Prescription Drug Addiction
The age of prescription drugs is upon us. Prescriptions for all sorts of drugs have skyrocketed over the last 20 years and now America is facing a deadly prescription drug addiction epidemic. Many of these frequently prescribed drugs are highly addictive, and the nation is quickly getting hooked.
In 2010, 8.76 million people abused prescription drugs. The majority of these abuses involve the following drugs:
- Painkillers: 5.1 million (opioid analgesics)
- Tranquilizers: 2.2 million (anxiety and sleep disorder medications)
- Stimulants: 1.1 million (attention deficit disorder medications)
How Big is the Prescription Problem?
An estimated 48 million Americans have used prescription pills for non-medical reasons at least once in their lives, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That accounts for nearly 20% of the country. But is prescription drug addiction treatable?
Professional drug rehab can be very effective at guiding people through detox to overcome their addictions to prescription drugs. The road to recovery begins with detoxification, where you purify your body of the addictive toxins.
Detox and Comprehensive Rehab
Once your body is purified, you can begin the psychological aspects of rehab. The 12-step program has a long history of success. A comprehensive recovery program supplements the attack on addiction with one-on-one counseling and group therapy. The combination of these features helps dislodge your addiction from every angle.
Why is Philadelphia Rehabs Best for Rehab?
Natural beauty and beautiful scenery can relieve anxiety and help you concentrate on the task at hand: overcoming prescription drug abuse and addiction. Philadelphia Rehabs has many natural wonders to boast of… palm trees, beaches and a constant supply of sunshine! What could be better than enjoying ocean breezes and a serene setting while you free your life from the grip of drug or alcohol addiction? There’s no better way to do rehab than in Philadelphia Rehabs.