It is too often that legitimate prescription drugs can become addictive without realizing it. There are three main categories:
Used primarily for pain relief, these medications provide a sense of euphoria. Examples include codeine, methadone, morphine and oxycodone. Click here to learn more about treatment options for opiod addiction treatment.
These drugs are used to treat anxiety and insomnia. They are sought after for their calming effects. They include barbituates like pentobarbital (Nembutal), benzodiazepines like lorazepam (Ativan) and alprazolam (Xanax), and sleep medication like zelpidem (Ambien)
These drugs, called amphetamines, are used to treat conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and result in heightened alertness, attention and energy. Click here to learn more about treatment options for amphetamine addiction.
When properly administered, these are valuable treatment options for the patient’s recovery from illness or injury. When control is lost, the individual can spiral into an addiction. They can be particularly injurious when combined with alcohol or other drugs.
If this describes your situation or that of a loved one, give us a call at 613-200-HELP (4357), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our caring staff members will answer all of your questions and tell you about the prescription drug treatment options that are best for you.
Ottawa Maberly Addiction Rehabilitation Residence is an 8-bedroom residential addiction treatment facility for adults, specializing in chronic relapse cases.
305 Maberly Elphin Rd.
Staff on site 24/7: 613-200-HELP (4357)