Do You Need Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment?
At some point in the past, you had some pain in your body. It was constant and it was agonizing. You probably tolerated it for a while and then you sought help from your doctor. He/she prescribed some medication that was supposed to help. And it did. Having the pain reduced or eliminated for a period of time, even if it was a short period, was such a relief. So you kept using the medication. Over time, you used a little more, and then a little more until without realizing it, your normal use became excessive.
And now, things are a mess. You may be experiencing cravings for the drugs, times when you experience a strong desire or urge to use additional medication. Maybe you are experiencing some withdrawal symptoms when the medication is not in your system, things like nausea, tremors, body aches, or diarrhea. Maybe you are drug seeking with multiple doctors or perhaps you have started buying medication on the internet or the streets. And you certainly are not telling others about the amounts of the drugs that you are using on a daily basis.
If friends or family members do know about your medication abuse, they may be urging you to cut back, pushing you to stop using, or asking you to speak to a drug counselor. And although you certainly wouldn’t tell them, you just can’t help wondering somewhere deep down inside yourself if maybe they’re right.
The good news is that you CAN stop your prescription drug addiction
- hiding and lying about your drug use
- “doctor shopping”
- angry outbursts
- irritable and hostile behaviour towards others
- stealing medications
- thinking about how much medication you take every day
As trained addictions therapists, we can help.
Recovery takes a lot of support from someone who understands the reality of what you’re going through to get there. At Comprehensive Addiction Solutions, we use research proven treatment methods in our outpatient prescription drug addiction treatment that will:
- Give you tools and strategies to help you overcome prescription drug abuse and addiction and stop the mental obsession you have with the drugs
- Treat you like a whole person, with all your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and experiences
- Support you in learning and practicing the skills you need to stay clean, maintain your recovery, and cope with pain
While the idea of overcoming prescription drug abuse and addiction can feel overwhelming, it is totally, 100% possible. People really do manage it every day. So if you’ve hit the point where you’d like to get back the life you had before the prescription drugs started messing things up for you? I want you to know that breaking free can definitely happen.
You might not be ready to commit to working with me right now…
If you’re not ready to get in touch with a drug counselor quite yet, that’s totally OK. The truth is that the decision about who you’ll work with to learn how to stop abusing prescription drugs is a big one. I generally don’t recommend you make it without doing some research first.
For example, you might want to find out more about:
- My experience and qualifications
- What you can expect from working with me
- My approach to working with clients
And of course, if you have any specific questions, please just ask. I’d be happy to answer them.
But if NOW is finally the time to stop abusing your prescription drugs? Contact me! If you know the problems the medications are causing you are no longer worth the payoff, I’d love to help.