Prescription Drug Misuse
As prescription drugs are regulated and legally produced, they are often more potent than street drugs. This therefore means that there is a much higher risk of overdose. People can so easily access prescription drugs, and therefore this, along with the fact that there are so many different types of prescription drugs means that their use is likely to remain high.
One of the problems which are specific to prescription drugs. Is the fact that when prescription drugs are taken over a long period of time, it can cause long term effects upon the brain. The brain has a very specific chemical balance. When this is altered it can cause the brain to stop producing natural substances like endorphins. These are in fact natural pain killers.
Another great problem with prescription drugs is that there is a wide range of drugs given with the intention of treating an illness or pain, which can then be abused. It can range from opiates such as Valium to ADHD medication like Ritalin. Each drug must therefore have a different detox process and must be treated differently.
One of the services which the Haynes Clinic offers on our drug rehab programme is a detox, which is where they are able to slowly wean people off the drugs which they have been abusing. This is important because when the chemical makeup of the brain is altered by prescription drugs. It is very dangerous to simply stop taking the drug “cold turkey”, and it could have a number of effects including drastic changes in one’s blood pressure and panic attacks.
Prescription Treatment at the Haynes Clinic
The Haynes Clinic can offer you a way out of your addiction. You don’t need to suffer in silence anymore. There is hope. You can live a drug free, happy, fulfilled life. We would recommend a minimum of 28 days treatment which includes:
- Free Assessment – You can book a free assessment and come and look around our clinic without any obligations. Have a discussion with one of our addiction specialists, discuss the treatment program, any concerns that you have and learn about what you can gain from treatment at our clinic. To book a free assessment click here.
- Detox – You will have a consultation with our psychiatrist who will gather information on your medical, psychiatric and prescription drug history. The Psychiatrist will prescribe a medically assisted detox specialised for your requirements.
- Collection – If you need picking up we can collect you from your address for a small fee.
- Counselling – You will have specialist addiction and CBT groups and one-to-one counselling sessions. These will get behind the root cause of what you are trying to avoid with your drug taking and learn to live life on life’s terms, without the need to use.
- 12 Step Program – We will provide an introduction to the 12 Step Program and teach you the tools to live life clean when you leave treatment.
- AA/CA/NA – You will attend 4 external AA/CA/NA meetings a week, which will complement the 12-step program introduction. We advise that you attend these meetings when you leave rehabilitation to continue your recovery journey.
- Workshops – Group workshops tailored to our current clients such as: Anger Management, Resentments, Managing Emotions, Co-dependency, Understanding the neuroscience behind addiction, Step workshops and many more.
- Meditation, Yoga, Acupuncture and Massages – Learning to calm the mind and focus on mindfulness in recovery.
- Aftercare – We are here to support all our clients once they return home. We offer a free day’s counselling every Friday for up to a year after you leave us. You can get all the support you need and meet up with the friends you make when in treatment.
For free confidential advice call us on 01462 851414