Prescription Abuse Treatment that Works

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Your needs are at the forefront of what we do at Freedom From Addiction. Thus, Freedom From Addiction offers a professional methodical approach to those addicted to prescription drugs. Freedom detoxes clients in a comfortable and calming residential setting. Individuals addicted to prescription medication who are not medically supervised may develop severe, possibly life-threatening symptoms.These symptoms may include seizures, vomiting, mood swings and anxiety. It is for these reasons that those addicted to prescription medication need to be medically supervised, which is exactly what we do at Freedom From Addiction .

Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment FAQ

If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction to prescription drugs and are seeking drug rehabilitation in Toronto, then you might find it helpful to read through the following frequently asked questions and their answers.

  1. What does prescription drug abuse entail?
  2. Patients who are addicted to prescription drugs exhibit a variety of telltale behaviours including lying to their doctors about physical symptoms in order to score more pills, taking prescription medications that belong to someone else, or even grinding up the pills into a powder and snorting them in large quantities. Substance abuse is generally defined as continually engaging in destructive behaviour despite the overwhelming negative consequences on one’s life and taking high volumes of prescription drugs certainly falls under that category.

  3. Is it legal to purchase prescription drugs online?
  4. This is a grey area for a number of reasons. It’s highly inadvisable to purchase prescription drugs from online sources unless you’re buying them directly from the manufacturer and can verify the legitimacy of the supplier or online pharmacy. In most countries like the United States, it’s illegal to purchase prescription drugs online that are imported from other countries, even if you’re purchasing them directly from the supplier. On top of that, purchasing prescription drugs online is very dangerous because you might not always know exactly where the drugs were manufactured and what ingredients are included in them.

  5. What are the most commonly abused prescription drugs?
  6. According to the National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA), the following are a list of the most commonly abused prescription medications: prescription opioids, over-the-counter cough/cold medications, prescription stimulants, steroids, prescription sedatives and tranquilizers, inhalants, and methamphetamines.

  7. What are the signs of painkiller addiction or abuse?
  8. There are a number of extenuating factors that can influence the symptoms a patient who’s addicted to painkillers might exhibit. Oftentimes, they might lie about being in chronic pain in order to convince their physicians to renew their prescriptions against their better judgment. Genetic predisposition and the extent of the abuse or addiction also play an important role in determining the symptoms. There are a number of physical and social cues that can indicate if a person is addicted to prescription drugs. These include constant isolation, drastic mood swings, unparalleled euphoria, stealing money or other things from loved ones in order to obtain more drugs, lying to everyone you know, and visiting different doctors to trick them into prescribing you painkillers.

  9. What are the signs of someone on drugs?
  10. The following symptoms indicate that someone you know might be in need of prescription drug rehab: if they’re constantly lying to you about what they’re doing or where they are and who they’re with; erratic behaviour or mood swings; complete and total social isolation; and constantly missing work and neglecting other important obligations. These are just a few of the major signs you should be aware of if you suspect someone you know and love might be indulging a little too much in prescription drugs.

  11. How much does it cost to enroll in a drug rehab centre in Toronto for a prescription medication addiction?
  12. The cost of enrolling in a drug rehab centre can vary depending on a few different factors including the length of your stay, the extent of your addiction or abuse, as well as whether you’re enrolling in an inpatient or outpatient program. At Freedom From Addiction, we exclusively offer inpatient drug and alcohol treatment because we believe this is a more effective and long-lasting method of treating our patients.

  13. Can I keep my job if I go to rehab?
  14. Legally, your employer can’t fire you for enrolling in a drug rehabilitation or drug detox program. However, whether or not you’ll physically be able to continue working throughout the duration of your treatment depends mostly on whether you choose to participate on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Inpatient drug rehab programs are typically more intensive and in-depth because the require patients to live on the premises full-time for any given period of time, depending on how well their treatment goes. Outpatient programs are a little less focused and riskier because they allow the patient to continue living their life uninterrupted, which can present opportunities for more triggers.

  15. How long do patients have to stay in a prescription drug rehab centre to maximize the success of their treatment?
  16. There is no precise deadline by which you’re expected to complete your treatment. In fact, overcoming a prescription drug addiction can be a very overwhelming and daunting endeavour. That’s why we discourage our patients from putting too much pressure on themselves, as this can actually increase the risk of relapsing. That said, we do encourage our patients to set achievable and realistic goals for themselves, which our staff will also help them work towards.

  17. Will my medical insurance cover the cost of prescription drug rehab?
  18. Your private insurance company might either partially or completely cover the cost of your prescription drug rehab treatment, but this is something you should discuss with them before enrolling in any specific programs. On top of that, most drug rehab centres also offer extensive payment plans and discounts to help their patients succeed.

  19. What do I need to bring with me to drug rehab?
  20. The only items you need to bring with you are your personal effects and various forms of photographic identification. We expect that all abusive substances brought into our facility are forfeited before entering the premises.

  21. What is the success rate of treatment for prescription drug addiction?
  22. While the success rate of prescription drug addiction is fairly high, so is the rate of relapse for a lot of patients. However, relapse shouldn’t be viewed as a failure in your treatment trajectory. Rather, relapse is simply an indicator that further treatment or an adjustment in your treatment plan may be necessary. In fact, most people are likely to relapse several times throughout their treatment and recovery period. Think of it as an opportunity to continually re-evaluate your priorities and set more attainable goals for yourself and work with an incentive program to reward yourself every time you accomplish a goal.

The counselors and medical team at Freedom From Addiction believe one of the most important steps in the prescription detox process is the gradual reduction of the doses in accordance with realistic needs of the addicted patient. A Freedom Plan is devised in consultation with the client and appropriate medical and counseling professionals to achieve optimal results.