Prescription drug rehab in Surrey
Prescription drug addiction develops as a result of individuals repeatedly taking prescription medication for a non-medical reason until they become physically and psychologically dependent on the drug in question and are unable to function without it. Prescription drugs may include prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines and stimulants; these are typically prescribed by medical professionals to provide short-term pain relief following an operation or injury, or to help in the treatment of a range of other medical and/or psychological conditions. However, there are a range of effects associated with these drugs, which can cause people to develop a harmful addiction. For example, opioid painkillers are known to produce feelings of tranquillity and euphoria which can be highly addictive to some people and cause them to take the drug over and over again regardless of need.
At Life Works, we understand that without timely intervention for your prescription drug misuse, this has the potential to become worse over time; it can cause serious health complications and have a negative effect on multiple areas of your life including your relationships and work. Over time, it’s likely that you will build a tolerance to the drug, meaning that you need to consume higher amounts of this, on a more frequent basis, in order to achieve the desired effects. Untreated prescription drug addiction may also lead to the development other drug addictions, alcohol addiction and behavioural addictions, causing a whole host of additional problems.
Seek help and support for prescription drug addiction today
However, it’s important to recognise that prescription drug addiction can be managed and a lasting recovery can be made. The most crucial first step is to seek help & support and our expert team at Life Works are here to help you overcome your prescription drug addiction.
As an initial step, Life Works offers a free pre-screening assessment. The assessment is carried out to determine which kind of treatment plan is best for you as well as provide an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have. You will learn about the journey that you could be taking towards prescription drug rehabilitation and recovery.
During a stay a Life Works, there is also a 10-day medically assisted detoxification programme, allowing you to detox from prescription medication. This involves:
- 24-hour clinical support from our dedicated medical professionals, ensuring that you are safe and comfortable throughout the process
- A substance-free environment to reduce the chances of relapse
- Controlled medication can be prescribed if required, to help to alleviate withdrawal symptoms
- Emotional support from experienced addiction therapists and psychiatrists
Our treatment experts at Life Works have extensive clinical experience in treating prescription drug dependency, and we are able to deliver a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques. Our aim is to empower you to tackle your prescription drug addiction symptoms, identify the potential causes and triggers for your addiction, and improve your self-esteem and general wellbeing.
Our beautiful environment, complete with friendly and welcoming living areas, as well as spacious, private grounds, really does provide the perfect retreat in which you can remove yourself from negative outside influences and focus on your health and wellbeing.
Prescription drug addiction rehab at Life Works, Surrey
Life Works has a proven track record of helping people with prescription drug addictions. We use a combination of medically assisted detox and intensive therapy to help people break their physical addiction and address the reasons behind their prescription drug abuse.
When joining the Life Works' Addiction Treatment Programme for prescription drug addiction, a 28-comprehensive stay will likely be part of the recommended treatment plan. During your stay at Life Works, you will receive various treatments from a range of medical professionals. Some of these treatments include a detoxification process as well as different types of therapies.
Often, you will start off by undertaking a medically assisted withdrawal detoxification process for your addiction in order to remove the substance from your system and achieve physical stability. Following detox, you will be ready to start your intensive programme of group therapy and individual counselling, which helps you to address the source and triggers for your addictive behaviours, learn effective coping mechanisms, improve your self-esteem and take steps towards a happier and healthier life. Once you have gained an understanding of why you abuse prescription medication, we can then help you to develop new and healthy coping skills. This gives you the tools to live a drug-free life and helps you to establish a support network when you leave treatment.
Prescription drug rehabilitation at Life Works is based on the well-known 12-Step addiction treatment model.
Our leading prescription drug Addiction Treatment Programme:
- Free, pre-screening assessment, discussing treatments and concerns in confidence
- 10-day detoxification process with assistance from medical professionals, if needed
- 1:1 therapy sessions
- Structured group therapy sessions
- Access to 12-Step fellowships
For more detailed information on Life Works’ world class prescription drug addiction treatment, as well as the type and format of the addiction therapy that we can offer, please visit our approach to addiction treatment page.
This page was reviewed by Robin Clayton, Primary Therapist, (BACP, ATSAC) in September 2021.
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