Top Rated Prescription Drug Rehab in Beverly Hills
Many people know that prescription drug addiction in the U.S. has reached epidemic levels. More opioid painkillers have been prescribed in the U.S. than in any other country. Research shows that Americans take more prescription drugs than any other nation. Overprescribing practices of addictive medications have fueled the RX drug epidemic. While legislators and the medical community are working to curtail prescription drug abuse, millions are already addicted and in need of help.
Sylvan Detox offers prescription drug abuse treatment to residents of Beverly Hills and surrounding areas of Los Angeles. These drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when abused. Our luxury rehab specializes in addiction treatment that combines evidence-based therapies and holistic treatments. Our clinicians help clients learn how to manage their addiction and end their dependence on drugs like Fentanyl and Xanax.
Many people addicted to prescription medications were prescribed at one time. Others may have developed an addiction to these drugs through recreational abuse. Regardless, it is possible to overcome drug dependency and achieve lasting recovery. Sylvan Detox can help with our top-quality medical detox and inpatient rehab treatment programs.
What Is RX Rehab Like?
RX rehab at Sylvan Detox is designed to be a positive and healthful experience. That’s not the ‘general reputation’ that rehabs have, but Sylvan Detox is part of the wave of innovative treatment centers that believe in support rather than deprivation. The detox portion of rehab can indeed be challenging with its withdrawal symptoms, but Sylvan’s clinicians prescribe medications that reduce or eliminate unpleasant symptoms so that clients can relax as their bodies detox from the drug they’re addicted to.
Our rehab is designed with luxury in mind. We feature a wide range of amenities such as chef-prepared meals, holistic therapies like meditation and yoga, games, television, comfortable furnishings, and more. Rather than a sterile, hospital-like setting, clients enjoy a home-like setting where they’re treated with respect and dignity.
The core of Sylvan Detox’s treatment program is based on medically sanctioned treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy. We’re also able to treat dual diagnosis. In addition to our evidence-based treatments, we feature several holistic therapies that support whole-person healing and wellness. The result is that we help clients build a strong recovery foundation.
What To Expect During RX Rehab
Sylvan Detox features medical detox and inpatient addiction treatment. Most clients begin with medical detox, but before they begin therapy of any kind, our clinicians evaluate their psychological health to recommend the ideal course of treatment. Individualizing treatment is crucial as some clients need mental health treatment for conditions such as anxiety or depression.
After the evaluation, clients can begin the detox process if needed. Medical detox targets physical dependence. While still dependent, people would find it difficult or even impossible to focus effectively on other treatments. Detox takes about a week and affects clients differently. Certain drugs cause certain withdrawal symptoms. Opioid painkillers tend to cause flu-like symptoms. Symptoms might be mild or severe. However, we prescribe treatments to reduce symptoms so they don’t reach the severe stage. Helping clients remain comfortable is a priority.
After detox is completed, clients can begin therapies that target the psychological and behavioral aspects of their RX addiction. These are the factors that typically lead to relapse so it’s essential to address them. During therapy, clients learn to identify their triggers and manage them with healthful coping strategies. They also learn to understand and manage the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Until they can manage these connections, they remain vulnerable to relapse.
As treatment progresses, clients grow in stability and ability to manage their triggers and maintain their sobriety. Many clients choose to attend outpatient treatment or aftercare after completing their Sylvan treatment program. Ongoing treatment, at least during the first year, is helpful, especially as people return to their everyday lives and their stressors.
How Long Does RX Rehab Los Angeles Last?
Prescription drug treatment programs tend to last 30, 60, or 90 days. Detox lasts for about one week, but it’s not an exact process. Someone who has been addicted for a long time may require a longer detox stay. Some clients feel stable enough to transition from inpatient treatment back to their lives after 30 days. Others do not and opt for a longer stay. Clients who have a dual diagnosis or have been addicted for many years may benefit from a longer rehab stay, but it’s a highly individualized decision. It may be helpful to know that researchers have found that the longer a person spends in addiction treatment, the less likely they are to relapse.
Top Abused Prescription Drugs
Although there are many addictive prescription drugs, there are just a few classes of these drugs that are widely abused. These include opioid painkillers, central nervous system depressants (benzodiazepines and barbiturates), and stimulants. Within these categories, there are many RX drugs that people abuse and may develop addictions to. The following is an overview of the top abused prescription drugs:
Opioid painkillers are derived from the opioid poppy, the same plant that gives us morphine and heroin (although heroin is technically derived from morphine, which comes from the opium poppy). Like morphine, many of these drugs provide immense pain relief for patients when properly used. However, patients can quickly develop a tolerance to opioids and require more of the drug to feel the same effects. Some people abuse opioids recreationally because of the feelings of calm and euphoria they can produce. The most commonly abused prescription opioids include:
Central Nervous System Depressants
Central nervous system (CNS) depressants are prescribed to relieve symptoms of anxiety and insomnia. Within this category of medications, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates, are among the top abused RX drugs. CNS depressants slow down the nervous system, allowing clients to relax. Feelings of calm and relaxation are pleasurable, leading many people who don’t need these medications for an actual medical condition to take them. Moreover, even people with anxiety or insomnia can become dependent on them, develop a tolerance, and then an addiction. Some of the most widely abused CNS depressants are:
Stimulants are generally prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, many high school and college students or young professionals abuse them because they provide powerful feelings of alertness and energy. The drugs increase brain activity but they can also be dangerous, speeding up blood pressure and increasing blood sugar. Like the drugs referenced above, they are prone to addiction development. Commonly abused stimulants include:
Methadone Detox in Beverly Hills
Methadone is a drug that’s sometimes prescribed as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Can drugs help someone overcome a prescription or illicit drug addiction? Yes. The medical community believes and has demonstrated that they can. Methadone is a drug prescribed to people addicted to certain opioids. Methadone treatment does not cause a person to get high. It does ‘satisfy’ the opioid receptors in the brain. The result is that people feel fewer or less intense cravings for the drug they’ve been addicted to and do not experience withdrawal symptoms.
Even so, methadone is an opioid agonist, so it is not without risks. Some people have abused and become addicted to it. It’s also possible to overdose on methadone, which is why the drug is highly regulated and only dispensed at licensed methadone clinics by licensed clinicians. Usually, methadone treatment lasts about a year, but some people remain on it longer.
Methadone has helped many clients get off and stay off of dangerous prescription opioids and heroin so that they can lead more healthful and rewarding lives. Other medications can be prescribed for opioid addiction as part of MAT. Not everyone who has an opioid addiction prefers methadone treatment, but it is a treatment option. When cravings are managed, clients find it much easier to focus on other therapies. Together, MAT and therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy can help people manage their opioid addiction.
Why Choose Sylvan Detox for RX Rehab
If you have a prescription drug addiction, don’t put off treatment. You may think you know the drug you’re addicted to–that you understand its effects, but so have hundreds of thousands of others who ultimately overdosed on RX drugs. Prescription drugs can be just as deadly as street drugs when abused, and there are ample statistics that confirm this truth. Contact Sylvan Detox so we can help you begin your recovery journey right away. Our empathetic clinicians and clinically-driven therapies can help you put addiction behind you.