Often, people who are prescribed medications by their doctors assume they are safe. However, prescription medications can be dangerous in several of the same ways illegal street drugs are. Several types of prescription medications, including opiate painkillers like Oxycodone and anti-anxiety medications like benzodiazepines, can be highly addictive without the user knowing.
Often, those who are prescribed these medications develop a dependency and substance abuse unknowingly until they attempt to stop the medication. They end up developing withdrawal symptoms when they cut down their dosage or stop using abruptly, and need to continue using to offset these symptoms. This can be dangerous for someone to do on their own and not in the best rehabilitative facility nearby.
Many individuals with opioid addiction often started off with prescription medication and later turned to heroin to get a stronger effect, or because it was easier to get than a prescription opioid. Several prescription medication addictions can be hard to overcome on your own. But with the help of a top-rated prescription drug rehab in Woodland ills, CA, there is hope for anyone. The sooner you get help for drug or alcohol addiction, the best chances there are for a full recovery.
Top Rated Prescription Drug Rehab in Woodland Hills
Sylvan Detox in Woodland Hills CA offers top-rated prescription drug rehabilitation for all levels of prescription drug addiction. Many prescription drug addictions require our medical drug detox to safely and comfortably withdraw from the drugs. Our spacious common rooms and semi-private rooms allow you to recover from drug addiction in luxury. We also ensure every client is monitored 24/7 to always keep all residents safe and secure. We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission, which is the gold standard for addiction treatment.
You do not need to sacrifice comfort for receiving the best addiction treatment for you. Our luxury rehab may seem like just a resort. However, you can rest assured that our highly trained and certified staff will help you overcome addiction in the long run. We offer evidence-based addiction treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy and 12-step programs. We also offer alternative therapies, including massage, breathwork, and yoga that will help support more traditional drug and alcohol rehab therapies.
What Is Rx Rehab Like?
Taking the steps to get help for prescription drug addiction is the strongest choice you will make. When you check into our drug rehabilitation, medical personnel will complete a thorough physical and psychological examination to determine your best course of treatment. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your own individual needs. This will give you the tools for recovery for your particular case.
If you have not detoxed, you will enter our medically assisted detox program. Here, you will be monitored 24/7 by our nurses and physician. They can administer other medications for your comfort and safety during drug withdrawals. Once drug detox is finished, you can transition into our residential treatment or inpatient treatment program. You also have the option to participate in outpatient treatment rehab, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP), or Telehealth/Virtual care through our other locations in the network.
What To Expect During Rx Rehab
Every resident’s treatment plan will differ with several treatment options and activities throughout the process of detox and recovery. You can expect to have your days structured primarily around various therapies, including:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family session
- Creative healing
- Relapse prevention
- Holistic healing therapies
You will also have free time to yourself when you are able to talk to loved ones or simply just relax. Inpatient residential treatment drug rehabilitation at Sylvan Detox requires you to live on the premises, so you can focus on your recovery.
How Long Does Rx Rehab in Woodland Hills CA?
Treatment length depends on each individual and several factors. One of the leading aspects that will determine your rehab length is the severity and span of your prescription drug addiction. The longer or more severe an addiction, the longer the drug rehabilitation may be. If your program begins with drug detox, this portion can last from 3 to 10 days. However, with some prescription medications like benzodiazepines, mild withdrawals can last for several months. Inpatient residential treatment drug rehab programs can last 30 days or less, or for more severe cases 60- or 90-day programs are recommended.
Top Abused Prescription Drugs
Often, prescription drug abuse starts out gradually. This refers to using prescription medication in a way that was not intended in your prescription. Using medications outside of a prescription is highly dangerous. Some of these substances can be highly addictive, such as:
Typically prescribed to treat pain and include opioids like fentanyl, codeine, Percocet, morphine, and oxycodone (Oxycontin). Any type of opioid abuse presents many risk factors. They can be highly addictive and result in many users seeking out heroin when their prescriptions run out.
Signs and symptoms associated with opioid abuse:
- Slowed breathing
- Poor coordination
- Increased tolerance leading to higher doses
Mainly prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conditions like narcolepsy, long-term stimulant use can lead to several health consequences. Some common stimulants include dextroamphetamine and amphetamine (Adderall, Mydayis), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine), and methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin). Many have abused stimulants for various reasons including weight loss, better concentration and motivation, and staying awake. It is common for college-age individuals to pass around Adderall because of a need to study longer hours, without knowing the risks of dependence.
Signs and symptoms of stimulant abuse:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Increased alertness
- High blood pressure
- High body temperature
- Reduced appetite
Anti-Anxiety Medications and Sedatives
These types of medication mainly are used to deal with anxiety and sleep disorders. They are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the US. Usually, those who become dependent on them start taking them for a valid reason and have a prescription from a doctor. Sedatives and anti-anxiety medications have a high risk for abuse because individuals become physically and psychologically dependent on them.
Common prescription medications include alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), and benzodiazepines (Klonopin). Those with substance abuse disorder involving these medications require a medical detox or supervised weaning process. This is because withdrawal symptoms, like seizures, are highly dangerous. You should never attempt to stop cold turkey with benzodiazepines and other sedatives/anti-anxiety medications.
Signs and symptoms of anti-anxiety and sedative abuse:
- Slurred speech
- Slowed breathing
- Memory issues
- Poor concentration
- Unbalanced walking
Methadone Detox in Woodland Hills
Although methadone is often used to help many people struggling with opioid addiction, the body can also become dependent on it and cause withdrawals when stopped suddenly. Because it is slow-acting, withdrawal symptoms may take two to four days to develop, and fade over the following 10 days. Attempting methadone withdrawal on your own can be very uncomfortable and at times life-threatening. Often, cravings are so great that people quickly relapse and can easily overdose.
However, with methadone detox, through 24/7 medical monitoring, the Sylvan Detox team can manage withdrawal effects and any significant health issues that may arise. Such conditions also decrease your chances of relapse and increase your chances of completing detox through its entirety.
Why Choose Sylvan Detox for Prescription Drug Rehab?
Any person can develop an addiction to prescription medications. Many of these drugs cause physical and chemical changes to the brain that can make it difficult for anyone to quit using on their own. There is no shame in reaching out for help. At Sylvan Detox, you can be certain you will receive the best care possible for your prescription drug detox and drug rehab in luxury and comfort. Our wide range of treatments allows us to build customized treatments for every resident. These include various holistic treatments which have shown to greatly improve chances of recovery when used with evidence-based treatments.
At our luxury facility, you will have access to your semi-private room, chef-made meals, and high-end amenities, all with the intention to help you focus on your recovery. Some research shows that attending a luxury rehab may increase your chances of completing a full drug rehab program. Feeling more comfortable in an environment you are accustomed to can help ease some of the fear and loneliness many people experience when attending more sterile, hospital-like drug rehabs.
Our prescription drug addiction treatment programs include cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, and anger management to help us get to the root of your addiction. After drug detox completion, you can easily transition into our inpatient treatment program. If you prefer an outpatient treatment program or Telehealth/Virtual Care, you can do so through our other locations in the network.
You will leave Sylvan Detox with an array of tools and new coping mechanisms to help you manage your addiction through the stressors of life. If you or a loved one is struggling with prescription drug addiction, please give us a call today so we can show you how your road to recovery may look. Call (818) 308-3099 to talk to our team today.