Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment


Prescription drugs have been the topic of numerous debates in our society in recent years. Estimates say that around 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and that number is growing, with the rising number of the elderly population and the injured military. The dilemma with prescription drugs is that there are risks involved, such as drug tolerance that requires constantly increasing drug doses, hypersensitivity to pain, substance abuse, and addiction. This prescription medication addiction can become a gateway to harder substances, such as heroin, and if unchecked, can result in an overdose. For these reasons, it is vitally important to seek help and rid oneself of the chemical dependency on prescription medications.

Pills and Drugs

About Our Treatment Program

At APEX Rehab, our programs for prescription drug rehab in San Diego treat this type of recovery on the psychological (mental), behavioral and pharmacological plane. Counseling therapy and complementary approaches and programs are intended to help patients develop skills to cope with cravings and stress factors that prompted them into addiction initially. They should also learn how to avoid tempting situations, how to live a balanced life, how to maintain their motivation and how to manage relapse if it comes to that.

We provide treatment for, but are not limited to, the following medications and pills:

  • Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan & More)
  • Stimulants (Adderall, Amphetamine Salts, Ecstasy, MDMA, & More)
  • Opiates (Hydrocodone, Vicodin, OxyContin, Codeine, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Lortab, Morphine, & More)
  • Miscellaneous Prescription Medications (Tramadol, Suboxone, Ambien, Methadone, Percocet & More)

Our clinical staff provides a multitude of available therapeutic methods like individual and group counseling, counseling for families, cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, sexual issues therapy, and so on. We are proud that we have the means to design a fully customized recovery plan for each and every one of our patients.

These theoretical approaches are backed by auxiliary programs that focus on well-being, holistic healing, and self-expression. What this includes are massages, recreation, yoga, meditation, nutritional counseling, and artistic therapies, for example.

Detoxing From Prescription Drugs

The first step in substance abuse rehabilitation is detoxification, which is more commonly referred to as detox. Detoxing from prescription drugs is only the beginning of a more demanding challenge. Detoxification only clears away the physical side of addiction, whereas the associated psychological (mental health) and social problems remain to be addressed through a prescription drug addiction treatment program.

Treatment can be done with the patient staying onsite – residential rehabilitation, and with the patient coming in for therapy and programs – outpatient treatment. The choice between these two types rests on the individual needs and stories of every patient. Once patients have successfully detoxed from prescription drugs, our prescription drug rehabilitation in San Diego teaches clients to learn coping strategies they can use to help maintain their desired drug-free lifestyle.

The counseling component of the treatment works very well when coupled with maintenance drugs for patients who are recovering from opioid addiction, such as prescription drug addicts. These prescribed medications must be administered by a qualified healthcare professional, like at APEX Rehab. Maintenance drugs can offer support to the recovering patient by combating cravings. Pharmacological treatment alone is hardly ever sufficient, but it is highly effective as an addition to counseling and other therapies.

Contact Apex To Get Help Today

Our team of intake specialists is standing by to help you or the person you love get through this difficult time, call us today at (877) 881-2689.