Prescription pills are medications prescribed by the doctor to treat several conditions such as anxiety, ADHD, and depression. Since these are approved by the doctor, misuse is common and addiction is often recognized only when it’s already at its critical phase.
Dependency on these medications can have adverse effects on the body, and it’s best to seek medical help in order to stop the addiction as safely as possible. Prescription pills detox are highly recommended to be performed by professionals because the symptoms can be difficult to address if you don’t have the right medical expertise.
The following symptoms may vary depending on the type of prescription pill, as well as the duration and severity of misuse, and may arise just hours after the last dose.
- Changes in vision
- Muscle ache
- Runny nose
- Excessive sweating
The Process of Prescription Pills Detox
Prescription pills detox is best done under the supervision of professionals, and is not recommended to be performed on your own. Depending on each case, these three steps may vary in its methods to suit the patient’s needs.
1. A patient will be evaluated to make an accurate evaluation of their addiction. Questions involving the frequency and severity of misuse, substances ingested, and underlying medical condition that was supposed to be treated by said substances will be asked to further assess the patient.
2. Medical and psychological therapies will be facilitated by medical professionals. This includes a tapering method wherein the dose of the prescribed medication will be decreased gradually until the body finally loses dependence on the substance.
3. Once the patient responds positively towards the previous step, a personalized inpatient or outpatient program will be devised according to their needs to ensure long-term sobriety.
Prescription drug misuse has become a common occurrence, and it’s often too late before someone recognizes the presence of addiction. Removing the harmful toxins left by these substances is optimal to achieve sobriety, but should only be done under the supervision of medical experts. Here at Broadway Treatment Center, our medical team will ensure your safety as you go through the detoxification process. Don’t hesitate to contact our staff, and we’ll provide you with the information you need to get started.