Overcoming addiction to prescription medications is possible with the right help. At Decision Point Center, our Arizona prescription drug addiction treatment center offers a wide range range of inpatient and outpatient programs to help you overcome addiction in a holistic manner in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
We use respectful and communicative approaches to therapies and treatments. We never shame the people who come to us for help, but instead offer genuine care backed by professional knowledge and abilities. When you come to our addiction treatment center, we will take the time to design a recovery program based on your needs, not anyone else’s.
When coming up with a recovery program, we will want to review your:
- Psychological and psychiatric histories
- Medical records
- Family’s past with similar addictions
- Employment history
- Nutritional routines
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- Find Sobriety & The Future You Deserve
As frightful as illegal and “street level” substances may be, the truth is prescription drugs can often prove to be just as addictive and dangerous. Much of the opioid epidemic can be traced back to prescription drugs given to patients by medical providers who had not been properly warned of the addictive power of opiates and benzodiazepines. Now, thousands upon thousands of Americans are turning to drug rehabilitation centers to help them defeat prescription drug addiction and restart their lives on a better, brighter track.
Doctors prescribe medications for a variety of reasons, such as to relieve pain after a surgery or severe injury. While many prescription drugs are safe to use under a doctor's supervision and in strict accordance to their instructed use, over time many people find that they need more of the medication to achieve the same effect.
Some of the most commonly abused types of prescription drugs include:
- Opioid painkillers such as fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine
- Anti-depressant medications such as Zoloft and Prozac
- Sedative drugs like Ambien or Lunesta
- Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium
Prescription drug misuse, also called prescription drug abuse, is defined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine as the act of taking a medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed. This can take any of the following forms:
- Taking a medication prescribed for someone else
- Taking a larger dose of a medication than prescribed
- Taking medicine in a different way than prescribed, such as crushing tablets and then snorting or injecting them
- Using medication for another purpose than prescribed, such as for getting high
- Consuming prescription medication with other drugs or alcohol
Abusing prescription drugs can quickly lead to addiction, leading to health issues, damaged interpersonal relationships, issues with employment, or even death by overdose. If your or a loved one is struggling with prescription drug addiction, it is imperative you seek help from a licensed addiction treatment facility.
Prescription drug addiction can cause widespread and significant problems in your daily life and your health. Before things get out of hand and all the more dangerous, come to Decision Point Center in Prescott, Arizona for help, support, guidance, and care. We want you to find the strength you have inside to stop prescription drug addiction. Using our alumni support program, you can even continue to depend on us when you need us the most after your treatments at our center end.
According to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 52 million Americans over the age of 12 have abused prescription medication at some point in their lives. According to a 2017 survey, an estimated 18 million people reported misusing medications at least once in the past year. Prescription drug misuse is most prevalent in young adults ages 18 to 25, with 14.4% of people in this age group reporting non-medical use of medications in the past year. With that being said, older adults are also at risk of developing an addiction to prescription medication as 80% of older patients ages 57 to 85 report using at least one prescription medication daily.
Continuum of Care
At Decision Point Center we are committed to ALWAYS walking alongside you. Even once you have completed our program, we make ourselves and our resources available to you any time you need.
Array of Possibilities
Just like no two individuals are alike, neither are two addictions. We offer many different services in order to ensure your program is customized to your unique needs and goals.
Unlike other centers, we treat the individual, not the addiction. We work with you both during treatment and then work to help prepare you for once you leave. The journey begins with us but continues with you.
Decades of Experience
Experience one of the most comprehensive assessments in the treatment world today and we understand that in order to treat the addiction, we must also treat the underlying cause.
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