Just because some drugs are prescribed by a doctor, doesn’t mean they are safe to take recreationally. Many of these prescription drugs still have serious mind-altering effects and can be very addictive. Misuse of these drugs can easily lead to physical dependence.
Maybe you or someone you care about started taking prescription drugs on a medical basis, but things just got out of hand. We know what you’re going through. Making the decision to start a detox program is an incredibly courageous choice that will open the door to lifelong recovery.
Do I Need Prescription Drug Detox?
If you are addicted to prescription drugs, you will most likely need medically assisted detox to help manage any uncomfortable withdrawal side effects you experience. If you have only been misusing the drugs for a few days you may not need a full detox program, but you may still need medical observation.
Why Choose Medically Assisted Detox?
Abstaining from the abuse of prescription drugs is typically very difficult and uncomfortable to do on your own. We recommend that you choose a high-quality clinically monitored detox program to help rid your body of the toxins. A facility like Briarwood Detox Center will also be able to provide the therapeutic support needed to overcome emotional resistance to detox.
Depending on the person, the level of abuse, drug use history, and mental health history, the withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to very severe. This makes it all the more important to undergo prescription drug detox in a facility with medical professionals that will make sure you are safe and comfortable.
In addition, medically assisted detox doesn’t have to take place in a cold, hospital environment. Briarwood Detox Center is at convenient locations that are designed to make you feel at home while you are here completing your program. You’ll have a furnished, semi-private room in which to rest, modern living areas with plenty of seating for relaxing, and chef-prepared meals throughout your stay.
Managing Prescription Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
Depending on the prescription drug(s) being abused, the period of time it was consumed, and how much is being consumed, withdrawal symptoms may vary. Some of the most common ones may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bone and muscle pain
Our medical staff will monitor you regularly throughout your detox program to adjust your personalized plan as needed. We will also administer medications to comfortably taper down and manage your withdrawal symptoms.