Prescription Drug Treatment
Recent studies have shown an increase in prescription drug abuse for non medical reasons in recent years. Surveys have also shown increase in our nation's youth in experimentation with prescription medications. Many of these medications are highly addictive in nature and the forming of an addiction to prescription medications can be more dangerous then most individuals think. For addiction problems with prescription drugs there is treatment and effective programs like a drug rehab center.
Cirque Lodge, Sundance Utah, is a nationally recognized prescription drug rehab program. We specialize in all forms of treatment for chemical dependence. Our drug rehab
program is dedicated to dealing with all aspects to prescription drug addiction. We are a dual diagnosis facility. This insures individuals with preexisting mood and emotional conditions will receive the appropriate addiction treatment for these conditions. For some individuals prescription drug addiction is coupled with forms of alcohol addiction as well. At Cirque Lodge, drug treatment focuses on each of these cases specifically, and provides alcohol rehab elements when required. This provides a better outcome and recovery for residents with these types of specific addiction.
The Concern of Prescription Drugs
The increase in concern for prescription addiction comes from the availability of these medications. Medical professionals prescribe these medications to treat pain all the time. When used according to medical instruction, these medications are quite effective at treating the symptoms that they are prescribed for. Pain relief medications with a morphine base such as Vicodin and Percocet are highly effective at treating pain. However, morphine based medications also are highly addictive.
A recent concern has also been developed surrounding the pharmaceutical OxyContin. This drug is similar to other morphine based pain relievers with some distinct differences. OxyContin (the brand name for oxycodone hydrocodone) is a prescription medication chiefly prescribed for the most severe cases of pain and chronic symptoms. OxyContin is made up of materials that remain in the system longer then normal pain relief meds. It's time release capsules extend its effects up to 12 hours which is why it is sought after by addicts. Some advanced cases of heroin users also abuse OxyContin to maintain a feeling of normalcy. The issue with an OxyContin addiction is in highly addictive makeup. This can make an OxyContin addiction difficult to treat.
Recent advances in the battle against prescription drug addiction
have been taken to make it more difficult for drug addicts. Medical and pharmaceutical professionals have access to prescription databases to ensure they are prescribing individuals accordingly. Law enforcement agencies also have access to these databases for monitoring of any peculiar activity. For those individuals who have prescription drug addictions, treatment is available to bring a stop to these addictive practices.
Education in Drug Treatment
Part of treatment is to address and educate the addict. Most individuals struggling with chemical dependency are unaware of what these behaviors are doing to self and to family. A number of different workshops and lectures are provided to teach more fully the concepts of alcoholism and drug addiction. This education can help the addict to better understand their malady and their behavior. These workshops are also used to teach concepts of recovery and skills for relapse prevention.
A specialized family program is also offered to the residents and their loved ones. Family Week is a four day long program that is intended to provided education and treatment for the loved ones of residents. This education can help to teach family members about the struggles with prescription drug abuse, and raise awareness on the system within the home. The family can play an imperative part to the recovery process. Family Week offers different workshops and lectures to prepare loved ones for this role.
Effective Treatment for Prescription Addiction
Effective treatment comes from providing a number of drug rehab modalities. At Cirque Lodge, we utilize a number of treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy and independent counseling. Our mountain environment is the perfect place to bring and end to addiction and beginning life free from addictions and suffering.
Many times the addiction is only masking the problem at hand. Individuals might have a history of abuse or traumatic experiences may drive an individual to self medicate. At Cirque Lodge drug rehab center
, we believe in taking a proactive approach to these underlying conditions with independent counseling. This type of counseling allows these issues to be resolved. Resolving these issues will help provide much needed balance to the troubled mind and make it easier at treating the addiction and helping the individual within their areas of need.
Cirque Lodge drug rehab center can help you or your loved one who is dealing with an addiction to prescription medications. A caring environment can be ideal for coming to grips with the problems of substance abuse and also the life problems that can be fueling them. To begin the process of healing and recovery, call today at 1-877-997-3422 for more on the prescription drug treatment program that we offer and answers to questions you may have about treatment and recovery.