Find Local Treatment Options
Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.Who Answers?

Ways to Tell if Your Loved One Needs Prescription Drug Rehab

prescription drug abuse

If your loved one seems withdrawn, out of sorts, or has abruptly changed in a similar way they could be using drugs.

Medications that have been prescribed by a doctor for treatment of pain and other ailments are generally safe when taken as directed. Unfortunately, there are people who abuse medicated drugs and this can pose threats to their health, and cause distress to those around them. If you suspect a loved one is addicted to painkillers, you should consider contacting a prescription drug rehab program.

The misuse of prescription drugs is not only dangerous to their health, but it can also lead to death. Prescription drugs can be very addictive, and the longer someone takes them -the more they want, and the higher the chances that an addiction will develop.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an addiction to prescription pain relievers is similar to being hooked on heroin, and the withdrawal symptoms are not much different. This means you can expect diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes, muscle pain, and insomnia.

Physical and behavioral changes are some ways to tell if your loved one is misusing medication, and may need to enter a prescription drug rehab program. Knowing the signs of abuse and addiction can save their life.

What Are the Signs That Show a Loved One Needs Prescription Drug Rehab?

It is important to be aware of signs that show your loved one may have a problem with prescription drugs and is abusing them, and becoming addicted. Ignoring such a situation can be devastating, and traumatically life changing.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the visits to the emergency hospital rooms for prescription drug addiction increased 114% between 2004 and 2011.

To avoid such painful life changing events, here are some signs to watch out for:

Common Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

  • Going to multiple doctors to get more prescriptions for pain killers
  • Using medication not prescribed to them or stealing someone else’s prescription
  • Taking higher doses of the medication other then the prescribed amount
  • Having problems at school or work due to behavioral changes caused by overmedicating

Common Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

  • They have built a tolerance to the medication, and feel they need more to attain the same effects
  • They have mood swings unless they take another dose of the prescription drug
  • Their physical appearance can start to deteriorate, and they no longer care about hygiene
  • They either hardly sleep or sleep too much, either one can be indicative of drug addiction

Other Warning Signs that Your Loved One Needs Prescription Drug Rehab

It can be hard to tell sometimes if your loved one is suffering from an addiction to pain relievers. They may try hard to conceal their addiction but some signs can be an obvious alert to progressive addiction problems.

  • They may start on other destructive habits such as taking alcohol along with medication.
  • Their mood swings become violent if they do not take the pain medication.
  • Your loved one has gotten in trouble with the law for stealing prescription medication.
  • They seem spaced out, lack motivation and do not care about family activities.
  • The are loosing weight, and have a poor appetite.
  • If they have not taken the drug for some time, they may experience withdrawal symptoms like nausea, sweating, restlessness or depression.

If you feel that any of the signs above resonate with you, contact a prescription drug rehab clinic as soon as possible. This can be the most important decision you can make to help your loved one suspected of prescription drug addiction.

More Rehab Centers Resources

Benefits of Residential Treatment Centers

Residential treatment centers can help you overcome your addiction!

Statistics show that there are millions of people who suffer from drug addiction and need drug treatment in the United States alone yet less than 3% of them will ever be admitted to a drug treatment center. Residential treatment centers provide the necessary treatment for an addict to break the cycle of addiction and begin….

Continue reading

Aetna Drug Rehab Coverage for Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opiate addiction is one of the most serious substance abuse disorders affecting the country today; millions are abusing both illicit and prescription-based opioid drugs. In order to make a change and put an end to your opioid abuse, call now to find rehab centers that will provide safe, reliable care and to find out how….

Continue reading

Resolve to Get Help for Yourself or a Loved One

Help yourself by getting the treatment you need!

The new year often brings many New Year’s resolutions to the table…the resolution to get well, to stop using drugs or alcohol, to seek help, to overcome addiction. Now is the perfect time to resolve to get help for yourself or for someone you love who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. In fact, now….

Continue reading

How Residential Alcohol Rehabilitation Benefits You

You can benefit from alcohol rehabilitation.

Alcoholism is a dangerous condition that, if left untreated, can result in death. Professional help is available for those addiction to alcohol. The most effective and beneficial help comes in the form of residential alcohol rehabilitation programs offered at alcohol treatment centers. Alcohol rehab programs provide effective therapy, counseling and treatment for alcoholism in a….

Continue reading

Who Benefits Most from Local Rehabilitation Centers?

rehab for drugs and alcohol

Are you addicted to drugs and/or alcohol? Have you decided that the best way to overcome your trouble is to seek treatment at a rehabilitation center? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not ready to move forward just yet. There are other details to consider, such as which rehabilitation center is right….

Continue reading

What Happens After Drug Addiction Rehab?

addiction help

According to the NIDA, “Addiction treatment must help the individual stop using drugs, maintain a drug-free lifestyle, and achieve productive functioning in the family, at work, and in society.” It’s easier to achieve these goals while you are being led by counselors and held accountable for your behaviors throughout the drug addiction rehab program, but,….

Continue reading

Pregnancy and Rehab

It is an unfortunate fact that a large number of pregnant women abuse drugs or alcohol during their pregnancy. Although there are different reasons for this the outcome is generally the same. That is why there are rehab centers that cater specifically to pregnant women and their offspring. Why Drug Abuse and Pregnancy Drug abuse….

Continue reading

Your Worst Enemy in Recovery Might be You!

Don't be your own worst enemy in recovery!

What’s the biggest challenge you will face in recovery? If you said anything besides “YOU” then you are wrong! That’s right, your worst enemy in recovery, the one that is likely sabotaging your rehabilitation and making things worse is YOU. It’s not your friends, it’s not a poor home life or a dysfunctional family that….

Continue reading

Are Free Inpatient Rehab Centers Worth the Wait?

addiction recovery

Free inpatient rehab centers do exist and can be exactly what many individuals are looking for who otherwise would not have been able to attend rehab because of the cost. But are free inpatient rehab centers worth the wait? Are the Waits for Free Rehab Centers Long? According to SAMHSA, only four percent of the….

Continue reading

Taking Drug Rehab Seriously, The First Time

Take drug rehab seriously the first time so you don’t have to come back a second time.

It’s important that drug rehab be taken seriously or it just won’t work! Studies show that individuals who take rehab seriously the very first time that they go into treatment are more likely to succeed and not require future visits to a drug rehab center. The decision to enter into drug rehab to get help….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call 800-481-6320 Who Answers?

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by Boca Recovery Center, Daylight Recovery Center or another licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on RehabCenters.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW800-481-6320
Who Answers?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares