Prescription Medication Addiction

Medication Rehab in Thailand

There is a growing epidemic across the globe in terms of prescription drug abuse. Many doctors prescribe highly addictive drugs liberally resulting in a serious increase in the number of people becoming dependent on these substances. In some cases, people who were never prescribed the drugs end up abusing them and becoming addicted. There are cases of people who have been prescribed drugs such as Adderall, an amphetamine used largely by those with hyperactivity and impulse control issues, who end up going to more than one doctor for prescriptions in order to procure enough drugs to satisfy their addiction. Prescription drugs are not only the fastest growing category of drug abuse and addiction, it is also the fastest growing category of drug overdoses and drug related deaths. Other prescribed drugs that are frequently abused include Concerta, Ritalin, both used for attention issues, Klonopin, used to manage seizures, Xanax and Zoloft, prescribed for anxiety and depression, Lunesta and Ambien, used as sleeping aids, and Suboxone which is actually used in addiction treatment to help heroin and other opioid addicts detox off their drugs of choice. The other category of abused prescription drugs includes some of the most heavily abused: pain killers.

Painkiller Addiction

Opana, OxyContin (Oxy), Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Codeine, Percocet, Norco and Vicodin are highly prescribed drugs for pain relief and are the most common variety of painkiller addiction. These and other opioids are highly sought after by addicts and prescribed at an alarming rate. It is very common for anyone sustaining an injury to be prescribed these medications and often enough people become addicted and being to abuse them. Once they can no longer get the drugs on a prescription basis many people turn to purchasing them on the street or, more often, switching to a more available, and more affordable, alternative; heroin.

Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction

At Lanna Medication Rehab in Thailand, we believe it is important to create treatment around each individual case in order to be successful in treating prescription drug addiction. We also believe in treating the person as a whole; the physical, the mental or psychological and the spiritual. The physical through healthy, healing and delicious cuisine, along with sunlight and exercise. The mental or psychological through some of the most contemporary therapies available anywhere, such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), along with individual and group sessions. We help you discover the reason you became addicted in the first place, whether there might be another attendant issue, such as an earlier trauma or depression. In seeking a spiritual element in your treatment, our goal is to help you look inward and reconnect with life and the larger world that surrounds you, to become more giving, more aware of how wonderful life really is and more grateful for the many gifts you’ve been given. We’ll also help you understand your body’s signals and how to react to them to avoid relapse. Plus, when you leave Lanna you will have a continuing care plan and connections back home that will help you stay on your path. If you’re looking for prescription drug addiction treatment with a progressive program, call us today for more information or to get started on reclaiming your life.


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Lanna Rehab provides the most comprehensive addiction treatment in the world. We provide a fully inclusive 5 weeks of individualized treatment program.