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Prescription Drug Detox
It’s an awful situation to be in. Your body is in pain. It doesn’t matter where that pain comes from - a surgery, a chronic issue, a normal medical procedure - the pain is there and you need help with that ASAP. A physician prescribes a medication that will help you feel less pain, or maybe even be completely pain-free. Eureka! Problem solved. The pain is lessened or gone and you are finally able to begin the return to a more normal life.
But then, something else happens. Suddenly, these miracle meds that take away your pain become more than that; instead of a dream come true, they turn into a nightmare that launches your body into a whole other realm of suffering, and your life into a whole other abnormality. You have become addicted to prescription drugs, and you need help now.
That is where Compass Detox comes in. We are your committed partner in prescription drug detox and recovery. The medical and therapeutic teams at Compass Detox are uniquely positioned to help you navigate detox, withdrawal, and recovery from prescription drug addiction.
Withdrawal from prescription drugs can be very dangerous. Symptoms of withdrawal can be life-threatening. A strong, committed, experienced partner is absolutely necessary. That is exactly what Compass Detox is.
Depending on the prescription drug and usage, detoxification may be needed as part of treatment. Withdrawal can be dangerous and should be done under a doctor's care.
Prescription Painkiller Withdrawal
Painkiller/opioid tapering involves gradually decreasing the dose of medication until it's no longer used. Other medications — such as clonidine (Catapres), a drug mainly used for high blood pressure — can help manage opioid withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine, buprenorphine with naloxone (Suboxone) or methadone may be used by doctors under specific, legally regulated and monitored conditions to ease symptoms of withdrawal from opioid painkillers. Drugs given by injection once a month by a health care provider may help people stay off opioids during their recovery. Examples include Vivitrol, a preparation of the drug naltrexone, or Sublocade, a preparation of the drug buprenorphine.
Prescription painkillers withdrawal symptoms:
-Agitation -Anxiety -Abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea -Muscle and bone pain -Insomnia -Sweating, chills, goosebumps -Dilated pupils
Withdrawal From Anti-Anxiety Medications and Sedatives
If you've used prescription sedatives or anti-anxiety drugs for a long time, it may take weeks to slowly taper off them. Because of withdrawal symptoms, it can take that long for your body to adjust to low doses of the medication and then get used to taking none at all. You may need other types of medication to stabilize your mood, manage the final phases of tapering or help with anxiety. You'll need to work closely with your doctor.
Anti-anxiety/sedative withdrawal symptoms:
-Life-threating seizures -Insomnia -Anxiety -Confusion -Tachycardia -Sweating -Tremors and shaking
There are no FDA-approved drugs used for treating stimulant withdrawal. Treatment typically focuses on tapering off the medication and relieving withdrawal symptoms — such as sleep problems, tiredness, and depression.
Stimulant withdrawal symptoms:
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The road to recovery from prescription drug addiction can be a hazardous one, the team at Compass is ready to walk with you the entire way. Recovery is possible, and a sober, successful life is waiting for you. Contact Compass today to begin your recovery journey!