It is no secret that the prescription pill epidemic has invaded our culture. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has found that over 20% of Americans have abused a prescription drug at some point in their lives and over 15,000 people die every year from prescription drug overdose. Commonly abused drugs include benzos and opioids like Xanax, OxyContin, Valium, Triple C’s, Percocet, Vicodin, Opana, etc. These pills are easy to obtain and can often be found in a home medicine cabinet, or through doctors. Common mental rationalizations such as “ It can’t be that bad if a doctor prescribed it” allow the addiction to sneak up on unsuspecting victims.
Because these prescription pills are highly addictive, many seek rehab for OxyContin or other opiates and rehab for benzos. Like most substance addictions the first step in the recovery process is detoxification. Once the body has rid itself of the drug and the mental and physical fog has lifted, then treatment can begin.
At PACE Recovery Center clients will learn about the disease of addiction and develop insight into the devastating effects that prescription pill addiction has had on them.
This educational process is facilitated through daily therapeutic groups lead by skilled clinicians, as well as involvement in the 12-Step Recovery community. After learning what it is they are battling, the client is equipped with tools to help battle the addiction. Clients will participate in weekly individual therapy, weekly case management sessions, and daily group therapy focusing on learning emotional management tools, relapse prevention techniques, healthy relationships, experiential therapy, and general life skills that may have been neglected while in active addiction.
One of the most important aspects of prescription pill addiction treatment is learning to have fun in recovery. At PACE we have weekly activities including trips to theme parks, surfing, paddle boarding, museums, movies, sports games, and even bungee jumping to show clients life can be fun without addictive substances.
PACE is designed with a “phase system” whereby clients gain more privileges and freedom through the duration of treatment. Eventually in the third phase clients begin gearing up to leave inpatient treatment by beginning a job search or preparing to start academic classes.
If you or a loved one are seeking prescription pill addiction treatment – such as a rehab for OxyContin or a rehab for benzos, please reach out to us today.