Prescription drug abuse or utilizing these substances to “get high” or feel euphoria is on the rise. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that unintentional overdose from prescription drugs has quadrupled since 1999 and surpassed deaths associated with heroin and cocaine since 2002. Much of the abuse has been attributed to a fixation in the medical community to recognize and aggressively treat subjective diagnosis of pain by patients.
Several prescription drugs are typically abused and lead to dependence. The primary classes of these drugs are as follows:
Prescription drug abuse has the potential to be extremely dangerous. A primary side-effect that may lead to death is dramatic reduction in respiratory function. Additionally, many prescription drugs may lead to physical addiction and thus, may be followed by severe withdrawal symptoms upon cessation. For example, Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms has a potential for respiratory depression and potential death if not treated by professionals.
SLO Recovery Centers Treatment Center in Florida, specializes in treatment of prescription drug addiction. Our first step in the process is to assess the patient to determine whether detox is necessary. In this case, we refer the client to one of our preferred detox centers whereby medically assisted drugs are utilized to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal. After detox, the client returns to SLO Recovery Centers whereby the client is capable of addressing core underlying issues that have led to substance abuse and dependence. Moreover, the community will provide support and love as the client continues on his journey to recovery. SLO Recovery Centers is built on healthy attachments, love and strong community support.