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Prescription drug addiction treatment

Prescription drug addiction is a serious condition that is characterised by an individual repeatedly consuming prescription medication for a non-medical reason, until they eventually become both physically and psychologically dependent on this substance in order to function.

Prescription drugs, including prescription opioids, benzodiazepines and stimulants, are often prescribed by medical professionals in order to offer short-term pain relief following an injury or operation, or to help in the treatment of a range of other psychological and medical conditions. However, these drugs, particularly opioid painkillers, are known to cause feelings of euphoria and tranquillity which can be highly addictive to some people, and result in the development of a harmful addiction.

Regardless of the type of prescription drug addiction that you have developed, continued abuse of these substances can soon become a serious problem and can lead to a range of devastating long-term consequences. At Priory, we understand that without effective, timely treatment for your prescription drug addiction, this condition has the potential to become increasingly severe over time and can have a profoundly negative impact on numerous areas of your life, as well as causing you to neglect your work, hobbies, social life, family and friends.

However, the good news is that prescription drug addiction is treatable and you don’t have to struggle on your own. The most crucial first step on your journey to prescription drug addiction rehabilitation is to seek expert support. Our exceptional psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other addiction specialists at Priory are committed to delivering comprehensive and bespoke prescription drug addiction treatment, within our nationwide network of hospitals and wellbeing centres.

Free addiction assessment at your nearest hospital

To ensure that you feel as safe and as comfortable as possible during your prescription drug addiction treatment journey, Priory offers a free addiction assessment with one of our addictions experts, providing you with the opportunity to have a confidential discussion about your unique challenges, and develop an understanding of the journey that you will be taking towards prescription drug rehabilitation and recovery.

Prescription drug addiction detox

We are also able to offer a comprehensive medically assisted withdrawal detoxification process for your prescription drug addiction, if this is required. This involves:

  • 24-hour clinical support from experienced medical professionals who will ensure that your safety is a top priority
  • A substance-free environment to prevent the possibility of relapse
  • Controlled medication can be prescribed if required, to help to alleviate any discomfort that you may experience as part of the withdrawal process
  • Emotional support from mental health professionals who have vast experience with addiction

A team and environment dedicated to recovery

Our treatment experts at Priory possess unrivalled clinical experience in the treatment of prescription drug addiction, and we are able to deliver a wide range of therapeutic methods, empowering you to identify your drug dependency, tackle your prescription drug addiction symptoms, address the underlying triggers for your addiction, and improve your sense of self-worth and self-esteem.

Each individual who seeks prescription drug addiction support with us will benefit from a personalised and individually tailored treatment package, which is specifically designed to meet your unique needs and requirements.

This means that you will be placed at the centre of your treatment and rehabilitation journey and will be involved in all decisions that are made about your care, in order to produce the best possible outcomes for you as an individual.

Our exceptional treatment environments are highly compassionate and provide a safe and non-judgemental space in which you can receive bespoke prescription drug addiction treatment, address your concerns and take steps towards achieving and full and sustainable recovery.

Seek help for your prescription drug addiction

It is important to understand that without professional help, your prescription drug addiction symptoms may become progressively worse over time, and have a detrimental effect on your health, wellbeing and general quality of life.

Additionally, as your dependency develops, you may find that you need to take more of the drug to achieve the same effect. Untreated prescription drug addiction may also lead to the development of alcohol addiction and other drug addictions and behavioural addictions, causing a whole host of additional problems.

It is never too late to seek help for your prescription drug addiction; contact Priory today to start your journey towards regaining control, and returning to the healthy, fulfilling, and addiction-free life that you deserve.

This page was clinically reviewed by Dr Niall Campbell (MBBS, MRCPsych) in June 2018, and is scheduled to be reviewed again in June 2020. To view all Priory prescription drug addiction specialists, please click here.

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