When a doctor prescribes medications, they are taking a patient’s medical history, body type, and condition into account. Most of the time, they are able to create a medication plan that is safe for the patient. However, whether from physician error or a patient mistakenly deviating from the prescribed medication plan, addiction to prescription medication sometimes occurs. What was intended to help is now causing significant harm.
It is not a sign of “weakness” or “bad character” to become addicted to prescription medications. It can happen to anyone. The only thing that matters when it comes to addiction is receiving treatment and maintaining sobriety.
Located in a quiet spot near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Silver Ridge is a rehabilitation center designed to meet the needs of midlife adults. Our philosophy of care focuses on the individual. We strive to help our clients understand the cause of their addiction and learn how to accept stress and anxiety so that they can deal with these feelings in healthy ways.
Dial (855) 945-7788 to learn more about our prescription drug addiction rehab program in Asheville.
When Does Prescription Use Become Abuse?
Painkillers, anxiety medications, and stimulants are some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. These include medications such as:
When someone is prescribed medications, the physician should have crafted a plan that prevents the patient from building a tolerance to the drug. This way, they can keep taking the medication at regularly scheduled intervals and still feel the full effects. An addiction may be forming when someone starts taking these medications outside of their regularly scheduled routine. Trying to convince your doctor to refill a prescription by lying about a condition or attempting to obtain them illegally are also telltale signs of a problem.