When people think of “drug abuse” they usually think of illegal drugs like meth or heroin. But even prescription drugs can be abused and this trend is on the rise. More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, including both illicit drugs and prescription opioids, which is nearly a 200% increase in a decade.
Recognizing Prescription Drug Addiction
Like alcohol, prescription drug abuse can be hard to recognize because sometimes, they are legal. But there are red flags to look for, including:
- Drugs being used for something other than their recommended treatment (such as painkillers being used after an injury has healed)
- Someone having a prescription drug bottle that isn’t in their name or isn’t clearly labeled
- Changes in behavior, including paranoia, irregular sleep patterns, or clouded mental states
- High body temperature
- Intense focus
Get the Treatment You Deserve
People abuse prescription drugs for a number of reasons, including pain management, depression, and concentration problems. Identifying the reason behind the abuse is the first step in getting help. If you or a loved one is abusing prescription drugs, getting help at a reputable facility like True Recovery is within reach.
The True Recovery Difference
Our goal-oriented addiction treatment programs can help you make a successful recovery from addiction to prescription medications. Our extended-care programs provide individualized services, including prescription drug addiction treatment, in a safe and comfortable environment. If you’ve undergone prescription drug addiction treatment in the past or you’re seeking treatment for the first time, you’ll find that our alternative programs offer the service that you need for a successful recovery. Our intensive programs are customized to help you find your life’s passion and reach your recovery goals.
We accept most types of private insurance, and we’re happy to verify your insurance when you contact us. Call today to get started and to speak with an admissions counselor.