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Treatment of Prescription Medication Addiction

Due to the physical dependence created by abusing prescription medication, addiction treatment begins in a residential treatment facility. The initial phase of treatment is detox. It is here, under medical supervision, that the symptoms associated with withdrawal from prescription medication are managed, reduced and some times eliminated. The average length of time spent in detox is approximately seven days. During this time, the person will be monitored medically and any psychiatric or psychological issues will be assessed.

After the person is medically stable, they are generally referred to residential treatment to complete the treatment plan designed in detox. By the time most people enter treatment for prescription medication addiction, they have created quite a bit of emotional damage to themselves and loved ones. It takes time to recover from shame, grief, guilt, and rebuild a level of trust amongst the family. Recovery in a supportive therapeutic environment eliminates many of the outside distractions and allows a person to focus on issues relating to their recovery. The length of stay is approximately twenty days and may be followed by outpatient therapy.

Prescription Drugs

If someone is in need of prescription drug addiction treatment, or requires immediate assistance locating a drug rehab center that specializes in prescription drug detox, please call Affordable Rehab of Cleveland at call (216) 239-1005. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. GET HELP NOW!

Over the last few years, prescription drug abuse has escalated dramatically. With easy access through the internet, more people than ever are able to purchase these addictive medications with little or no scrutiny. Secondly, more and more pain clinics have opened their doors, creating another venue for people to access medication for pain. Before going any further, let us state that the majority of people addicted to prescription medications, started to abuse these medications after a legitimate prescription was written for them by their physician. The prescription may have been written because due chronic pain, auto or sports injury, surgery or to relax strained muscles.

How Heroin Vaccine Works

A vaccine for heroin addiction is a great plus for all addicts. This is because surviving a heroin addiction can be a painful and difficult process, especially because even after treatment there is always a risk of a relapse. This vaccine is beneficial in helping addicts even after a potential relapse.

The vaccine works by tricking the immune system of the body into thinking of heroin as a pathogen (bacteria or a virus). This then results in the body to produce antibodies against the drug which help keep the drug away from the brain. The brain is the region where the high is produced. So if the drug does not reach the brain then no sense or feeling of euphoria can be produced.

Results of the Vaccine Test

The vaccine test was done on rats in which the rats were divided into two groups. One group had the vaccine injected into them whereas the other group had no vaccine to counter the drug. Both groups were given heroine water to drink. The scientists noticed that the group without the heroin vaccine doubled their heroine intake while the ones with the vaccine were blind to the drug and stopped consuming it eventually. The vaccinated rats did not even relapse even with heroin exposure which was a positive sign.

The drug is currently being trialed on humans to see how well they respond to it. The rats responded to it pretty well and scientists are hoping that they will get to see the same effect on humans as well. Till the results are out for sure, one must still treat heroin addiction by visiting rehab facilities in Cleveland which are known to be pretty helpful when it comes to treating the addiction. Not only that but seeking professional help is found to be the most effective way to reach recovery.

Starting your journey to being drug free can be one of the hardest things which is why we are there to support you from beginning to end. Often times our clients are experiencing withdrawal when they first come to us which can be a physical and emotional rollercoaster. Cleveland drug detox monitors you closely and offers medical assistance to help your detoxification go as smoothly as possible. Offering you a helping hand through this process is our trained medical staff and licensed therapists who are on call to give you the best care available.