Prescription Medicine Addiction Treatment
At Recovery Ways it is not just about getting away from the stressors of life and stopping the use of prescription medication. It is about learning to take control and responsibility for life, finding a Higher Power and opening up to others. The treatment process at Recovery Ways focuses on the whole person, not just the physical addiction. Recovery is supported by caring and highly-qualified staff members who will guide you through the healing process while you gain hope, serenity and self knowledge…. a new way of looking at each aspect of your life; the mind, body, and spirit. All treatment programs at Recovery Ways include individualized care and personalized treatment plans, multiple weekly group and individual therapy based on the 12 steps, and a family program. If you or someone you love has a problem with prescription medication, Recovery Ways specializes in treating a wide variety of addictions and co-occurring disorders. For more information on how to get you or your loved one help, call us toll- free: 888-986-7848.
Information about the disease of Prescription Medication Addiction
Just fewer than 4% of all Americans, or 15 million people, are addicted to prescription medication. Unfortunately, this number has continued to grow over the past few years with no remission in sight. With the free wheeling willingness of many doctors and healthcare providers to prescribe these medications, it has gotten increasingly easier to obtain prescription medication in a highly legal and highly dangerous way.
A study conducted by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University revealed that an average of 4 out of every 10 doctors said that they received no formal educational training during their time in medical school as it related to the distribution of prescription drugs. Approximately 75% of all doctors polled stated that there was no curriculum designed to teach them about the illegal prospects that prescribing legal narcotics could assume.
Pharmacists were also included in this study. Surprisingly, just as many pharmacists said that they had little to no training since they were in pharmacy school relating to the disbursement of prescription medications to their customers. One-half of those pharmacists polled revealed that no training programs had been offered to them since pharmacy school that alerted them to the dangers plaguing those addicted to prescription medication.
Not only are prescription drugs easily attainable, they can also be very dangerous if abused over a long period of time. Many people are prescribed some type of medication to help them with an ailment or affliction. They allow us to lead more productive lives if we are suffering from some form of pain or disease. Prescription medication addicts, however, fall into the dangerous cycle of abusing legal drugs because they believe that these medications are the only way in which they will be able to go on living their normal lives.
Prescription drugs can also be extremely dangerous because the people that are usually abusing them do not have prescriptions and therefore have not been cautioned against the dangers that substances like alcohol, tobacco, or other medications being taken present to people taking prescription medications. Once a person gets addicted to legal forms of medication, it can be very difficult to get them to break the cycle that afflicts them.
With the love and support of family and friends along with the help of a dynamic addiction treatment program, people who are addicted to prescription medicine can find their way back to being their old self again. It is a battle that is ten times harder if you choose to fight it on your own, which is why you need to enlist the services of well-trained addiction specialists in order to regain control over your life once again.
Recovery Ways specializes in treating a wide variety of addictions and co-occurring disorders. For more information on how to get you or your loved one help, call us toll- free: 888-986-7848.