Inpatient and Outpatient Prescription Addiction Programs
Prescription drugs are the most commonly abused substance in the U.S. by individuals 14 years and older, after marijuana and alcohol. Although the dangers of prescription drug abuse have become more widely recognized in the last few decades, the myth that prescription drugs are safer than illicit street drugs still persists. As is true for most other substances of drug abuse, misuse of prescription drugs can cause people to become addicted and lead to severe mental, emotional and physical consequences.
Prescription drugs can be highly addictive. If taken for a long period of time, they will change the way the brain functions. Withdrawal symptoms develop because the abuser’s body becomes accustomed to, and reliant upon, functioning with the prescription medication.
Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic. In fact, millions of people annually report using prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons. The vast majority of prescription drug overdoses are caused by opiate pain relievers such as hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin, and oxycodone, or OxyContin. Since 2008, opiates have been involved in tens of thousands of deaths. Benzodiazepines, like Xanax and Valium, alcohol and heroin, when paired with prescription opiate pain relievers, accounted for about half of these deaths.
Summit Estate Recovery Center is well equipped to stem the rising tide of prescription drug abuse, as we accept more and more patients suffering from a prescription pill addiction. We offer both inpatient and outpatient prescription drug rehab services in California’s Bay Area. Clients come from all over the world to enter the residential drug rehab program at our expansive, luxurious Los Gatos, California property; meanwhile, clients seeking outpatient substance abuse rehab services come to our Saratoga, California facility for expert care that fits their schedule.
Our Comprehensive Prescription Drug Rehab Program
Addiction to, and dependence on, prescription medications can be fatal if left unaddressed, but does not have to be so with effective treatment. Prescription drug abusers can regain control over their lives and recover. Prescription drug treatment, like any drug addiction program, is complex. Inpatient residential treatment is often necessary to effectively address the effects of prolonged prescription drug abuse on the mind and body.
Summit Estate’s residential program begins, for each client, with an option for a full psychiatric evaluation upon admission. Dual diagnosis patients may be identified at the time, and any co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety or depression will be accounted for. Our certified and professional substance abuse counselors will then map out a recovery plan for each client for up to 90 days. The client’s recovery process officially kicks off with medically supervised detox, a multi-day process that rids the body of lingering effects of the prescription drugs he or she was abusing.
After their time in our prescription drug detox center, clients begin their personalized holistic treatment plan, which helps restore their mental and physical health. Yoga, acupuncture, massage and outdoor activities will be offered during this time, as will optional 12-step meetings and group and individual therapy sessions. Each client will also receive individualized nutritional counseling during their residential stay at Summit Estate, and dine on delicious, high-quality, nutrition-rich meals to help allay any cravings left over from their prescription drug abuse.
Residents of Northern California can receive many of the same services – customized care and group and one-on-one therapy sessions – at Summit Estate’s Outpatient clinic in Saratoga, which also functions as an extended and continued care facility. Some clients who are in our residential prescription drug treatment program will have the option of transitioning to the Saratoga facility after their first 30 or 60 days of care.
Types Of Prescription Drug Addictions That We Treat
Every year seems to bring a new type of prescription pill addiction, as people continue to find different types of pharmaceutical drugs to abuse. Summit Estate’s experienced medical staff and substance abuse counselors are highly trained to treat addictions to a wide range of prescription drugs, including, but not limited to: