Confronting a loved one to consider prescription drug addiction treatment is a tough battle.
I’ve seen the troubles. They understand they have a problem but my recommendations were often lost to the ether and haze of the addiction.
When I’ve talked to them — they say things like:
- I’ve gone too far so what’s the point?
- I have control so quit bringing it up!
They don’t realize there is no cheerful end-game with what they’re doing. It leads to a criminal offense or death.
I hope those reading this can get an understanding of the treatment process whether it’s to convince a loved one or if you’re the one in need.
Here is what you should know.
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment: Going In
I know the idea of attending rehab can be a scary thought since it exposes the addiction but it’s crucial to seek help as soon as possible.
You have options:
- Inpatient care – The type that provides 24-hour treatment at a hospital or hospital-like environment
- Outpatient care – The type where you may visit a facility at your leisure and commitment
Both provide the medical expertise of professionals to help throughout the treatment process. You’re in good hands.
From there, depending on your choice of the facility, you will find treatments based on behavioral (cognitive) treatments or medicinal. These are often combined to maximize the chance of a full and on-going recovery.
The focus of your stay may introduce:
- Cognitive behavior therapy which helps you understand why you abuse drugs and help redefine who you are as a person
- Holistic therapies such as participating in yoga, massage therapy, spa treatments, and involvement with media to ease your physical and mental well-being
I would recommend taking the time to understand your addiction. Research and find the treatment you feel best suits your needs.
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment: Coming Out
Adjusting to life after rehab is an on-going battle I see with my friends and family. Yet, they’re getting there. The few who went through the process made the right choice.
I’ve seen the troubles:
- Difficulty with returning to social circles
- The temptation found within the local community
- Negative perceptions of others and (especially) employers
But I’m right there to support them. That’s the best we can do since it’s still on them to walk the right path. Some may relapse but at least they know recovery is a possibility — something obtainable.
Let me share what you could do to help:
- Invite them to activities that are far removed from the “party” culture
- Work alongside them to eat better and exercise
- Attend support groups with them or at least take the time to listen
Show them kind love. They’ve got a long journey ahead of them.
Finding Help on the Road to Recovery
The Midwest Recovery Centers provide the extended prescription drug addiction treatment to help you (or a loved one) succeed in their road to recovery and lifelong sobriety.
Their team assists each family and individual in a tailored way to provide a therapeutic model which introduces personal therapy, education, personal growth, and a 12-step support.
Give them a call, 844-597-1376, or use their ‘have us call you‘. Believe me, it’s something you’ll wish you’d done earlier especially when you see so many great lives ruined due to prescription drug abuse.