Prescription pill detox is a common detox program at Clearbrook Massachusetts because many medications prescribed by doctors have addictive qualities. Most of the pills are meant to help those suffering from pain or a mental health diagnosis, including anxiety, at a severe level. The effect of these drugs is initially to relieve the pain of the ailments but can turn into a way to escape everyday life.
Medications that are commonly abused:
- Opiates: OxyContin or Roxycontin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone), Demerol (meperidine), Roxanol (morphine), Actiq (fentanyl)
- Benzodiazepines: Valium (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Nembutal (pentobarbital), Klonopin (clonazepam), Ativan (lorazepam)
- Stimulants: Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall or Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)
Prescription drug abuse affects each individual differently, but it is important to heal from the addiction. The first step in healing is to detox, which is why at Clearbrook, we start with the medically monitored detox. The detox is where we will flush the drugs out of the system and treat any withdrawal symptoms in a controlled and safe environment.
Pill Withdrawal Symptoms
Some withdrawal symptoms that some people experience during a prescription pill detox can be mild but could also be a little more extreme. Our team of medical professionals is standing by and waiting to address and treat the symptoms as they come.
Common Withdrawal Symptoms:
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in mood
- Muscle pain
- Runny nose
- Sleeping difficulties
Some symptoms during the detox may vary depending on what drug the patient is addicted to, how long they were taking it, and the dosage they were taking.
Prescription Pill Addiction Treatment
Our team at our addiction treatment center is available 24 hours a day and is ready to provide addiction treatments. Starting the journey can be scary and often tough. Our team is here to support and guide you through it.
If you need more information about our drug and alcohol detox programs, contact our Massachusetts treatment center today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions about our drug treatment programs and therapies. Our goal is to provide you or a loved one with any help, guidance, or treatment that might be needed.