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Dealing with prescription drug dependence is one of the many specialties of Celebrate Hope at Hope by the Sea. With all of the recent media coverage, regarding well-known celebrities who have entered treatment to deal with their prescription drug problems; this has brought to light, the fact we are dealing with a nation-wide epidemic.
The life of the one addicted to these medications is quite insidious. First of all, a doctor prescribed the medications, i.e.; Vicodin, Ativan, Percodan, Lortab, Oxycontin, Valium, Methadone, Ambien, or 100’s of other highly addictive medications. Most medications have a legitimate reason for being prescribed; however, when these medications start to control or take over a person’s life, that’s called addiction.
The two most common classes of medications that people become dependent on and start to abuse are painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs or tranquilizers. The scenarios usually go something like this: a legitimate pain issue, nervous disposition, or sleep disorder does or did, at least exist. The doctor being sympathetic and doing what he or she is trained to do, prescribes the appropriate medicine for the related symptom. Then for those with either a propensity or predisposition for addiction, tolerance develops.
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Although the prescription reads take one pill every four hours as needed, one, no longer cuts the bill, but two tablets seems to work just fine. After awhile, then three are necessary, then four and so on. What usually happens next are early visits back to the doctor for more medications, phone calls stating the medication was either lost or fell into the toilet and a myriad of other stories all concocted to obtain more medications.
When the doctor’s office stops going along, a visit to other doctors, with no mention about the others, seems to work out quite fine. It’s usually necessary to start to use more than one pharmacy as well. When a pharmacist sees more than one doctor writing for the same medication, eyebrows are raised, you see, it’s not normal. Then again, being addicted is anything but normal.
Our California drug rehab program employs a state-of-the-art detox and treatment protocol, which includes when appropriate, utilizing the following important medications – such as buprenorphine, naltrexone, and acamprosate – that can effectively treat addiction, especially when combined with Christian Drug Counseling, support and aftercare. Below is a brief overview of common medications used for the treatment of opiate addiction and alcoholism.
Our Christian counselors and campus Pastor walk with clients in their journey of recovery and reconnection to God.