Prescription Pill Detox Program Los Angeles CA

Prescription pill abuse is a huge problem facing Americans. Precise numbers are hard to determine, because so many people are able to successfully hide the issue. It happens when a medication prescribed for a legitimate concern is not taken as intended. While some people only do this once in a while, for example by using their spouse’s pain pills to help with a brutal headache, others do so to the point of developing an addiction to the substance. Sometimes even requiring them to seek illegal drugs on the street or from other sources.

Commonly Abused Pills

Almost any prescription pill can be abused, though the most common ones are painkillers, sedatives, anti-anxiety pills, and stimulants. In trying to obtain these pills, people often steal from friends and family members, visit doctors with fake ailments, and purchase illegally. This can lead to social isolation, legal issues, and financial troubles. At Mariposa Detox Center, Our Los Angeles Prescription Pill Detox program will make sure to address any and all underlying issues to ensure long term recovery from any prescription pill addiction.
 

How Bad Is Withdrawal & Detox?

Prescription pill detox can be a very unpleasant experience. The specific symptoms you may experience depend on the substance abused and the length of time you were consuming the pills. Common symptoms include insomnia, tremors, sweating, anxiety, and cognitive difficulties. In extreme cases, seizures and hallucinations can occur, making it important to detox under the care of a medical team. In-patient detox centers are ideal, as you can get both the physical and emotional support you need while going through withdrawal. Additionally, being in a detox center dramatically reduces your risk for relapse, since you can no longer get the substance you once abused. When you are under the direct care of a medical team, it may be possible to administer certain medications to make the withdrawal process easier. For example, a medication like Gravol can be given to help with nausea in many situations.

 

Residential Treatment Programs

Once you have gone through the prescription pill detox process, Mariposa Detox Center highly recommends a residential treatment program. These facilities are designed to help you examine the reasons for the addiction and learn healthier coping mechanisms. Skilled and qualified staff members are there to help you learn how to live a sober lifestyle. It is best to attend these sessions once you are sober and have gone through the detox process. Sobriety makes it easier to be receptive to the messages delivered in these sessions. In addition, withdrawal can make you physically ill – too ill to attend meetings on a regular basis. As a result, you are not going to benefit from the residential program as much when you are still detoxing.