Addiction affects every aspect of your health and well-being. That’s why Liberty Wellness’s approach to prescription drug addiction treatment is holistic and personalized, providing care for the mind and body. Here at Liberty Wellness in Berlin, NJ, we specialize in finding the addiction treatment programs that work best with you and your individual needs.
Our addiction treatment programs are developed by professionals to ensure the most effective care possible for you.
Understanding Prescription Drug Addiction
Prescription drugs are meant to treat diseases/illnesses that can cause someone to feel discomfort, but are oftentimes abused or used in ways that aren’t intended. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 52 million Americans older than 12 have tried prescription drugs recreationally and non medically at some point in their lives.
There are three categories that prescription drug addictions boil down to which are opioids, CNS stimulants, and CNS depressants.
Opioids are meant to treat any type of pain, and the types of drugs can include Fentanyl, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Codeine, Morphine, Percocet, and Vicodin.
CNS stimulants are meant to stimulate the brain, making people more alert and productive. These types of drugs include Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta.
CNS depressants are designed to slow down the operation of the brain. These drugs are typically used by people with mental health conditions, as the drugs can help them feel better. CNS depressants include benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and certain sleep medicines.
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Options
Depending on the type of drug an individual is addicted to, there will be different treatment options. Liberty Wellness offers outpatient rehab, intensive outpatient rehab, medical addiction treatment, co-occurring disorder treatment, and family therapy, among other treatments and services. Counseling, different types of therapies and detoxification are the most common ways to treat prescription drug abuse.
A licensed drug addiction counselor will be assigned to you in order to provide individual, group, or family counseling. Family counseling is a way to keep the affected family in the loop, and it can also mend some of the broken relationships caused by addiction. Some other benefits of counseling include:
- Determining what factors may have contributed to the prescription drug addiction
- Learning the skills needed to resist cravings
- Learning strategies for forming positive relationships
- Finding ways to become involved in healthy activities that don’t include drugs
- Learning what to do in case a relapse does happen
Depending on the type of drug and severity of the addiction, detoxification may be necessary for treatment. Withdrawal can be dangerous for the individual, and that’s why proper medical supervision is extremely important. Withdrawal should never be done alone.
Opioid withdrawal: If the individual is addicted to opioids, the detoxification process will include opioid tapering. This process involves gradually decreasing the dose of the medicine until it’s no longer used. Clonidine typically used to treat high blood pressure is commonly used for opioid withdrawal symptoms.
CNS depressant withdrawal: If the individual has used CNS depressants for a long time, it could take a while to ease them off of it. The withdrawal symptoms can take a little bit for your body to adjust properly. Other types of medications may be necessary to stabilize your mood and help with anxiety. Working closely with the doctors provided is crucial.
Stimulant withdrawal: Currently there are no FDA-approved medications for stimulant withdrawal. Treatment is usually tapering the individual off of the medication and relieving and withdrawal symptoms, such as sleeping problems and depression.
While we do not offer detox at Liberty Wellness, we refer out to a number of professional detox facilities.
Our New Jersey Addiction Treatment Professionals Can Help You
At Liberty Wellness in Berlin, NJ, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the right treatment options to fit their needs. We have dedicated addiction professionals that assess each individual to ensure they are provided with the best treatment for them. Don’t wait to take the first steps towards a more fulfilling life, call or contact us now to schedule a confidential, personal tour and consultation. Start your road to recovery with our addiction treatment programs today.