Prescription Pill Detox
Prescription Pill Detox
What is Prescription Pill Addiction?
Prescription medications are necessary to maintain physical, mental, and emotional health. However, many types of prescription pills can be addictive. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, most of the population takes their prescription pills as directed by their doctor. Yet in 2017, over 15 million people abused their prescription medications. This includes opioid painkillers, benzodiazepines, and stimulant drugs to treat mental health disorders such as attention deficit disorder and other diagnoses.
If you or a loved one are addicted to prescription pills, there is help available. A medical detox can assist you in safely getting off prescription medication. There is light at the end of the tunnel even in the most difficult situations. Reach out for professional help and start healing today.
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What is a Prescription Pill Detox?
A prescription pill detox is a medical unit that helps people detox from prescription medications. A medically supervised detoxification is necessary when a person has become physically dependent on their prescription medications. Prescription drugs are identified as either opioid pain relievers, stimulants, and central nervous system depressants. All three can cause physical dependence, which will cause withdrawal symptoms. Prescription pill detox symptoms from these three classes of drugs, will each have their own set of withdrawal symptoms.
The medications that are prescribed to help a person detox from these substances work to reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms. Clients are allowed to rest and sleep while they are in our medically managed detox unit.
How long does Prescription pill detox take?
The amount of time it takes for someone to detox drugs from their body will depend on how long they were using the medications, what amount was used, and what the status is of their physical, mental, and emotional health. For some individuals, their prescription pill withdrawal symptoms might continue to affect them emotionally and mentally after the physical symptoms dissipate. Still, the physical symptoms from these three classes of prescription pills will generally require at least ten days and up to two or more weeks to be eliminated from a person’s system. After two weeks, most people who are addicted to prescription medications will be feeling better.
Why Prescription Pill Detox is Essential to Recovery
Addiction to prescription pills will also alter how the brain responds to stress and pleasure. People who have used prescription drugs addictively will have temporarily and, in some cases longer, made a negative impact on how their brain functions. One primary concern is that for a prescription pill addiction, these individuals will not achieve enough time abstinent from the drugs they are taking to allow their brains to return to a healthy status. That is why our Massachusetts prescription pill detox centers provide a full spectrum of medical care and attention to the person’s emotional and mental health. Helping someone detox is only the first yet vital step. The next step is helping the individual adapt to being drug-free.
Prescription Pill Detox Program
Evoke Wellness Massachusetts Prescription Pill detox program provides comprehensive medically managed detoxification for prescription pill addiction. Our detox unit I was overseen by a professional staff of addiction medicine experts. The detox unit is supervised by medical doctors, psychiatrists, licensed substance abuse counselors, and mental health practitioners.
All of the clients in the detox unit are allowed to rest and sleep until they are feeling stronger. Once they are ready, we provide one on one counseling, small group counseling, and regular psychiatric assessments. It is imperative to give medications to anyone who is physically dependent on prescription drugs. Without safe and effective taper protocols and preventive medicines, these individuals can easily experience a real emergency.