recovering from the toll that meth has taken on their bodies.
Prescription Simulant Rehab
Prescription stimulants are typically given to patients to treat ADHD but these medications are often abused, leading to addiction. You can stop your prescription stimulant abuse once and for all by getting the right kind of treatment for your level of addiction.
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