Prescription Drug Addiction Programme

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Prescription Addiction Treatment at Clarity Rehab in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Prescription medication addiction rehabilitation

Prescription drug addiction is a serious condition that is characterised by an individual repeatedly consuming prescription medication for a non-medical reason, until they eventually become both physically and psychologically dependent on this substance in order to function.
Prescription drugs, including prescription opioids, benzodiazepines and stimulants, are often prescribed by medical professionals in order to offer short-term pain relief following an injury or operation, or to help in the treatment of a range of other psychological and medical conditions. However, these drugs, particularly opioid painkillers, are known to cause feelings of euphoria and tranquillity which can be highly addictive to some people, and result in the development of a harmful addiction.

Regardless of the type of prescription drug addiction that you have developed, continued abuse of these substances can soon become a serious problem and can lead to a range of devastating long-term consequences. At Clarity Rehab, we understand that without effective, timely treatment for your prescription drug addiction, this condition has the potential to become increasingly severe over time and can have a profoundly negative impact on numerous areas of your life, as well as causing you to neglect your work, hobbies, social life, family and friends.

However, the good news is that prescription drug addiction is treatable and you don’t have to struggle on your own. The most crucial first step on your journey to prescription drug addiction rehabilitation is to seek expert support. Our exceptional doctors, psychologists, therapists and other addiction specialists at Clarity are committed to delivering comprehensive and bespoke prescription drug addiction treatment, within our reatment facility.

Prescription drug addiction detox

We are also able to offer a comprehensive medically assisted withdrawal detoxification process for your prescription drug addiction, if this is required. This involves:

Our treatment experts at Clarity possess unrivalled clinical experience in the treatment of prescription drug addiction, and we are able to deliver a wide range of therapeutic methods, empowering you to identify your drug dependency, tackle your prescription drug addiction symptoms, address the underlying triggers for your addiction, and improve your sense of self-worth and self-esteem.

Each individual who seeks prescription drug addiction support with us will benefit from a personalised and individually tailored treatment package, which is specifically designed to meet your unique needs and requirements.
This means that you will be placed at the centre of your treatment and rehabilitation journey and will be involved in all decisions that are made about your care, in order to produce the best possible outcomes for you as an individual.
Our exceptional treatment environment is highly compassionate and provide a safe and non-judgemental space in which you can receive bespoke prescription drug addiction treatment, address your concerns and take steps towards achieving and full and sustainable recovery.

Free addiction assessment with Clarity

To ensure that you feel as safe and as comfortable as possible during your prescription drug addiction treatment journey, Clarity offers a free addiction assessment with one of our addiction psychologists providing you with the opportunity to have a confidential discussion about your unique challenges, and develop an understanding of the journey that you will be taking towards prescription drug rehabilitation and recovery.

Seek help for your prescription drug addiction

It is important to understand that without professional help, your prescription drug addiction symptoms may become progressively worse over time, and have a detrimental effect on your health, wellbeing and general quality of life.
Additionally, as your dependency develops, you may find that you need to take more of the drug to achieve the same effect. Untreated prescription drug addiction may also lead to the development of alcohol addiction and other drug addictions and behavioural addictions, causing a whole host of additional problems.
It is never too late to seek help for your prescription drug addiction; contact Clarity today to start your journey towards regaining control, and returning to the healthy, fulfilling, and addiction-free life that you deserve.

Prescription drug rehabilitation at Clarity

Prescription drug rehabilitation usually takes place as part of Clarity’s intensive addiction treatment programme. During this 28-day programme, you will stay at our beautiful treatment facility in Northern Thailand, where you will be able to undergo a medically assisted withdrawal detoxification process if required, before commencing with an intensive programme of group work and individual counselling, which helps you to address the source and triggers for your addictive behaviours, learn to cope without prescription drugs and adopt a healthier lifestyle. 28 days is the recommended treatment time for prescription drug addiction, but the length of the addiction treatment that you receive at Clarity can be flexible according to your unique condition, requirements and commitments.

All of the addiction treatment that we offer at Clarity is underpinned by first line treatments such as cognitive behavioural Therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and mindfulness stress reduction therapy. Claritys 3-Stage treatment method comprises evidenced based and world-renowned treatments that focus on your motivation to change your addictive behaviours, whilst also drawing upon elements of spirituality in the treatment journey.

