Anxiety And Prescription Pills Abuse
What is Prescription Pills Abuse?
Prescription drug abuse is the use of prescription medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor. Prescription pills abuse has quickly become a raging epidemic in America. Many people begin using drugs legitimately only to then progress towards prescription pill abuse.
Prescription pills abuse includes using other prescriptions, snorting, or even injecting ground-prescription pills to get high. Over time, prescription pill abuse radically changes your brain. It begins affecting your self-control and ability to make healthy choices.
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Dealing with Persistent Worry
When you live daily with anxiety it can lead to prescription pills abuse. Dealing with the physical and mental symptoms of anxiety is difficult when you don’t have coping tools. It’s easy to turn to benzos due to the quick relief, however, these prescriptions are never meant as a long-term solution. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we aim to help provide you a safe secure environment that helps you to face tour anxiety.
When you confront your fears and worries you can begin to heal. When you have a supportive therapist that you can trust you can be open and honest. We want to provide that for you and help you overcome your problems with prescription pill abuse.
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Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Pill Abuse
The brain tends to adjust to the constant availability of benzos. A dose that worked one day may no longer work at all. When an individual begins abusing benzodiazepines there are many signs that one can observe. Some of these signs include the following:
- Doctor shopping
- Excessively sleepy
- Eye twitching
- Dizzy spells
- Cognitive impairments
- Appear intoxicated
- Involuntary movements
The Role of Anxiety in Addiction
Trying to escape from overwhelming anxiety is often a motivator behind prescription pill abuse. Addiction isn’t a personal choice or a moral failure. Research acknowledges anxiety is a predictor of addiction and relapsing. The foundation of addiction is often built on stress and trauma. It is a conditioned response to serious life events and the social environment.
Using prescription pills may start partly to cope with the physical and emotional toll that untreated anxiety causes, but later turn into prescription pill abuse. Resurgence Behavioral Health can help you detox from prescription pills and develop the skills to successfully overcome your anxiety.
Effects from Anxiety and Addiction
The long-term activation of the stress-response system takes a toll on your health. Cortisol severely disrupts your body’s processes when you are in a constant state of stress. Prolonged stress responses can even change your brain chemistry, which is why you seek an outlet to relieve stress and anxiety. This is when prescription pill abuse can start involuntarily.
When you are unable to cope with anxiety, it makes it difficult to make healthy choices. You want immediate relief. However, to break free from prescription pill abuse you will have to confront your anxiety to live a healthy and productive life. Relying on prescription pills is not a long-term solution.
The Solution for Stress
You can’t avoid stress or anxiety. This is a natural part of your body’s response to stimuli. You can’t ignore it either. There are many ways to help alleviate acute symptoms related to anxiety. The most important thing you can do for yourself is to take the time to breathe.
Stress is a part of life. Many techniques can help you process it healthily. When you suffer from prescription pill abuse and anxiety, you are going to need medical care to treat both conditions. Stress can motivate you to get the help you need. A Benzo rehab treatment center is the first step you need to take.
At Resurgence Behavioral Health you can learn healthy coping strategies. You can live a life with stress and deal with it in healthy ways without turning to prescription pills. It first starts with finding the right help and supportive care. Resurgence offers spa-like amenities that surround you with luxurious comfort as you begin recovery. Every part of your treatment aims to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety that come along with detoxing and recovery.
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A Safe Recovery from Prescription Pill Abuse
Prescription pill abuse causes serious mental and health problems. Once you become addicted to your prescription pills, a cold-turkey stop can lead to a painful and difficult withdrawal. You should never stop taking your prescription benzo pills without the supervision of a doctor.
Resurgence Behavioral health can help you safely detox by tapering down your dose. We can provide you with a structured benzo rehab program that provides you with multi-layered help. Most people cannot stop abusing prescription pills alone.
Detoxing from Prescription Pill Abuse
The symptoms of benzo withdrawal vary from person to person. Symptoms can be mild for prescription pill abuse if you haven’t been using it for a long time. Chronic prescription pill abuse can have more intense withdrawal symptoms. Most people who take benzos longer than six months will often experience moderate-to-severe withdrawal symptoms. Some of the symptoms of prescription pill abuse withdrawal include:
- Muscle aches
- Abnormal skin sensations
- Rapid breathing
- Weight loss
- Increased anxiety
- Difficulty in concentration
- Difficulty sleeping
- Grand mal seizures
- Loss of reality
Therapies for Prescription Pill Abuse
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a comprehensive assessment and treatment for anxiety. This type of therapy confronts your negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. From there you will learn how to change your reactions to better manage your anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral therapy techniques show you that you have the power to change and control how you react to stress and anxiety.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the most effective treatment for anxiety. Be patient with yourself because it takes time to sufficiently master the necessary skills needed to sustain recovery from prescription pill abuse.
Recovery is Possible
The first step you must take is to pick up the phone and call. It is a choice you must make for yourself. Recovery is possible. At Regency Behavioral Health, we can help you learn new coping skills to resist the urge to use. Treatment involves a multifaceted approach that suits your needs. Medication is often prescribed to help you deal with the symptoms of withdrawal.
Our highly skilled drug addiction counselors will work with you to develop a support network that you turn to should you feel the desire to use prescription pills. We offer an array of options to fit your circumstances. Some of our treatment programs include:
- Intensive Outpatient
- Medical Detox
- Partial Hospitalizations
- Sober Living
Resurgence Behavioral Health uses evidence-based treatment along with holistic practices to provide you with the best possible outcomes. We treat both your mind and body with comprehensive care.
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No matter what stage of addiction you are in, your life is valuable. No one should have to face addiction alone. Health insurance companies recognize the importance of effective treatment for prescription pill abuse. You can instantly check on our secure website and instantly find an affirmative answer if your insurance sufficiently covers your prescription pill abuse treatment.
We believe no one should be turned away for benzo rehab. Therefore, at Regency Behavioral Health, we will help you to carefully negotiate with your insurance carrier to find the right program at a cost you can afford.