Prescription Drug Rehab for St. Petersburg Residents

Prescription Drug Addiction and Treatment

The non-medical use of prescription drugs such as stimulants, central nervous system depressants, and opioids is a common occurrence in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that 18 million people used Rx drugs non-medically at least once in 2017. Misuse of addictive drugs inevitably leads to addiction. If you need help, then our prescription drug rehab for St. Petersburg residents can be your gateway to a drug-free life. 

At Legacy Healing Center, located in South Florida, we understand that your intention may not have been to abuse prescription drugs, but the addictive properties they possess can lead to an addiction. Once you have become physically and mentally addicted to Rx drugs, then professional treatment is often your only recourse. 

Our prescription drug rehab for St. Petersburg, FL, residents is fully accredited which means that we are able to provide you with a comprehensive treatment program for Rx addiction. We guide you through every step of your recovery; from the medically-assisted detox and behavioral therapies to the holistic healing programs and long-term support.

If you are wondering what is rehab like, reach out to Legacy Healing Center today if you live in the St. Petersburg, Florida, area and would like to get professional help to overcome your substance use problem. Call (888) 534-2295 now to receive a no-obligation consultation.

Rx Rehab for St. Petersburg Residents

Rx drug addiction is a condition that can affect anyone. Some people may be more prone to an addiction due to their biological, environmental, and developmental factors. This means that even if you take the correct prescribed amount of prescription medication, there is still a risk of forming an addiction.

One of the first things that needs to be dealt with in rehab is withdrawal. Withdrawal from Rx drugs will cause you to have symptoms based on the type of drug that was used. For example, anxiety, diarrhea, restlessness, intense cravings, and abdominal cramps are common during withdrawal from opioids. These symptoms can be difficult to deal with and may even be dangerous is you suffer from preexisting conditions. 

In our prescription drug rehab for St. Petersburg residents, we can help you through withdrawal in our medically-assisted detox program. In this program, you’ll be able to receive medications that can drastically reduce symptoms and make the entire experience more manageable. We also monitor your overall health so that your safe recovery can be achieved. 

To effectively treat Rx addiction, further treatment after detox is required. According to research and evidence, behavioral therapy is a key component of effective treatment. At Legacy Healing Center, we use the most effective behavioral therapy models which includes motivation enhancement therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, process therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapy among others. You will partake in these therapies in both a private and group setting. 

Another important aspect of how we help you to overcome substance use disorder at our accredited rehab facility is through our holistic approach. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a holistic or whole-patient approach is important for long-term sobriety. Our holistic approach to your recovery includes exploring the possibility of co-occurring mental disorders and treating them, helping you with your career, and other aspects of your life such as your family dynamics. 

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

The recovery support that you receive at Legacy Healing Center doesn’t end once you leave our program; we will be there to support you in the years to come. You will have a personal sober coach that you can rely on forever. We also hold frequent alumni events where we invite guest speakers and organize activities that promote community engagement.

Understanding Signs of Rx Addiction

By understanding the signs of an Rx addiction, one can make a better decision on how to move forward. If an addiction is likely, then you should seek professional help in order to prevent the situation from escalating and leading to life-threating circumstances. 

While each prescription drug – stimulants, depressants, and opioids – have unique signs of addiction, there are several signs that these drugs share that can indicate an addiction. 

When a person forms a drug-taking habit, then they will require more drugs than their doctor can prescribe them legally. The person may steal medication from others or shop around for other doctors who are willing to give them a prescription. As Rx drugs begin to affect the individual negatively, mood disturbances will be evident. They may have poor judgement and decision-making skills as a result of the drug misuse. 

Further signs include lying about losing prescriptions or may lie about their use of the prescription drugs. When asked about their use, the person may become defensive. Of course, taking more than the prescribed amount and using the medication when you don’t need it are signs of abuse. If the person has withdrawal symptoms when they don’t take the drug or experience cravings, then it can be a sign of a physical addiction. 

Why Rx Addiction is On the Rise

Even though regulation on the sale of prescription drugs has become stricter, it is still possible to get Rx drugs fairly easily. The readily available nature of Rx drugs in the United States coupled with their highly addictive properties has led to a gradual increase in prescription drug abuse. 

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


The Most Abused Rx Medications

Among the most abused opioid pain relievers are brand names such as Norco, Percocet, and OxyContin. Stimulants that are frequently abused in the United States includes Adderall XR, Ritalin, Dexedrine, Concerta, and Mydayis. The most abused Rx drugs in the CNS depressant category includes Xanax, Ambien, and Valium. 

Dangers of Rx Addiction

There are many dangers of long-term Rx drug abuse as a result of an addiction for each type of Rx drug. The more the drug is abused, the higher the chances of severe medical consequences become. An overdose on stimulants, CNS depressants, and opioids is possible, and as tolerance builds, the risk of a fatal overdose becomes a real possibility. 

Other dangers include motor vehicle accidents, committing crimes, turning to illegal street drugs, and various dangerous activities. 

Sober-Friendly Attractions near St. Petersburg

After your intensive treatment in our prescription drug rehab for St. Petersburg, FL, residents has been concluded, finding new sober-friendly activities is important. You may enjoy doing outdoor activities such as hiking and sports at Fort De Soto Park or laze in the sun at St. Pete Beach. The Saturday Morning Market can be a great way to bring in the weekend, or support sport teams at the Tropicana Field. 

Reach out to Legacy Healing Center now at (888) 534-2295 to speak to us about overcoming substance use disorder. We are ready to help to achieve long-term sobriety and build a life that isn’t controlled by the use of Rx drugs. 

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What Our Alumni Has to Say

Absolutely beautiful! Staff is so caring and welcoming. Highly recommend to anyone who is struggling and looking to heal. This is the place for you!

Jacqueline C.

Honestly, it's not what you imagine when thinking "detox." Legacy made my experience so comfortable from beds, food, staff and such a clean facility. Besides all that they literally gave me life back. Forever thankful.

Avi S.

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