Prescription Drug Detox Quiz

Do You Need Prescription Drug Detox?

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Audrey Grimm, PMHNP-BC

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Sequoia Detox Centers

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Audrey Grimm is one of Sequoia’s original founders and Chief Executive Officer. Audrey has spent her career working in behavioral health. She has over 10 years of nursing experience, half of that working in inpatient psychiatric and detox facilities. She graduated as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 2023. 

Prescription drug abuse often occurs with one or more of these three classes of drugs; Stimulants, Opioids, and Depressants. They require a prescription from a doctor to treat various bodily issues and ailments. Abuse occurs when someone takes more medicine than is prescribed or takes someone else’s prescription. In some cases, medicine cabinets are raided. In others, prescription drugs are purchased illegally. Often, people like the effects produced by their medication so much that they take more than is directed, whether it be for pain relief for an injury or for treating a mental health diagnosis. Taking medications not prescribed to you or taken in any way other than directed by a physician is considered abuse and can lead to addiction. 

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What Makes Prescription Drug Abuse Dangerous?​

The dangers vary by the type of drug. As mentioned earlier, there are three classes of prescription drugs that are at high risk for abuse. Stimulants are characterized by their stimulating effect on the mind and body. Usually, these are prescribed to treat developmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD. They are used to institute the ability to focus and organize. They aid in executive functioning; the ability to plan and execute an action. They are abused for these effects and more such as appetite suppression for eating disorders and staying awake for long periods in hopes of being more productive. Amphetamines and methamphetamines are examples of commonly abused stimulant drugs

Depressants are prescribed to treat sleep, anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures. Opioids are prescribed to treat pain, but they are similar to depressants in the way that they slow down the respiratory system. In the event of an overdose, depressants slow down or stop breathing, which cuts off oxygen to the brain, leading to permanent brain damage or death.

Another danger associated with prescription drugs is the method of consumption. If someone uses drugs intravenously, like with a needle, they heighten the chances of contracting a bloodborne disease like HIV or Hepatitis C. 

 Prescription drugs can seriously damage the internal organs, specifically the heart, kidneys, and liver. Over time the organs begin to damage and work less efficiently. Fatty liver disease can often result in ingesting large amounts of prescription drugs.

Attempting to detox from prescription drugs alone can also be dangerous. It is important for someone to take a prescription drug detox assessment so they can get the proper care they need in a medical detox for prescription drugs.

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What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Prescription Drug Withdrawal?

There are many different classes of prescription medications. Some different types of medications can include; stimulants, opiates or opioids, and benzodiazepines. The most common forms of withdrawal from prescription medications are physical symptoms can be a runny nose, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, achy bones, fever, sweating, increased blood pressure, hot or cold flashes, and discomfort. The psychological aspects of withdrawal may include; depression, loss of interest or enjoyment in things, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, mood swings, cravings, difficulty sitting still, little to no energy, apathy, and an overall feeling of impending doom.

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What Are the Signs I Need a Prescription Drug Detox Program? ​

Prescription drug abuse can result in addiction. When a person takes prescription drugs other than directed by a physician frequently, physical and psychological dependence can result. 

If you are having trouble controlling how much or how little you use prescription drugs, there are tools available to help understand the severity of the addiction. A prescription Drug Detox Assessment can be taken to answer questions that can paint a clear picture of what actions may be necessary to follow. 

 Addiction treatment is difficult to treat without medical staff. Underlying conditions and other health consequences have occurred and must be addressed. 

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Prepare for recovery with our withdrawal management program at Sequoia Recovery Centers. Tailored specifically to your personal goals and values, we will work with you to develop a treatment regimen that best fits your needs.

We focus on the every portion of recovery – medical detox, residential inpatient, and outpatient treatment. Similar to an ER visit for an asthma attack, medical detox for addiction provides immediate stabilization, but by itself does not change the long-term course of the condition. That’s where our treatment programs come in.

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