Substance Use Disorders: Prescription Drugs

Breaking the Cycle of Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction is a complex and often misunderstood issue that can remove all forms of control from an addicted person’s life. With many individuals often taking prescription drugs within a controlled environment to begin with, a prescription drug addiction can take people by surprise. 

At Hope In Health, our comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted challenges associated with personalised drug addiction and prescription drug detox processes means we’re able to offer the highest quality of robust, integrated and transformational help. 


Understanding the Roots of Prescription Drug Addiction

If you’re in the midst of a prescription drug addiction, it may have begun innocently. Prescription drugs are often taken to manage physical pain or mental health issues. For some, they can quickly become dependent on the medication, creating an ongoing addiction that may see prescription drugs abused and misused in alignment with the growing scale of addictive behaviour.

There are a wide range of factors that mean some people are more susceptible than others to a prescription drug addiction, including genetic predisposition, environmental factors, chronic pain, or other existing substance use issues or addictions.

The Dangers of Misusing Prescription Drugs

As with other forms of addiction, misusing prescription drugs can be highly dangerous. The ongoing misuse of any prescription drug can result in serious and long-term health problems, including addiction, overdose, and death.

As part of taking on thisa growing problem in Australia, we work with all of our clients to build education and awareness about the risks associated with misusing prescription medications, supporting them in their progress towards genuine recovery. 

Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

Opioid addictions have a range of warning signs that can signal a burgeoning dependence or abuse. While these may differ from person to person, if you’re struggling with any of these symptoms of prescription drug addiction, know that transformative help is available to you:

  • Erratic behaviour or noticeable changes in behaviour, such as increased secrecy or isolation
  • Mood swings
  • Neglect of personal or professional responsibilities
  • Disrupted sleep or problems with regular sleep patterns
  • Changes in personal hygiene practices
  • A reliance on higher doses to achieve previous relief from a prescription drug
  • Withdrawal symptoms associated with any attempts to stop or reduce the use of prescription drugs
  • Risky, dangerous behaviours 
  • Physical or mental health problems as a result of prescription drug misuse

Steps to Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction

We know that overcoming prescription drug addiction is a complex journey. No matter your story or the circumstances of your addiction, the first and most important experience you’ll have at Hope In Health is identifying that shame cannot play a role in your recovery. 

With our comprehensive evidence-based treatment options, you’ll find compassionate clinical care that’s personalised to your individual needs, experiences and goals. Overcoming addiction is about more than just treating the physical symptoms. That’s why our integrated approach is centred on treating the whole person, identifying the root cause of addictions or addictive behaviours and providing a safe, supportive environment as healing takes place. We provide integral support from the first stage of prescription drug detox through to the end of your rehabilitation experience. 

The Importance of Professional Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction

Too many people suffer in silence by trying to overcome a prescription drug addiction on their own. Professional treatment plays an integral role in genuine healing, providing the safety and support that’s necessary to foundational therapeutic work.

At Hope In Health, we offer a rich collaborative environment for our medical professionals and expert practitioners. With personalised rehabilitation plans developed in coordination with you and with our wider team, you’ll find a holistic approach to treatment for the physical, mental and emotional impacts of a prescription drug addiction. 


Take Control of Your Life and Overcome Prescription Drug Addiction

No matter how long you’ve been suffering from a prescription drug addiction, it’s possible to break the cycle and regain control. Find the comprehensive, industry-leading support you need to overcome your addiction with our integrated therapeutic treatments. 

With programs shaped in direct coordination with you, you’ll benefit from control over your prescription drug rehabilitation journey alongside our compassionate, care-filled team. 


Get Help Today and Start Your Journey to Sobriety

If you or someone you love is struggling with prescription drug addiction, contact us today for a shame-free initial consultation and take the first step towards long-term sobriety.

We’ll work closely with you throughout our assessment to understand your story, your addiction and your goals, offering comprehensive and personalised prescription drug treatments that are transformative and sustainable.


Speak to us today to help you on the road to recovery

Ready to take control of your life? Speak with our team today to find the tools to overcome prescription drug addiction via rehabilitation. We’ll walk with you step by step on your journey towards genuine recovery.

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