Moorpark Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Scotland

What We Treat

Prescription Drugs Rehab

Often, people associate addiction with illegal substances like cocaine and heroin. Prescription drugs, however, can become incredibly addictive and lead to side effects which are just as detrimental.

a Safe & Secure environment

Prescription drugs are more accessible than illegal substances as they are available through the NHS, and while prescriptions are overseen by doctors the potential for addiction is there for a number of reasons:

  • The original dosage of the prescribed drug may no longer work. As the NHS is under strain, your doctor may increase your drug dosage instead of taking other routes such as therapy or physiotherapy
  • Patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms may borrow or steal medication from a friend or family member

Patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms may lie to their doctor about their condition in order to gain continued access to the drug

Generally, prescription drugs fall into the following categories:

  • Opiates, which are used for pain management, are one of the most addictive. Examples include codeine, methadone and morphine
  • Stimulants, such as Adderall and Titslin speed up the central nervous system to increase alertness and focus.
  • Sedatives are used to slow down brain activity, and aid in sleep problems and anxiety. They work as a tranquilliser. Examples include benzodiazepines and diazepam (valium).
  • Hypnotics are used as anaesthetics, often to treat insomnia. Benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Halcion may also be used as hypnotics.

By Your Side

It can be difficult to identify when you are addicted to prescription drugs, but signs include anxiety, depression, a decline in your mental health, the feeling of a high when you take the prescribed medication, and changes in your mood or behaviours which lead to you lying to your doctor about symptoms.

Changing behaviours

Repeat exposure to the drug, as well as environmental and genetic factors play a part in a patient becoming addicted to prescription drugs. At a drug rehab like Moorpark, clients are able to safely withdraw from the drug they are abusing, under constant medical and psychological supervision. Following a period of detoxification, clients can then begin a residential programme which combines therapies and treatments designed to help clients begin long-term recovery. Our qualified and experienced team of professionals are ready to work compassionately with clients of all backgrounds.

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