Cincinnati Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment
Prescription drug abuse refers to taking more medication than what is prescribed by a doctor, taking someone else’s medication or taking prescription medication that isn’t necessary or needed to treat a health condition. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the most commonly abused prescription drugs include opioids, central nervous system depressants and stimulants. In a recent study, it was found that more than 15 million people in the United States abuse prescription drugs.
There is an illusion circling in our society that prescription drugs are completely safe or “safer” because a doctor prescribes them. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the neurotransmitters affected by the use of many prescription drugs are the same neurotransmitters affected when taking illicit street drugs. In some cases, the potency in prescription drugs is actually higher than the potency in illicit drugs, making prescription drugs, in some cases, even more dangerous. At Hotel California By the Sea Cincinnati, we understand the feelings of hopelessness and confusion that come with prescription drug abuse. What started as an innocent way of treating real pain can quickly escalate into the misuse and abuse of prescription medication due to the addictive nature of many of these prescription drugs. During your stay in Cincinnati, Ohio, our loving and expert staff will create an individualized treatment plan designed to help you overcome your dependence on prescription drugs while treating your underlying issues that we believe go hand-in-hand with your addiction.