Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse has been declared an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data collected from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that almost one-third of first time drug users do so by taking a prescription drug non-medically.
Many individuals who misuse prescription drugs have ill-conceived notions that these substances are safer because they are prescribed by a doctor and dispensed by a pharmacist. Unfortunately, the brain responds to the chemicals in prescription drugs in the same manner that it responds to illicit drugs. Your brain is unable to distinguish the difference. More and more individuals are unknowingly becoming addicted to their prescription drugs, eventually seeking treatment for drug abuse.
A recent CDC study discovered prescription drugs were involved in more than half of overdose deaths – commonly the result of opioid pain relievers. This demonstrates the importance of prescription drug abuse treatment. Prescription drug addiction can make an individual feel helpless, particularly when it happens so quickly after casual or innocent prescription use. The Center has a solution. Our expert and compassionate staff devises customized treatment programs to help each individual address their dependence on prescription medications like benzodiazepines, opiates, and stimulants so you can overcome your obstacles and get your life back.