Prescription Drug Rehab

Rx Rehab in Gainesville, Florida

Do you wake up in the morning and your first thought revolves around taking a prescription medication? While it is true that many prescription drugs can be helpful in certain situations, if intake is not closely monitored, there is a strong possibility that taking prescription medication could turn into a dangerous and possibly deadly addiction.  

The Legacy Healing Center team understands the struggles associated with prescription drug abuse and addiction. We work personally with you to design a treatment plan that helps you attain sobriety and move toward living a healthy life.  

Understanding Signs Rx Addiction

Do you suspect that a loved one is suffering from an addiction to prescription medication? Is there a possibility that you may be combatting against a Rx addiction? There are certain signs that may raise red flags. One of the telltale signs of addiction tends to manifest itself in personality changes. For example, do you notice that your loved one has become withdrawn and defensive when you question a noticeable change in their personality or if you question their medication use? Has your loved one stopped taking care of themselves according to their normal standards?  

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If you have concerns for yourself, a family member, or a friend, we encourage you to reach out to one of our intake specialists. He or she can provide you with all the information you need about this serious condition.  

Why Rx Addiction is On the Rise

Sadly, one of the leading ways that Rx addiction is on the rise is due in large part to patients misleading their doctors. While consuming prescription medication may begin as a result of an injury, it can quickly spiral into something more serious. It is not uncommon for a person with an addiction to Rx medication to obtain prescriptions from different doctors to maintain their addiction. Unfortunately, many doctors are fooled into continuing to renew these prescriptions and do not realize the level of their patient’s addiction.  

Over the past few years, purchasing Rx medication through a street dealer has become as common as buying cocaine, heroin, or marijuana. If a person is unable to obtain their drug of choice legally through their doctor, it is not uncommon for a person to turn to an illegal method of sustaining their addiction.  

Call Legacy Healing Center 24/7 to speak with an intake specialist. Calls are completely confidential.


The Most Abused Rx Addiction Medications

One of the most abused prescription medications revolve around drugs that help to alleviate pain. Common examples of Rx medication that is overly abused include fentanyl, hydrocodone, and morphine. Anti-anxiety medications such as Ambien, valium and Xanax are also highly addictive when used for long periods of time. Prozac, Lexapro, and Paxil are examples of medications that are used to treat depression. While there may be good effects of using these medications, when they are used for an extended period or when a patient does not follow dosage instructions, a patient could easily fall into addiction.  

Dangers of Rx Addiction

Similar to any other addiction, an addiction to prescription drugs has the potential to become deadly. We strongly recommend that you never attempt to detox from prescription medication without the help of a trained medical professional. When your body has become accustomed to consuming a certain amount of prescription medication on a daily basis and that consumption suddenly stops, your body could be sent into a tailspin of side effects. A few examples include nausea, increased anxiety, shakiness, and sweating.  

If you are still in active addiction, our team can help to enroll you in our detox program to ensure that you go through the withdrawal process in a safe and healthy manner.  

Sober Friendly Attractions in Gainesville, Florida

Did you know that there are numerous sober friendly attractions in Gainesville, Florida that you can visit once you return home from treatment? While your first focus should always be finding meetings in the Gainesville area, it is important that you find different places to frequent that do not put your sobriety in jeopardy. Here are a few suggestions for sober friendly venues you can visit in Gainesville.  


Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Are you an animal lover? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider visiting the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation. This conservation foundation is unique in the sense that it specifically caters to animals that are considered to be endangered species including large cats. Although Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation is open Monday through Saturday, it is only open to the public between 10 AM and 12 PM so be sure to be conscious of the time when you are planning a visit.  

8528 E Country Road 225, Gainesville, Florida 32609.  


University of Florida Bat House

One of the most interesting places to visit in Gainesville is the University of Florida Bat House. This location is known to have the world’s largest bat houses. The Bat House is open Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM and is home to 500,000 bats.

Museum Road Near Lake Alice, Gainesville, Florida 32611.  


Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

If you are interested in learning more about animals from all over the world, be sure to make time to visit the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. This zoo is home to nearly 250 different types of animals including bald eagles, Galapagos tortoises, and red-ruffed lemurs. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is open seven days per week between 9 AM and 2 PM.  

3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32606


When you are ready to move past the influence of prescription drugs in your life, we encourage you to reach out to one of the intake specialists at the Legacy Healing Center. Our team of trained professionals understands the struggle and stress associated with prescription drug

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