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The signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse and addiction can vary from person to person, dependent on the type of prescription drug and its individual effects.
To the untrained eye prescription drug abuse and addiction can be very hard to spot. This is due to the fact that there is no stereo typical prescription drug addict. Any one who takes prescription drugs with addictive properties is at risk of abuse and addiction.
Here at Delamere we are very familiar with prescription drug addiction and abuse in all of its forms. We offer a full medical detox and bespoke rehabilitation programme for anyone suffering from a problem with prescription drugs.
Our elite team of addiction treatment professionals deliver a number of evidence based addiction treatments to enable our patients to STOP their addiction to prescription drugs safely, START to change addictive patterns and behaviours by healing the past and showing them a healthier way of living, and GROW beyond addiction by empowering our patients and supporting them each and every single step of the way.
If someone you love or care for is addicted to prescription drugs, they will display a number of signs and symptoms that are generic to all prescription drugs. These symptoms will be very similar whether the person is a teenager or an adult, or taking a stimulant or depressant prescribed drug.
Prescription drug abuse is when an individual misuses a prescription drug to get ‘high’.
In our vast experience of treating addiction and its co occurring illnesses at Delamere, abuse can very easily lead to addiction with increased frequency of abuse.
Prescription drug abuse and addiction, if left untreated, invariably nearly always gets progressively worse. The longer and more severe the abuse and addiction lasts for, the more severe the long term effects.
Long term effects of prescription drug misuse are the same as any kind of substance misuse. Even when the addiction relates to a genuine prescription, the long term effects can be devastatingly destructive.
Make no mistake, prescription drug addiction can affect all areas of your life. The long term effects include:
The earlier a prescription drug addiction is treated the better. The longer it is left the more complex the consequences and the more ingrained the behaviours associated with prescription drug abuse and addiction become.
Left untreated, prescription drug abuse and addiction is a life threatening condition. You or your loved one could die at any time from abusing prescription drugs.
The good news is that prescription drug abuse and addiction is treatable. The cycle of addiction can be broken and once treated recovery can be maintained.
For more information on how we at Delamere can help you or a family member to recover from prescription drug addiction and live an addiction free life, call and speak to one of our addiction experts now.
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