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What is prescription medication detox

Detoxification is the process by which an individual comes off all prescription medication and other substances they have been taking. Detox is the first step in your recovery journey. It is the beginning of the rest of your life, drug and alcohol free. Throughout the prescription drug detox and treatment process here, your safety and comfort are our main priority. We offer a medically managed, fully supervised detox, in a safe and supportive environment, away from the chaos and environmental triggers associated with your prescription drug addiction.

For those addicted to prescription drugs, it can take time to get help, as the signs of addiction and requirement of a prescription drug detox are often more difficult to spot. This is because many addicts can function quite well on prescribed medication for a period of time. But it’s important to understand that without professional help, such as from a drug rehab, your addiction will only get progressively worse. The consequences can be severe, affecting your family life, relationships, mental and physical health and finances. Similarly, untreated prescription drug addiction can lead to the development of co-occurring addictions such as alcoholism.

Our prescription drug detox and withdrawal process forms part of our comprehensive rehab programme. This will help you to address the source of your addictive behaviours, and to learn how to cope with life without prescription medication by your side. Here at the Providence Projects, we want everyone to get well. What’s more, we know it’s possible.

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Prescription medication withdrawals

The range of withdrawal symptoms that you may experience during prescription drug detox will vary depending on the type of prescription medication you are addicted to, the amount you have been using and the frequency and longevity of your drug use. Symptoms are both physical and psychological, and their severity will range from mild to severe. Typically, the longer you have been abusing prescription medication, the more uncomfortable the detox process will be.

Psychological withdrawal symptoms of prescription drug detox are:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Intense Dreams
  • Confusion
  • Agitation

Physical withdrawal symptoms of prescription drug detox include:

  • Muscle Pain
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Shaking/Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Chills/ Goose Bumps
  • Stomach pains
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

Benefits of prescription medication rehab programmes

Undergoing a detox from prescription medication is rarely sufficient, on its own, for a person to recover. Addiction is a complex and multi-faceted illness, which usually requires therapy and a comprehensive drug rehab programme to get better. By engaging in our intensive and structured rehab programme, our clients learn the skills necessary to not only stop using and drinking, but to stay stopped.

Our range of drug rehab programmes are designed to help you explore the underlying psychological and emotional issues which motivated your addiction, and to ensure you stand the best chance of maintaining a successful, long-term recovery when you leave treatment. We have a team of highly experienced drug and alcohol counsellors to help you get to the root of your illness, identify the patterns in your addictive behaviours, and to understand the triggers that could lead to potential relapse in future.

Benefits of prescription drug detox and a private drug rehab also include:

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Prescription medication detox

Signs and symptoms of prescription drug addiction:

The following signs would highlight that you or a loved one may have a problem with prescription drugs:

  • Developing a tolerance to the prescription drug. This means you need to consume more and more of the drug in higher doses, in order to get the same initial effect.
  • Visiting multiple doctors for the same drugs
  • Ordering prescription medication online
  • Stealing
  • Intense cravings for prescription medication
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Experiencing a range of withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking or can’t obtain the prescription medication
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Getting help with a prescription drug detox

No matter how dire your situation may seem right now, we want to assure you that recovery is possible. With the right support and guidance, we know that any individual who is struggling with an addiction can recover and learn how to live life clean and sober.

We understand the loneliness, secrecy, shame and isolation that goes hand-in-hand with drug addiction. The torture of the daily battle you fight against your own mind and the cycle that seems it will never end. But we want you to know that there is a way out. Recovery is possible. It starts with taking that first step, and giving us a call today. If you would like to find out more information about staying at our private drug rehab clinic in Bournemouth, please give us a call today on 0800 955 0945, or fill out our quick and easy contact form.

Our team of expert addiction counsellors are on hand to talk you through your options and help you take that first, important step towards your recovery and the start of a better life. If you’d like to find out more about our prescription medication detox and rehab programmes, please give us a call today on 0800 955 0945.

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