Prescription Drugs

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Alcohol Rehab Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs Rehab Clinics

The are a number of different types of Prescription Drugs addictions and a number of different ways in which the addiction can develop. There are three main routes of supply for prescription medication:

  • Prescribed drugs by doctors & psychiatrists etc
  • Illicit street prescription tablets and medicines
  • Internet drugs from online pharmacies

Addicted or Dependent?

The million dollar question in all cases of prescription drug addiction is, “how did you become addicted?” Clients that have been prescribed drugs for pain management might not consider themselves to be an ‘addict’ but can often readily see that they have built up a chemical dependency on the prescription medicine. A client of this nature may question if they need rehab. After all, they didn’t start using drugs recreationally or as a result of some underlying problem. In this instance it would probably most suitable to opt for an inpatient detox with some follow up one to one counselling as appose to a regular rehab programme.

Clients that use prescription medication as a way of self medicating to control negative feelings will most likely need a rehab clinic to resolve the underlying issues. In order to be sure, it is always good practice to seek a clinical assessment. For a free clinical assessment call 0845 3881 543 or mobiles call Tel: 07811 606 606.

Negative feelings and underlying issues can include:

  • Traumatic experiences
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Problems
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Panic Attacks

There are four main types of medications that are commonly abused:

  • Opiates – Typically prescribed for pain management
  • Benzodiazipines – Typically prescribed as detox medication or to tackle issues like anxiety
  • Slimming Tablets – Although amphetamines are often used, herbal remedies can often create problems too
  • Sleeping Tablets –

Some of the most popular opiate based prescription medication can include but is not exclusive to:

  • DF118’s (Dihydrocodeine)
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Pethadine
  • Oxycontin
  • Tramadol
  • Vicodin
  • Lortab

Some of the most popular benzodiazipine prescription medication can include but is not exclusive to:

  • Vailum
  • Nitrazipam
  • Diazipam
  • Temazepam
  • Lorazepam

Some of the slimming tablets available:

  • Adios
  • Bional Apple Slim Xtra
  • Capsiplex
  • Chromium Picolinate
  • Citrimax (HCA)
  • Figure Trim CLA Formula
  • Holland & Barratt 7 Day Souper Cabbage Diet System
  • Holland & Barrett Fibre Diet
  • Lipoclear XLS
  • Phase 2 Starch Neutraliser
  • Powerhealth Slim Nite
  • Xenadrine EFX
  • Zotrim

It has to be said that the slimming tablets listed here are non-addictive, however, if someone is abusing them and controlling their eating to extreme levels it is likely that a rehab clinic will be necessary to resolve the cognitive distortions that lead to the eating disorder.

Some of the more popular sleeping tablets include:

  • Amitriptyline
  • Estazolam
  • Eszopiclone
  • Nortriptyline
  • Ramelteon
  • Temazepam
  • Trazodone
  • Triazolam
  • Zaleplon
  • Zolpidem
  • Zopiclone

Clinical Assessment

If you are feeling a little bewildered, rest assured, your clinical detox and rehab needs can all be ascertained by completing an initial clinical assessment. With the majority of rehabs this is, and should be, a free service and can take place over the phone or in person. The initial assessment will give the rehab / detox clinic an idea about:

  1. Drug History
  2. Previous Treatment Programs
  3. Previous Detox Attempts
  4. Medical History
  5. Emotional Difficulties
  6. Environmental Risks
  7. Client Motivation

What the Doctor will ask

Before embarking on any form of detox or rehab for prescription drugs, doctors will always seek to understand how you became dependent. If you have become dependent on opiate based prescription drugs as a result of being prescribed medication by a pain management team, doctors and detox staff will want to ensure that you are going to be able to manage the pain (if any ) without the medication. Equally, if you have been prescribed medicine for an anxiety disorder, doctors will want to ensure that you have relevant counselling and coping strategies in place before detoxing you from the benzodiazipines.


It can be very dangerous to buy medication over the internet or from illicit sources as they are not regulated outlets. You can not be sure what has been put into the tablets. Counterfeit medication is a very lucrative industry – We would always suggest that you seek professional, medical advice before taking any action on a prescription drug detox.

For further reading read this article counterfeit drugs kill 200,000 people last year alone

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