Prescription Drug Addiction

In recent years the United Kingdom has followed suit with the US when it comes prescription drug addiction amongst its citizens.

In fact, it is estimated that prescription drug addiction is more common than addiction to cocaine and heroin. Prescription drugs are freely available from the NHS and barriers to accessing such drugs are typically lower than other addictive drugs. The most common prescription drug people find themselves addicted to is by far painkillers.

Prescription drug addiction on the increase

Common painkillers people find themselves addicted to include:

  • OxyContin (an opiate)
  • Lortab (a mixture of opioids and other narcotics)
  • Vicodin (an opiate)
  • Percocet (a mixture of Oxycodone and Paracetamol)

Prescription drugs can generally be classified into the below categories:

  • Opiates
  • Sedatives
  • Hypnotics
  • Anti-anxiety drugs
  • Stimulants

Readily available on the NHS

Doctors are not unknown to increase clients’ dosages or swap weaker prescription drugs for stronger varieties as and when the body becomes tolerant to the effects of each drug over time. Additionally, it is not uncommon for sufferers to mix potentially lethal cocktails of different prescription drugs.
The physical withdrawal symptoms associated with prescription drug detoxification are quite unpleasant for the sufferer and symptoms associated with withdrawal often lead withdrawal hopefuls to give up their goals in getting clean.

Common withdrawal symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms associated with prescription drug detoxification vary from drug to drug and withdrawal symptoms usually kick in within twelve hours after the drug was last consumed. Such symptoms associated with prescription drug withdrawal typically include:

  • Fatigue
  • Shakes
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hallucinations
  • Mood swings
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Migraines
  • Cramp and general muscle pain

Cassiobury Court’s prescription drug rehab programme

Cassiobury Court has gained a solid track record for treating clients who are experiencing the above prescription drug withdrawal symptoms. Our prescription drug detoxification programme can be completed at either our London or Blackpool centre. The aim of initial detoxification is to free the body of the actual physical drug. The length of the detoxification will vary depending on the type of prescription drug you are addicted to and secondly the severity of your addiction.
Our medically supervised prescription drug detoxification process and subsequent rehabilitation programme mean painful withdrawal symptoms will be kept at bay and our clients can enjoy the medical support which is essential to overcome their addiction once and for all.
Initial detoxification will be followed with a comprehensive rehabilitation process where our expert counsellors and therapists will employ a variety of modern and proven drug and alcohol treatment methods to ensure your journey into a prescription drug-free World is a lasting one. Our service will be followed by a tailored aftercare plan to ensure you do not relapse once your rehabilitation treatment comes to a conclusion.

Call us today on 0800-500-3129

To learn more about Cassiobury Court’s prescription drug detoxification service call the team today on 0800-500-3129 in complete confidence.

Prescription Drug Addiction