Detox and Rehab for Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States. According to statistics, an estimated 20 percent of Americans abuse prescription drugs. Misuse and long-term use of prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Valium, Xanax, Ritalin and Adderall can quickly spiral into dependency and addiction. Once dependency occurs, a person’s best hope of recovery is to enter a detox and rehab for prescription drug abuse.

Detox for Prescription Drug Abuse

Long-term use or abuse of prescription drugs can lead to physical dependence. The safest way to come off prescription drugs if you’re dependent is to undergo detox at a prescription drug rehab. Detoxification will flush out all of the painkiller’s toxic residue and purify body so the unwanted effects of the drug are no longer present.

During the initial stages of prescription drug detox, physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms will appear. The nature and severity of these withdrawal symptoms vary greatly depending on the type of prescription drug used and the frequency of use, but a good detoxification program will provide medical and supervised care to help alleviate and even eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms of drug withdrawal.

Withdrawal from prescription drugs can cause anxiety, depression and intense psychological pain that causes the person to falsely believe that they have to take painkillers in order to survive. Physical withdrawal symptoms from prescription drugs include:

  • Nausea
  • Cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Hot/cold sweats
  • Joint and muscle pain

Rehab for Prescription Drug Abuse

The second step of prescription drug addiction treatment is treating the mental addiction to the drugs. Even when the addict wants to be sober, the mind will tell the addict it needs more pills in order to function. Undergoing addiction treatment at a prescription drug rehab will provide a safe, supportive environment free of temptation and access to pills so that the mental addiction can be broken.

There are many different types of drug rehabs, but the best type of drug rehab for prescription drug abuse is residential treatment. Residential treatment for prescription drug abuse provides a structured environment that’s free of temptations and distractions, and provides round-the-clock care and support to help the individual focus on recovery. Residential treatment programs will provide supervised detoxification from the prescription drug’s harmful toxins, individual and group therapy to learn new behavior skills, and holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation and equine therapies to heal the spirit and mind as well as the body.

Prescription drug abuse can lead to serious health consequences and addiction if left untreated. If you or someone you love is misusing prescription drugs, a prescription drug rehab can help you break your addiction and regain control over your life.

Don’t let prescription drug abuse define who you are any longer. Get the help you need and deserve at a quality prescription drug rehab.

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5 Responses to “Detox and Rehab for Prescription Drug Abuse”

  1. Anna

    I am a long time perscription taker due to medical issues got off for five years and delt with pain now after that i got pregnant after a leep surgery to remove precancer cells we both made it but she came three months early. My doctor put me on narcos and xanex for two years now if just found out im Hep C positive cause i had ammoniain my brain. doctor five months ago when if found out in hospital after doing sooo well put me on oxycodoen and now i am addictated again and will not percibe me anything else. If have medicaid insurance if want help off and get my liver better so i can have a chance for a longer life for my kids. Please let me know if you can help money is a issue for me but if know somewere out there there has to be help. Im ready today for a new life. Thank you for your time

  2. Kelly Borden

    Hi Anna – Please contact us at 866-768-6719 for help and more information.

  3. brandi

    Hi I am writing in regards to my mother who is addicted to prescription pills and alcohol. I am looking for a holistic approach because she has been to many rehabs, whom in turn just end up giving her more PILLS after she is released!? They do this because she makes them believe she has anxiety, bi polar, pain, and post traumatic stress and maybe she does but isn’t there another way? She needs techniques to cope and deal without all the narcotics. She has just beat breast cancer her son (my brother) died in 2003 and she uses that to continue using. Anyway sorry for rambling She has state medical. Would this facility be something that could possibly help her?
    Thank you for your time
    Brandi Rogers

  4. Casa Palmera

    Hi Brandi – Thank you for your comment. We may be able to help your mother, for more information on our programs and services please contact 1-866-768-6719 or email

  5. Lisa S.

    I am a heavy combination of prescription drugs such as topomax, Geodon, Welbutrin, Lamictal and also Metform for sugar diabetes. I have been lableed bi polar, manic with depression, severe deprression, post traumatic stress disorder, z

    All i know iss I take more than 20 pills a day that are prescribed for me and I havve never felt worse. I need help and I cant find anyone who will listen.

    I am so tired of tryimg ti deal with this crap all the time But please help me get some help.