Prescribed Medication Detox
The detox process is essential to recover from dependence on or addiction to prescription medication, the most widespread and effective way to detox is by using a medically managed reduction. This can either be achieved by reducing the amount of prescription drugs taken or by altering the frequency.
There are hundreds of drugs that fall into the prescription medication category, for example Opiates are prescription medications that are prescribed by a doctor to relieve physical pain, and Benzodiazepines which are primarily prescribed for anti-anxiety or insomnia. Each type of drug is accompanied by its own set of withdrawal symptoms. To name a few, symptoms may include anxiety, sweats, seizures, hallucinations and insomnia depending on the type of medication.
All prescription drugs impact both the chemistry of the brain and the functioning of the central nervous system. Long-term use of opiates (pain relievers), depressants, stimulants, anti-anxiety medications, or sleeping aids can impair bodily functions, which range from variations in heart rate to psychological conditions, such as anxiety or paranoia.
Compare Rehab will only ever refer a user to a professional prescribed medication detox centre which has the knowledge and capabilities to identify and support a user through the detox process. Qualified medical staff will be available to help users with any difficult withdrawal symptoms.
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