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Behavioral Health & Substance Use Treatment in NC
Prescription Drug Addiction

North Carolina Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Rehab Program Focused on Prescription Drug Abuse

Even the drugs intended to help us can hurt us if they are not used responsibly. Prescription drugs should always be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician, but millions of Americans end up using these drugs recreationally. Painkillers are among the most highly abused prescription drugs. Depressants such as Xanax and Valium are also common culprits, as are Adderall and Ritalin stimulant drugs.

Some commonly abused prescription drugs include:

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  • Ritalin
  • Adderall
  • OxyContin
  • Vicodin
  • Ambien
  • Lunesta
  • Xanax
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Percocet

October Road has an evidence-based prescription drug treatment program for patients in North Carolina. We create personalized treatment plans for our patients that help them identify the underlying causes of their addiction and maintain long-term sobriety.

Types of Prescription Drugs

  • Opioids
    • Oxycontin
    • Percocet
  • Anti-anxiety medications and sedatives
    • Xanax
    • Valium
  • Stimulants
    • Ritalin
    • Adderall

How Prescription Drug Abuse Begins

Anyone can develop a prescription drug abuse, no matter their sex, ethnicity, or social background. In many cases, people are introduced to these drugs when they are first prescribed to them by a doctor. The doctor should provide them with a schedule for taking the medication that would prevent the onset of an addiction. Unfortunately, the euphoric feelings caused by painkillers, stimulants, and depressants may tempt a patient to take another dose as soon as the effects start to wear off, rather than the prescribed time.

Abusing medication like this can lead to a dependency. When the prescription runs out, the patient may seek out alternative means of obtaining the drug to avoid withdrawal symptoms. If you or a loved one find yourself craving the feeling of a prescription drug, it is in your best interest to address this problem now with a knowledgeable substance abuse treatment professional.

Treating Prescription Drug Addiction in North Carolina

There is a two-pronged approach to prescription drug treatment: behavioral health counseling and access to non-addictive drugs that can help curb the cravings. Buprenorphine is a common medication used to treat opiate withdrawal symptoms.

October Road is an addiction treatment and behavioral health center serving Charlotte and Asheville. Contact us to learn more about prescription drug treatment.

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