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Prescription Drug Addiction

Are you or a loved one suffering from prescription drug addiction?

At The Plymouth House we know just how devastating prescription drug addiction can be. Prescription drug addiction affects roughly 18 million men and women across the country on an annual basis, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. There are three types of prescription medication that are commonly abused — prescription painkillers, prescription stimulants and central nervous system depressants (benzodiazepines and barbiturates). The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that there were 2 million new cases of prescription painkiller addiction in 2016, 1.5 million new cases of prescription stimulant addiction, 1 million new cases of prescription tranquilizer addiction and 271,000 new cases of prescription sedative addiction.

But… There is hope! The Plymouth House has helped hundreds of men and women of all ages overcome prescription drug addiction. The Plymouth House program utilizes a powerful combination of intensive 12-Step work, individual, group and family therapy, recreational activities and holistic treatments proven to help our guests overcome prescription drug addiction and go on to lead happy, fulfilling lives.

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Types of Prescription Drugs:

  • Prescription opioids – This category of prescription drug includes medications that are most commonly used to treat pain-related issues, and includes oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and morphine.
  • Prescription stimulants – Most prescription stimulants are used to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and include drugs like Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta. These medications are widely known as “study drugs” because they are misused by high school and college students in order to increase alertness and the ability to stay awake and concentrate for extended periods of time.
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressants – This category includes benzodiazepines and barbiturates, which are most commonly used to treat anxiety disorders and sleep-related disorders like insomnia. Some examples of brand name CNS depressants include Valium, Xanax and Klonopin.

Each type of prescription medication presents its own set of problems when misused. For example, misusing prescription painkillers can easily lead to overdose. Abusing prescription stimulants can lead to the development of mental health conditions like anxiety or panic disorder. Over the course of the past several years, more and more people have been losing their lives to accidental prescription drug overdose. However, overdose is only one of the many serious consequences associated with prescription drug misuse. If you or someone you love has been struggling with a substance abuse disorder of any kind, we are available to help. Contact us today to learn more about our addiction treatment program and our New Hampshire treatment facility.

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Prescription Drug Addiction
Signs & Symptoms

If you are not sure whether or not prescription drug use has progressed to a physical and psychological dependency, there are several signs and symptoms to look for.

Symptoms of Prescription Drug Abuse & Addiction:

  • Using more of the prescription medication than intended for a longer period of time than intended
  • Increasing the dose of a medication without the approval of a prescribing physician
  • Engaging in drug-seeking behavior, like attempting to get more than one written prescription at a time or searching medicine cabinets for unused prescriptions
  • Suffering a range of personal consequences (legal, financial, physical or interpersonal) as a direct result of prescription drug misuse
  • Decreased performance at work or at school
  • A lack of interest in activities and hobbies that were previously enjoyed
  • Increased social isolation/spending more time away from close friends and family members
  • Seemingly erratic behavior and mood swings
  • Attempting to cut back on the amount of the drug being taken but being unable to do so
  • Developing a physical tolerance, meaning a higher dose is required in order for the same effects to be produced
  • Experiencing symptoms of withdrawal when prescription drug use is stopped suddenly

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Prescription Drug Addiction
Treatment Options

When it comes to effectively treating prescription drug addiction there are numerous options available. A targeted program of clinical care combined with the 12 Steps and other health and wellness activities and is beneficial. Because prescription drug addiction affects every area of life, it is crucial that addiction treatment focuses on a thorough restoration of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

At The Plymouth House we utilize a range of treatment methods including:

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When it comes to effectively treating prescription drug addiction there are numerous options available. A targeted program of clinical care combined with the 12 Steps and other health and wellness activities and is beneficial. Because prescription drug addiction affects every area of life, it is crucial that addiction treatment focuses on a thorough restoration of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

At The Plymouth House we utilize a range of treatment methods including:

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    Getting started on your personal journey of addiction recovery, or helping your loved one get started, is as easy as picking up the phone and making the initial phone call. Our experienced team of Treatment Advisors will personally work with you from your first contact with us until the day that you arrive at The Plymouth House. We know that in most cases guests and their families have a myriad of questions regarding available treatment options, insurance and other coverage options, our gender-specific facilities and more admissions details. The Plymouth House works with many major in-network and out-of-network health insurance companies. Contact us and we will be happy to assist you in making the right choices for your unique situation.

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