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Aizona Prescription Abuse Helpline

Overcome Prescription Drug Addiction Call Our 24/7 Helpline (866) 692-3563 and Find Treatment Today! info@arizonaprescriptionabusehelpline.com www.arizonaprescriptionabusehelpline.com


About Prescription Drug Addicttion Prescription drug abuse affects X many people in the United States alone. Prescription drug abuse occurs when an individual is using their medication for purposes other than what is was prescribed for such as getting high or for gaining better concentration. When someone is addicted to a medication they must continue to use it regardless of the harm it is causing to them physically or mentally. In these circumstances, prescription drug abuse can take over someone’s life and in some cases bring it to an end. This doesn’t have to happen though. For those abusing prescription drugs, help is available. By seeking treatment, a person can regain their old self. Many treatment centers will combine the use of medication and therapy to provide the best possible recovery and ensure that it lasts. Call Our 24/7 Helpline (866) 692-3563 info@arizonaprescriptionabusehelpline.com


Prescription Drug Abuse One of the most rapidly increasing substance abuse concerns nationwide is that of misuse of prescription drugs. There are a number of people who are given prescription medication for healing purposes but many end up abusing them. If someone is taking more of a medication than prescribed, taking someone else’s medication or using their medication to get high, it means they are abusing it. Some of the most commonly abused medications include stimulants, opioids and benzodiazepines. Abusing prescription medication can have a host of consequences from forming a dependence on the drug to developing health issues as a result of abusing too much of the medication. Whether a person is starting to abuse a medication or is fully addicted to it, help should be sought sooner rather than later. Call Our 24/7 Helpline (866) 692-3563 info@arizonaprescriptionabusehelpline.com


Stimulant Abuse Stimulant abuse involves the abuse of medications that include amphetamines like Adderall and methylphenidate like Ritalin or Concerta. Normally stimulants are prescribed to treat issues such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder by creating a calming or focusing effect. Unfortunately these stimulant medications can be abused to help a person lose weight, perform better in school or just to get the effect of the euphoria they can create. Signs that a person is abusing stimulants can include: • An increased body temperature • Increased energy • Decreased fatigue and appetite • Increased blood pressure • Euphoria Call Our 24/7 Helpline


Danger Of Prescription Drug Abuse As can be expected there are multiple dangers attached to abusing prescription medications. Prescription abuse can harm a person’s physical and psychological health. In some cases abuse of medications can lead to the development of mood disorders such as anxiety or depression. It can also cause lowered cognitive ability, memory problems, heart problems and other issues with a person’s organs. There is also the possibility of a person’s prescription abuse leading to legal complications. If the individual is caught taking another’s medication, he or she could face charges of prescription fraud forgery. Those under the influence are also more likely to engage in criminal behavior. There is also danger attached to a person withdrawing from these medications. Withdrawal symptoms can include perspiration, agitation, nausea and more. Those withdrawing from opioids could encounter nausea, vomiting and pain in their bones. Stimulants withdrawal could cause exhaustion and sleep problems. In most cases it is better for


Treatment Program One of the most alarming trends in recent years has been the growth of prescription drug abuse. Many are now turning to this form of medication misuse, as some are under the false impression that this is a safer alternative than using illicit drugs. Yet there can be numerous dangers associated with such substances, including the development of physical dependence. Additional health dangers such as overdose, especially when medications are combined with other substances, are also possible. Much like with the abuse and addiction to illicit drugs it is often best that an individual who wishes to break free of their destructive habits seek recovery through a treatment program. Some may be hesitant or resistant to accept treatment. This can be understandable, as addiction could have progressed to the point that the person is fearful to undergo withdrawals. Yet the odds of success can be much greater if the person in enrolled in a professional treatment program. Many effective treatment programs will utilize a safe detox treatment, medication if necessary and different forms of therapy to provide their clients with a thorough and long


Detox Detox and withdrawal will always be the first step to recovery. This step may often be what keeps an individual from pursuing a life of sobriety as it can be uncomfortable for many as the substance leaves their body. In some cases a person can bear down and get through their withdrawal at home but this is not suggested. It is often better to seek help with a detox program. Hospitals can provide detox services and some treatment providers have them available too. A detox program will keep an individual safe while they go through the withdrawal process, marking the state of their mental and physical well-being and helping to ease the process with medication when necessary. Once a person has gone through detox they can truly focus on their recovery. Call Our 24/7 Helpline (866) 692-3563 info@arizonaprescriptionabusehelpline.com www.arizonaprescriptionabusehelpline.com


Therapy Options Much like how there are multiple options available for medication that can help with recovery, there are also different types of therapy that can aid someone in their pursuit of sobriety. Individual and group therapies are available to help clients with their treatment. Some, such as Cognitive-behavioral therapy, will seek to help the client identify the connection between their thoughts and behaviors and allow them to change their thinking to support less destructive behaviors. Other therapies will help clients identify harmful patterns in their day-to-day living and guide them to change their lifestyle so that situations and social groups related to prescription abuse can be more easily avoided. Still other forms of therapy can help a person focus on building life skills, dealing with past trauma, coping with symptoms of a mental health disorder and so on. There are even therapies that focus on one’s physical health such as recreational therapy, yoga, diet and nutritional planning and so on. Ultimately, what therapies are suggested for a client will depend solely upon his or her individual circumstances.


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Overcome Prescription Drug Addiction Call Our 24/7 Helpline (866) 692-3563 and Find Treatment Today! info@arizonaprescriptionabusehelpline.com www.arizonaprescriptionabusehelpline.com

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What starts as an experiment can soon develop into a full-fledged dependence and addiction with severe health consequences. Abusing prescrip...

Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Center Arizona  

What starts as an experiment can soon develop into a full-fledged dependence and addiction with severe health consequences. Abusing prescrip...

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