Rehabilitation for Prescription Drug Abuse
Once detoxification has been completed, there are several options, including attempting to overcome the addiction at home, without professional help, or enrolling in a prescription drug abuse treatment program conducted by professionals. Beachway Therapy Center, for example, has an in-patient, residential program with a direct entry option from the detox period in order to ensure that the vulnerable period after detoxification isn’t lost to sliding back to old behaviors.
If you should decide to go with professional treatment for painkiller addiction or other substances, there are a variety of options available that can be determined based on the specific needs of the individual. Individual counseling and therapy can be combined with group support work that helps addicts let go of destructive thoughts and behaviors, and learn new, more positive coping strategies. This type of individualized, closely monitored and controlled rehab for prescription drug addiction has the highest chance of success thanks to the close attention that is paid to an individual’s responses and needs during treatment.
Long Term Recovery
Once the intensive prescription drug abuse rehab period is over, patients must now bring the lessons and strategies learned in rehab into the everyday world. This doesn’t mean that recovering addicts are left to their own devices. Once again, places like Beachway Therapy Center also have outpatient programs that maintain progress and continuation of the recovery process.
Support from family and outside addiction support groups are also crucial at this stage to help reinforce the commitment to a new lifestyle and maintain discipline as recovering patients reintegrate. It’s important at this stage for those in recovery to be mindful of the situations that led to addiction in the first place and to avoid situations or people that might trigger a relapse in past behavior. It’s also important to remember how this addiction began in the first place. Honesty with doctors may be required, especially if you should become ill and a doctor is considering prescribing painkillers for increased comfort during recovery.
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