Prescription Drug Rehab for Queens Residents

Rx Rehab for Queens Residents

An addiction to prescription medication is never something that should be taken lightly. When you are ready to overcome your addiction, you need to find a treatment center to help you achieve your recovery goals.

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As the prevalence of prescription drugs exploded over the last two decades, so did the need for rehab centers to provides the tools and resources to overcome drug addiction. At Legacy Healing Center in South Florida, we provide the services and treatment needed to help our clients conquer their prescription drug habit.

Understanding Signs of Rx Addiction

Addiction, at any stage, is a cunning disease. However, in many cases, your friends or family may begin to notice a shift in your behavior when you are under the influence of prescription medication. People struggling with addiction tend to start to distance themselves from people, especially people that are beginning to question a possible habit. Additionally, erratic behavior will become more noticeable as time goes on.

Remember, if you suspect that you are a loved one is combating addiction to Rx medication, you can always reach out to one of our intake specialists for treatment options today.

Why Rx Addiction Is on the Rise

Realistically, several reasons contribute to the rise in addiction to prescription medication. Initially, prescription medication is usually prescribed to a person that is trying to recover from an injury. For example, if you have dental surgery or you are in a car accident, your dentist or doctor may prescribe you medication that will help you to combat the pain that you feel. However, it’s important to remember that this medication should only be used for a short period. If it is not readily monitored, you run the risk of unknowingly developing an addiction.

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Once this happens, a person struggling with an addiction may turn to other ways to obtain their drug of choice. In these cases, many people turn to illegal street dealers to maintain their habit.

The Most Abused Rx Medications

Commonly abused prescription medications usually fall into three main categories. The first category is depressants, which typically include barbiturates and benzodiazepines. You may be surprised to learn that certain sleep medications are also in this group of abused prescription drugs. However, sleep medication is only meant to get your body back onto a regular sleeping pattern. Once that is done, you should come off these drugs immediately.

The next category includes opioids and morphine derivatives. Examples include OxyContin and Vicodin, which are traditionally prescribed a healing patient after a severe injury. Doctors should always closely monitor these drugs’ consumption as a patient can develop an addiction to this type of medication very quickly.

The final category is that of stimulants, examples of which include Adderall and Ritalin. Consuming these drugs has been known to give a person a feeling of euphoria and, in many cases, are prescribed to a person diagnosed with ADHD to increase focus.

Dangers of Rx Addiction

One of the leading dangers associated with prescription drug addiction is that it could quickly turn deadly. When you are under the influence, it’s easy to lose track of how many pills you took during a given time or even what pills you took, ultimately leading to an overdose. If an overdose does not result in death, it could still lead to serious health issues.

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Sober Friendly Attractions Near Queens

Queens is continuously bustling with fun activities to do throughout the day or night. Sadly, many clients realize they have not taken advantage of the sober friendly attractions scattered throughout Queens as a result of your addiction. Once you get back home to Queens after completing treatment at Legacy in South Florida, we encourage you to explore these sites. They will undoubtedly help you gain a better understanding of the person you are not that you are in recovery.

Here are a few top suggestions of places to see around the borough:

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

One of the most well-known sites in Queens is the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. This venue was the star attraction during the World’s Fair that took place in 1964. The park has grown by leaps and bounds since its original inception and is now home to various features, including Citi Field, where the New York Mets play each season, and the Queens Botanical Garden. Keep in mind that although the park is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, individual features are usually only available at set times and days.

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is located on Corona Avenue, Queens, New York 11354.

Alley Pond Park

If you enjoy the great outdoors, you should make time to visit Alley Pond Park. This park is the second largest part in Queens and features a variety of outdoor attractions, including playgrounds, sports fields as well as BBQ areas that are available to the public during the warm months. One of the most popular attractions in the park is referred to as the Queens Giant, which is classified as the tallest and the oldest tree in the area. Queens Giant stands at 133.8-feet and is anywhere between 300 and 450 years old.

You can visit Alley Pond Park on Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens, New York 11364.

Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum

Although many people recognize Alexander Graham Bell as the father of electricity, Lewis H. Latimer played a critical role in developing this amenity that we use today in our everyday life. Today, people can learn more about him by visiting the Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, which is located right in Queens’s heart. The home features his ‘tinker lab’ which provides a first-hand look into his incredible mind.

The Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum is located at 34-41 137th Street, Flushing, New York 11354.

With commitment and guidance, you have the strength to overcome your addiction to prescription medication. The team at Legacy Healing Center is here to provide you with the resources and advice you need to work through this challenging time in your life. If you have any questions regarding our programs or are ready to enroll in one, we recommend reaching out to one of our intake specialists. He or she can provide you with any information that you need to ensure that you feel confident in your decision to come to Legacy. Please call us today at (888) 534-2295.

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