Prescription Drug Rehab Treatment Centers
At Sprout Health New Jersey, we think it is a good thing to involve families in the therapy process.
Millions of people in the nation are prescribe prescription drugs. It is little wonder the country consumes 80 percent of the world’s supply of prescription drugs. People, suffering from stress and pain from personal injuries are becoming addicted to prescription drugs at an alarming rate. Prescription drugs are only intended for prescribed usage.
Another, perhaps not as well known, use of prescription drugs is known as bridging. Addicts who abuse other, illicit drugs, come down from their high. They use prescription drugs as a way to avoid harsh withdrawal symptoms. This actions makes it even tougher to identify patients who are addicted to drugs.
Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal can be life threatening if not properly monitored. At Sprout Health New Jersey, we take great care in making sure patients have the necessary chemical and clinical therapies that can help them through the process. Symptoms of withdrawal may include nausea, anxiety, sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea. A person may also experience heart disorders after prolonged use.
Treatment usually starts with a thorough assessment of the patient’s condition. Evaluations are both physical and psychological. Without such assessments it would be impossible to prescribe an effective treatment for a patient. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also an effective treatment used to help patients recover from their addiction. It teaches them to approach problems differently. It also teaches them to react to problems in a more positive manner. When a person can change their thinking, different situational outcomes can be expected. Patients can also learn to identify those tempting elements that can drive them back down the road to relapse and renewed addiction.
At Sprout Health New Jersey, we think it is a good thing to involve families in the therapy process. When a person returns home, life has to take up where they left off. During family therapy, everyone can learn to communicate and gain a better understanding of addiction and how it affects lives across the board. Families can also help their addicted loved ones plan for long-term sobriety. A recovering addict will need lots of love and support on the road to recovery.