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Prescription Drug Detox

Prescribing an Addiction

For those of you who have undergone a surgery or have had some physical pain, you know the miraculous power of the prescribed pain-relieving drugs administered by your doctor. Contrarily, those of you who have undergone or seen a family member abuse these drugs have also understood the ill-effects of this drug. So, medications can be a double-edged sword. The number of prescription-drug-detox is alarmingly high in the recent times. These prescription drugs have been the most abused type of street drug. It is easily available, moderately cheaper and a potent alternative to the expensive drugs. Some take it as a prescription-pill for pain or anxiety relief based on doctors’ prescription and gradually develop tolerance for it.

Some others administer medication without prescription so as to alter their mood or for recreation. Those who use prescription drugs recreationally are at higher risk of becoming dependent on them. This is because they tend to take much more than what doctor would have prescribed and may take them many times a day. You should know that many of the prescription drugs are only for short-term-use and consuming for extended periods can result in a new-developed-tolerance to them. Prescription painkillers and benzodiazepines can potentially become a physical dependence in a matter of time.

Cold Turkey Detox

Cold-turkey detox is a term used for addicts, including narcotic prescribed-pill addicts, who attempt to detox at home independently without either proper medication or supervision from skilled-medical-professionals or detox-centers. Detoxification from drugs or alcohol comes with mild to acute mental and physical stressors. In such cases, quitting cold-turkey can be highly risky, painful and sometimes fatal too. Skilled-medical assistance during this detox process can limit the stressors to bare minimum. In these cases, the road to recovery can be more promising too. Also, it is advisable to avoid a cold-turkey detox for Benzos and prescription painkillers. The detox for these drugs can be physically and mentally addictive and for someone who has built a tolerance for these substances, will demand a prescription drug-detox to battle the excruciating withdrawal pains.

When you opt for cold-turkey, the prominent withdrawal symptoms include crippling anxiety, cold sweats, intense drug cravings, crawling skin, nausea, muscle spasms, goosebumps, vomiting, irrational thoughts. These symptoms are common for benzos-detox and prescription-pill detox. But, the detox for benzodiazepines can be fatal. Along with these symptoms, there can also be grand-mal seizure if the detox isn’t conducted properly and this can lead to brain and heart failure which can be fatal.

If you fear that you have developed a dependence on pills and want to recover or detox, then call us today at (424) 317-9319 to learn more about our prescribed-drug-detox.


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