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Prescription Drugs in Atlanta, GA

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Introduction to Prescription Drugs

When most people think of prescriptions, they think of medication they are given by a doctor to treat a problem they have. There are prescriptions for just about every illness you can imagine, and the purpose of these medications is to help people treat their illnesses. The only thing about all the prescription drugs that are out there these days is, most of them are highly addictive. While the doctors try to control who gets these medications and how much they are allowed to use, no one is able to control everything that other people do. This has led to widespread abuse of prescription drugs and millions of people suffering from an addiction every day. We know that prescription drug addiction is common, but without knowing the signs that someone is addicted, it can be tough to get them the help they need. 

Prescription drugs come in all types, and many people who become addicted to them don’t even realize they are developing an addiction until it is too late. That doesn’t mean that these people suffering under the weight of an addiction don’t deserve help. The first step is understanding that you have a problem, then it is possible to seek treatment and get clean and sober. 

Atlanta Recovery Place has a prescription drug substance abuse program for clients that have found themselves addicted and want to get help. We know the process of recovery starts with knowing what to look for and how to get help. Contact us today to learn which types of prescription drugs are most commonly abused, how prescription drug addiction is treated at a prescription drug rehab center in Georgia, and how Atlanta Recovery Place can help. 

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Why is Prescription Drug Abuse Common?

The primary reason prescription drug abuse is so common is the sheer volume of prescriptions that are handed out each day. Approximately 66% of Americans use one or more prescription medications. With so many different drugs readily available, it makes abuse easy, even for those that start off with the best intentions. 

Prescription medication can also be addictive. Doctors and the medical community have tried to counter this problem by instituting tight controls on some of the more addictive medications, but the problem is that people still need them to treat their medical issues. What happens is that people find doctors to give them the medication, and this creates a marketplace for the drugs. The more drugs are prescribed, the higher the chances that people are going to get addicted to them. 

People abuse and become addicted to prescription drugs, many times because they like the way that the drugs make them feel. The feeling of “high” that they get makes them misuse the drug, and after doing so for long enough, they become fully addicted. 

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Which Prescription Drugs Are Most Commonly Abused?

Certain categories of prescription drugs are more abused than others. 

At the top of the list are opioids. Opioid addiction has become such a problem that the majority of these medications have become highly regulated, and though they are used to treat pain, doctors are reluctant to prescribe them and instead try to find alternative treatments. The trouble with opioids has gotten so bad that it has been called an “opioid epidemic.” 

The next category of drugs to be widely abused are known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines or benzos are used to treat mental health issues like anxiety, panic disorders, bipolar disorders, and depression, as well as a few other specific conditions. Like opioids, these drugs are highly addictive. The main reason they are commonly abused is that many people like the way they make them feel. Millions of people take these drugs every day to deal with their mental health issues. But for someone who is abusing one of these drugs, they are simply looking for the feeling that the drug gives them.  

If you know that a loved one is abusing prescription drugs it is important to get them help as soon as possible. Atlanta Recovery has a wide array of treatment types available, and we can handle any addiction treatment you may need, no matter what type of prescription drug you’re addicted to. Call and speak to one of our helpful staff members right away to learn how our Georgia drug and alcohol rehab can help you overcome a prescription drug addiction. 

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How to Treat Prescription Drug Addiction

The best way to treat prescription drug addiction is at a licensed prescription drug rehab center in Georgia using therapy and other methods. Each addiction is unique and requires specialized care. It is never a good idea to try and quit alone because the side effects of withdrawal can cause severe health complications. 

Detox is also another essential part of treating prescription drug addiction. To truly begin down the road to recovery, a person has first to be clean of the drug they were abusing, only then can treatment truly be effective and can the person struggling with addiction have hope of long-term sobriety. 

Medication can also be used in treatment to counteract the effects of other drugs, such as helping to flush them out of a person’s system more quickly or eliminating the feeling that a drug causes, making a person less likely to continue using if they can no longer get the same feeling or enjoyment out of abusing their drug of choice. 

One of the most effective ways to treat a prescription drug addiction is by working to find the root cause of the addiction in the first place and helping a person to find the coping skills necessary to deal with life without the drug. Once a person no longer needs the drug in their day-to-day life, they can move past their addiction. 

Addiction treatment is complex and can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to. Let Atlanta Recovery lead you on the path today.

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Atlanta Recovery Place is a Prescription Drug Rehab in Georgia

Now that you understand how and why prescription drugs are so widely abused and addictive, now is the perfect time to get you or your loved one the help you need with your addiction. We have comprehensive treatment programs ready to go no matter what drug you are addicted to, and our caring and expert staff are here to help you throughout the entire process. 

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