Our leading prescription drug addiction treatment programmes consist of:

For more detailed information on Clarity’s world class prescription drug addiction treatment, as well as the type and format of the addiction therapy that we can offer call us today.

What is a prescription drug addiction?

Many prescription medications and drug classification can be addictive. These include:
including oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), fentanyl, codeine, tramadol and co-codamol

including diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium) and zolpidem (Ambien)

including methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta) and dextroamphetamines (Dexedrine and Adderall)
Call today for more information on the different prescription drug classifications that we are able to treat at Clarity.
Prescription drug addiction is associated with a wide variety of symptoms which can vary depending on the type of prescription drug that you are addicted you, the amount of the drug that you are consuming, the frequency of your drug use, as well as being unique to each individual.
The following are the most common signs and symptoms which could indicate that you or someone that you know is struggling with an addiction to prescription drugs:
  • Finding that you have built a tolerance to the prescription drug, meaning that you need to consume this more frequently and in higher doses, in order to experience the desired ‘high’
  • Consuming prescription medication faster than indicated
  • Ordering prescription medication over the internet
  • Visiting multiple doctors for the same condition
  • ‘Losing’ prescriptions and frequently requesting replacements
  • Stealing or forging prescriptions
  • Intense cravings for the prescription drug
  • Continuing to take prescription drugs despite the negative effects that this has had on your personal, home, work, or social life
  • The appearance of prescription drug withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking or are unable to obtain the prescription drug
  • Mood swings, anxiety and irritability, related to the availability or absence of prescription drugs

Causes of prescription drug addiction

A psychological process known as ‘positive reinforcement’ underpins the development of addictions and addictive behaviours. Positive reinforcement encourages a pattern of behaviour to form by offering a reward for that behaviour. In the context of prescription drug addiction, different types of prescription drugs may cause individuals to experience ‘positive’ outcomes such as pleasure, relaxation, euphoria, alertness and high energy, which therefore increases the likelihood that they will seek out these feelings again by consuming the prescription drug in a repeated manner. This continuous cycle of exposure can result in the development of a dangerous prescription drug addiction as opposed to ‘one-off’ behaviour.
As well as the impact of positive reinforcement, research has shown that the two most accurate predictors of the onset of a prescription drug misuse problem are genetics and environmental factors.

Genetics – prescription drug addiction has a known genetic component, which means that if you have a first-degree relative who struggles with substance misuse, you’ll be at greater risk for developing a similar problem. Also, early exposure to drug or alcohol misuse in the home might put you at increased risk too.

Environment – environmental factors such as being surrounded by peers who engage in addictive behaviours may increase the odds that you could become addicted to substances such as prescription drugs. Also, experiencing stressful life events such as bereavement, or a traumatic event, have also been linked to the development of prescription drug addiction.
In addition to the above, some research suggests that you may have an increased vulnerability to developing a prescription drug addiction if you are already struggling with an untreated mental health problem such as depression, anxiety or stress. This is because individuals may try to self-medicate with prescription drugs as an attempt to control their symptoms, which can ultimately have an increasingly negative effect on their wellbeing over time.
Other risk factors for prescription drug misuse include a lack of knowledge about prescription medication and the potential harm that it can cause, and having easy access to prescription drugs e.g. in your home medication cabinet.
If you think that you have developed a problem with prescription drug addiction, it is essential that you seek expert support in a timely manner. Below are some additional tips that you can use to help you to cope with the initial stages of prescription drug addiction:
  • Admit that you have a problem with prescription drug misuse
  • Be honest with your friends and family about your problem with prescription drugs – support from family and friends is very important in the rehabilitation and recovery process
  • Try to avoid temptations and negative influences
  • Accept that the process of achieving abstinence from prescription drugs will be challenging, and prepare yourself to make some notable changes in your life
Clarity’s customer service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that those in crisis gain access to the best possible support, as quickly as possible.
The specialist teams at our residential facility can help to stabilise those in need of immediate assistance, including providing access to medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for alcohol and drug addictions, where required.

Why choose Clarity Rehab in Thailand

Clarity offers an incredible healing experience for our clients and their families that is second to none. Our team is comprised of individuals with years of experience who are all here for one reason. To help you realise, achieve, and maintain permanent long term recovery.