Prescription drugs contain psychoactive substances that carry a high potential for abuse. People taking prescribed medications could become addicted when these drugs are abused. Many people turn to illicit substances as substitutes. Prescription drug abuse is a serious condition that requires a certified prescription drug abuse rehab program to treat.
Opioid medications are commonly prescribed for treating chronic pain. Commonly prescribed opioids are: morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone
Sedatives are prescribed for treating anxiety and sleeplessness. Commonly prescribed sedatives are: alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, eszopiclone, zaleplon, zolpidem
Stimulants are prescribed for treating hyperactivity disorders and obesity. Commonly prescribed stimulants are: dextroamphetamine, methylphenidate, amphetamines
Opioid drugs: Constipation, depression, low blood pressure, slowed breathing, disorientation, sweats
Sedatives, anti-anxiety medications: Insomnia, disorientation, poor coordination, poor judgment
Stimulants: Weight loss, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, elevated blood pressure, heartbeat irregularities, restlessness, impulsiveness
The DEA Schedule of Drugs is a system for classifying prescription drugs using Schedule II through V. Schedule I drugs have no approved medical use and include drugs like heroin and LSD. Since prescription drugs do have medical uses, they are Schedule II and higher. The lower the level, the higher the drug has potential for abuse.
Schedule II (High abuse potential, psychological or physical dependence, considered dangerous):
Schedule III (Moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence):
Schedule IV (Low abuse potential, low risk of dependence):
Schedule V (Lower abuse potential abuse than Schedule IV):
Prescription drug abuse carries numerous health risks.
Medication and psychotherapy are needed for any unresolved issues affecting mental health.
Treatment focuses on controlling physical symptoms and any mental health issues. Adderall and Ambien addicts can experience withdrawal.
Buprenorphine – alleviates withdrawal symptoms and acute pain
Methadone – assists patients in making the transition towards abstinence.
Hydrocodone addiction needs a medical detox to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and maintenance medication to continue successful sobriety.
Buprenorphine – relieves pain due to withdrawal
Nalaxone – reverses opioid overdose
Naltrexone – blocks the brain’s opioid receptors
Methadone – helps the transition towards abstinence by imitating some effects of hydrocodone.
Hydrocodone addiction needs a medical detox for withdrawal and maintenance medication to continue abstaining.
Suboxone – fills opioid receptors in the brain without euphoric effects, minimizes withdrawal symptoms and is a maintenance drug
Xanax – for panic disorders, anxiety and relieves symptoms of opiates withdrawal
Drug Treatment Centers Brentwood can help with prescription drug abuse. Call us at 631-729-7141 for help. Talk with our staff about our prescription pill abuse treatment programs. We have the medical detox, psychotherapy, behavioral and aftercare programs which make a comprehensive and effective treatment plan. There is no need for you or a loved one to suffer from prescription drug abuse any longer. We are here to help.