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Substance Abuse Treatment

How Does Addiction Develop

When you try a drug for the first time, it produces exaggerated effects. Some of these might be psychological in nature; however, a majority of the effects are drug induced. As you continue to engage in the activity of taking drugs and enjoying its pleasurable effects, you begin to reach a state where the dosage does not produce the required effects. This is when you develop what is called a tolerance for the drug.

Under this phenomenon, your body grows accustomed to the drug. Now, whenever you take the dosage that you are accustomed to, your body does not experience the usual high. This of course forces you to increase your drug intake. And the vicious cycle of addiction begins because now you have to continually increase your dosage just to feel a regular high.

Now that you are physiologically dependent on the drug, the chemical balance of your body is changed. At this point, you will realize that you need the drug. This will scare you because you do not want to be dependent on it, so the instant reaction is to stop. Unfortunately, this only further aggravates your health condition because you start to suffer from what are called, withdrawal symptoms.

Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse

Counseling may be provided to an individual involved in prescription drug abuse in Kettering . This may be individual, group or family counseling depending upon the preferences of the addict or the ripple effect of addictive behavior. Often times, prescription drug abuse may be an indicator of a pre-existing underlying condition relating to social or mental health.

Counseling will help the addict recreate healthy relationships and get involved in healthy activities that will increase the self esteem of the prescription drug addict.

Additionally, the prescription drug addict will have to undergo a detoxification procedure as part of the treatment. This should be done under the care of a medical professional in Kettering as withdrawal symptoms associated with prescription drug abuse can be extremely dangerous. Following a successful detox, the patient will begin to follow a personalized treatment plan that is designed to lead the addict toward the path of sobriety.

Kinds of Prescription Drugs and Associated Symptoms

Prescription drugs have gained popularity in Kettering mainly because of their mind altering capabilities. There are different types of prescription drugs that are available and cause different effects respectively.

Opiate Withdrawal

Opiate withdrawal occurs after ceasing use of opiates dramatically. While dependency on the drugs varies from person to person, the recovery period is long and difficult, as the body takes time to recover from the effects of the drug and eliminate physical dependency on it.

Symptoms of opiate withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Tearing
  • Runny nose
  • Excessive sweating
  • Yawning and fatigue

After these earlier symptoms, the addict may experience other symptoms at the later stages of opiate withdrawal such as:

  • Cramping
  • Dilated pupils
  • Goosebumps
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting