Prescription drugs contain psychoactive substances which have a high potential for abuse if taken over long durations or in quantities not prescribed. There are some who abuse these substances who began using them as prescribed by a doctor. Some become addicted, leading to drug abuse and many then turn to illegal methods of obtaining them.
Prescription drug abuse treatment programs are expanding to offer help to people with prescription drug abuse problems. To learn more about your options when seeking treatment, contact Drug Treatment Naples at (239) 687-3421 today.
Sedatives, anti-anxiety medications:
Prescription drugs fall into DEA Schedules II through V classifications. Schedule I drugs have no approved medical use, such as heroin or cocaine. The following examples are where some popular drugs fall:
Schedule II (High potential for abuse, could lead to psychological or physical dependence and considered dangerous) includes:
Schedule III (Moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence) includes:
Schedule IV (Low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence) includes:
Schedule V (Lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of limited quantities of certain narcotics) includes:
withdrawal symptoms, and also is a long-term maintenance tool
There are numerous health risks associated with common prescription drug abuse including:
Prescription medication abuse is a serious problem, but help is available. Treatment centers are only a phone call away. Qualified and licensed staff will address any questions or concerns you may have and offer assistance. Experienced staff and the best facilities can help people recover. Living a healthy and sober life is the goal. Thorough assessments are given, so needs are met and your health is put first.
Detoxification, therapies, counseling and aftercare services are all part of the comprehensive drug rehab options available. Call Drug Treatment Naples today at (239) 687-3421 to get the help you or a loved one needs to take control and recover from your addiction.