How To Get Help
Those who are seeking prescription drug addiction treatment have a larger variety of treatment options that can help them along their way in recovery. When considering treatment options, it is very important to consider different factors such as one’s family, financial state, employment and living situations. All of these determine the practicality of certain treatment options that are offered. Patients will often utilize numerous methods of treatment to help them gradually transition back into society after their initial treatment is over.
Detox programs are designed to help patients deal with the pains associated with the detox and withdrawal process. These programs are usually medically-assisted, meaning that they use medications to help patients better handle the pain of withdrawals. Patients withdrawing from alcohol, opiates and benzodiazepines benefit the most from attending detox programs, because withdrawals associated with these drugs show to be physically very painful. The detox medications are administered and monitored by staff at the detox facility.
Inpatient treatment programs
Inpatient prescription drug addiction treatment programs are programs in which patients reside in the treatment facility and are subject to the program’s rules and regulations. They require the highest level of responsibility on the part of the patient. Patients will regularly attend individual counseling and recovery-based group therapy sessions where they will learn more about their addiction, improving coping skills and learning about the benefits of support groups. The patients will also be closely monitored and are subject to regular drug screenings. Patients are typically advised to attend these programs immediately following their discharge from a detox facility. Some inpatient treatment programs require patients to complete detox treatment prior to their arrival, but some facilities also offer in-house detox services.
Outpatient treatment programs
Outpatient treatment programs are often referred to as intensive outpatient (IOP) and are highly beneficial to those who have already completed an inpatient drug addiction treatment program and wish to continue treatment. Outpatient treatment programs offer most of the same benefits of inpatient programs, except the patients reside outside of the facility, which allows them more freedom. These facilities offer individual counseling sessions and group therapy just like inpatient treatment programs. Patients who attend these programs often reside in transitional livings or sober living houses.
Sober living houses
Sober living houses are the next step one would use following finishing their stay at an inpatient program. Out of all of the treatment options available, this one offers patients the most freedom. Patients are required to be sober to reside at these facilities and are encouraged to work while living there. There are still curfews and other rules that must be obeyed to live there, but supervisors are generally more easy-going depending on the patient’s work schedule and personal progress. Clients have the option to attend outpatient treatment groups while living at these facilities, but it is usually not required. Patients are still subject to periodic drug screenings and are normally allowed to reside at these facilities for extended periods of time.
Recovery support groups
Recovery support groups are free of charge to join and are an invaluable resource to those seeking long-term sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking and using drugs. Millions have managed to recover from their addictions and achieve long term sobriety in recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Both programs are 12-step-based and provide their members with a healthy support group that is conducive to sobriety. These groups are completely made up of recovering alcoholics and addicts who share the same struggles in battling addiction and living clean and productive lives in sobriety. They hold regular meetings across the world on a daily basis for members to attend. Florida houses several other 12-step groups that are derived from the same principles as these two.
Find help today
It is easy to see that those in need of help with prescription drug addiction have several options to choose from. This can sometimes be overwhelming but one should not give up hope. There is help available and there are ways help find the treatment that is best for you.
The Florida Prescription Drug Addiction Helpline is a free resource to help those struggling with prescription drug addiction to find effective treatment options. If you or someone you know is struggling with prescription drug addiction and is in need of a drug addiction treatment program, please contact us at 866-292-3211. A representative will assist you in finding the right drug addiction treatment program for you in your area.