Prescribing an Addiction
Throughout the past twenty years, the number of people with addiction issues related to prescription drugs has risen dramatically throughout the country. Medications like Percocet, Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall, and Klonopin have been widely abused and are highly addictive. Eagle Recovery understands that keeping a client comfortable through this trying time is extremely important to their long-term success.
Prescription medications can be extremely helpful for people who have gone through surgery, suffer from severe anxiety or panic disorders. Sadly, some of the medications that help people have very high abuse potential. One of the most commonly abused and sought-after categories of street drugs is prescription drugs. More than 70% of current heroin addicts began using opiates as pills. In response to price increases, they turned to heroin, a cheaper and more potent alternative.
Call us today for more information on prescription drug abuse programs if you or someone you care about has become physically dependent on pills.
Recreational users of prescription drugs are more likely to become dependent on them. They tend to take much more than what a doctor would prescribe, and they can do this several times throughout the day. Please get help from a prescription drug detox center if you or a loved one are struggling with pills or exhibiting signs of prescription drug abuse.
A Cold Turkey Detox
Those who are physically and mentally addicted to pills may attempt to detox themselves at home without proper medication or supervision. This is never recommended by medical or prescription drug abuse program professionals. It will not only be excruciating and challenging, but it can also be dangerous. People who are addicted to narcotic prescription drugs will face various physically painful and mentally draining symptoms if they stop cold turkey.
Those who have built up a tolerance to these substances like Xanax, Klonopin, Percocet and Vicodin will need detoxification to help getting off prescription drugs and avoid the withdrawal symptoms. Without proper medications, one may experience symptoms such as cold sweats, insomnia, muscle aches, vomiting, goosebumps, crawling skin, sneezing, watering eyes, diarrhea, nausea, racing thoughts, intense drug cravings, anxiety, and mood swings.
People who struggle with an addiction to this drug class are at a high risk of developing a grand-mal seizure if they are not appropriately detoxed. Eventually, this can lead to brain failure and/or heart failure, which can be fatal.