Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse

Treatment at Houghton House Rehab in Johannesburg

Abuse of prescription medication has severe risks for a person’s wellbeing and mental health. Though, because of the fallacy that prescription drugs are somehow safer to use than illegal drugs, individuals use and abuse these medications freely without comprehending the extreme risks they take. In truth, prescription drug use can cause destruction with a person’s family, life and future. See:>>Houghton House long-term treatment Programme<<


Identifying the Issues around Prescription drug addiction

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At Houghton House Recovery Center, we identify issues as we understand how difficult it can be to escape an addiction to any form of drug habit, particularly prescription medication. Additionally, our expert staff understand and have experience with the far-reaching harm that this addiction can cause in a person’s lifetime We offer comprehensive, personalised treatment programs for both men and women whose lives have been damaged by the abuse and addiction to prescription drugs.

At Houghton House, we view drug and alcohol abuse and dependency as a disease that is both damaging and potentially fatal. We recognise that addiction affects the entire family and social structure including the addict’s person, mind, body, and spirit, our 12 step based process provides treatment that promotes a healthy and productive lifestyle, free from the chains of addiction.

There are many people living with a prescription drug addiction simply because these drugs can be obtained easily through a doctor. Even though they are legal, they may cause a strong addiction that causes withdrawal symptoms similar to heroin withdrawal.

Prescription drug addiction is wide spread and people are addicted to sleeping pills, pain killers, tranquilizers, slimming medication and antidepressants.

They are known as “Pill Junkies” and they use these medications for different reasons other than what the prescription is intended for. In the early stages the use might start out harmless, but it soon turns into a prescription drug addiction which is difficult to get rid of.

Prescription Drug AddictionTreating prescription drug addiction can be very difficult when the addict is in denial. The addict will deny the dangers of the drugs because they can legally obtain it from a pharmacy. It’s also easier to deny an addiction of prescribed drugs, because ‘how can it be bad if it gets prescribed by doctors?’

Prescribed drug addiction can be treated successfully and you can get positive results. Call Houghton House now if you think you have a prescription drug addiction.

Houghton House Group Of Treatment Centres are located in South Africa. The treatment services that form the group specialize in alcohol and drug addiction and have been helping users to overcome their addictions and maintain a healthy life for several years.

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