Prescription Drug Rehab

What is Prescription Drug Rehab?

Rehab is what begins when detox has been completed. Patients take part in numerous types of counseling and meeting according to individual need. People have the chance to work alongside other patients that are going through similar life challenges. The primary focus of rehab is to learn the skills that are needed to live their life without prescription drug abuse. There are different kinds of treatment programs that are offered to make the most of individual recovery. Some of the options of treatment are:

Inpatient residential treatment: Recovering addicts live on the treatment facility premises for the entire program.

Outpatient treatment: Patients are able to attend rehab meetings and counseling sessions while living at home.

Aftercare: Individuals may be provided with curriculum for relapse prevention. If they so choose, patients can continue recovery at a sober living home or by attending group meetings and additional counseling sessions.

Individual specific care: Some treatment facilities have customized programs for all male, all female, age and career specific demographics.  

How Rehab Is Different From Detox

Detox is the first program that a patient will undergo in order to purge the body of toxins that keep them physically addicted to the substance. When the individual is free of physical dependency, they move on to the rehab program. Here they will gain the skills they need to remove the influences that keep them psychologically dependent on the substance of abuse.

Why Prescription Drug Rehab Is Important

The physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual well being of a patient that goes through rehab is greatly benefited. When an individual is healthy in all of these areas, they are much more likely to have long term sobriety. Patients are supported by a safe and drug free environment that is away from the temptations of the outside world.

Prescription Drug Relapse Prevention

During rehab, individuals will often go through a relapse prevention program that will teach them about the warning signs that could lead to a relapse in prescription drug use. It is imperative that recovering addicts learn how to deal with these situations in a positive way. Here are some of the ways that people are put in danger of relapse:

  • Overconfidence.
  • Taking part in old activities that led to prescription drug use.
  • Hanging out with people that abuse prescription drugs.
  • Spending time in places where prescription drugs are easily accessible.
  • Highly emotional situations.
  • Not keeping up with recovery meetings.
  • Isolating from people that may try to help you remain sober.
  • Not following a treatment plan.
  • Major life changes.


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