Even when pills are prescribed by your doctor and available at a pharmacy, that doesn’t mean that they are any less addictive than illegal substances in certain cases. As prescription numbers rise, so too do cases of prescription drug addiction and a dependency on these types of substances presents its own unique set of challenges.
Commonly abused prescription drugs include opiates like codeine, methadone, tramadol, morphine and oxycodone (sold as OxyContin) that are prescribed for pain relief. Other abused precription drugs include:
A physical dependence on prescription drugs, such as becoming addicted to painkillers, can arise from regular and prolonged use. Unfortunately it is also possible for a psychological dependence to form, particularly when the drug is used as a coping strategy to combat anxiety. An awareness that excessive and continued use of a drug can in some cases increase anxiety, causing a vicious cycle of addiction.
There are no quick fixes or one size fits all solutions for treating prescription drug addiction. Recovery is possible though and we have witnessed it time and time again. People in the depths of despair have sought our help and gone on to reclaim control of their lives. Whether it be private rehab, or specialist addiction counsellors, there are many ways to get help and Port of Call can assist you with all of them.
We’re specialists in UK rehab options and can advise you on alcohol rehab in the North West, drug rehab in the North West and other addiction support services in the area.