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 for prescription drug addiction today
However, it’s important to recognise that prescription drug addiction is treatable and it’s possible to make a full and lasting recovery. The most crucial first step is to seek help; our expert team at Life Works are committed to helping you every step of the way towards overcoming your addiction and getting your life back on track.
As an initial step, Life Works offers a free addiction assessment. This takes place with a member of our specialist addiction treatment team and provides you with the chance to discuss your difficulties in confidence, understand the treatment options that are available to you, and learn about the journey that you could be taking towards prescription drug rehabilitation and recovery.
We are also able to offer an intensive, 10-day medically assisted withdrawal detoxification programme for your prescription drug addiction, if this is required. 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
This page was reviewed by Steve Clarke, Hospital Director, (MSc, NCFED) in 2019 and is scheduled to be reviewed again in 2021.
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.
As a Life Works client, you will benefit from a completely bespoke treatment journey which is individually tailored according to your unique condition, needs and goals. This ensures that you are placed at the centre of your rehabilitation journey and are empowered to achieve the most positive post-treatment outcomes for you personally. 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.
Prescription drug addiction treatment takes place as part of our comprehensive 28-day Addiction Treatment Programme, during which you will stay at the centre in Woking on a residential basis. 28 days is the recommended treatment length for addictions at Life Works, although we are able to consider flexible treatment lengths to fit in with your work and other personal commitments, if required. 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 Wroks is based on the well-known 12-Step addiction treatment model. This was first introduced by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and essentially combines a set of guiding principles for the addiction treatment and recovery journey with a client's motivation to change their destructive behaviours.
Our leading prescription drug Addiction Treatment Programme consists of:
- Free, no obligation addiction assessment, allowing you to discuss your concerns in confidence and start your journey towards rehabilitation and recovery - book your appointment today
- 10-day medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for your prescription drug addiction, if needed
- Individual 1:1 therapy and structured group therapy programmes
- An exceptional family programme
- Access to 12-Step fellowship groups
- Free aftercare for 12 months following treatment
- Free family support for 12 months following treatment
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.