Prescription Pills Detox

Prescription Drugs Detox at Banyan Heartland

Prescription medications like painkillers, barbiturates, and benzos are often prescribed by medical professionals for short term or long-term treatment of health and mental health conditions. Some treat ADHD, anxiety, sleep disorders, chronic or acute pain, or other conditions. But these prescription drugs are often abused and they can be very addictive. At Banyan Heartland, our prescription pill detox program in Gilman, Illinois helps patients safely detox from prescription pills. No matter the prescription drug you are addicted to, sobriety is possible.

Signs of Prescription Pill Addiction in Illinois

Maybe you’re trying to ignore the severity of your prescription pill addiction, you think things aren’t so bad. But prescription pill addiction can start slowly, and it’s important to recognize the early signs of this addiction. It’s important to keep an eye out for signs of prescription pill abuse:

  • Taking more pills than prescribed
  • Taking pills more often than they’re prescribed
  • Doctor shopping for more scripts
  • Taking drugs in a way that’s not prescribed, such as snorting the pills

These are all signs that prescription drug addiction is present. Getting sober starts with a prescription pill detox program in Illinois that can support your recovery, such as our programs at Banyan Heartland.

Health Problems Caused by Prescription Pill Abuse

Prescription drugs are generally safe when taken according to doctor or pharmacist instructions, but prolonged abuse of prescription drugs can be dangerous. Many prescription drugs are at the center of famous celebrity overdoses, and prolonged use has been linked to organ damage, high blood pressure, heart attacks, seizures, and even death.1 This is because prolonged exposure to the chemicals in prescription drugs at high volumes, such as with addiction, can result in a myriad of other health issues. Prescription drug abuse can also cause changes to a person’s appearance, with many barbiturates and painkillers being linked to patterns of skin picking and drug addiction.

Working Through Prescription Pill Withdrawal and Detox in Illinois

Just as with illicit drugs, prescription pills can cause withdrawal symptoms during the detox process. When investigating treatment options for prescription drug addiction, it’s important to choose a detox program that offers support for the detox process. At Banyan Heartland, our prescription pill detox program includes medical support for common prescription pill withdrawal symptoms, which can include1:

  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Pain
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Mood changes
  • Chills

Prescription Pill Detox at Banyan Heartland

At Banyan Heartland, we offer prescription pill detox with medical support to help patients through the detoxification process. During detox, patients stop or taper use of the drugs they’ve been addicted to. Withdrawal symptoms generally begin within a few hours or days after quitting prescription drugs and can last for several days.

The severity of withdrawal symptoms will all depend on the prescription drugs you have been abusing, your health, and the duration of your addiction. Some patients may not experience any withdrawals at all. For those who do, we have medical and therapeutic support on hand to treat withdrawal symptoms and promote optimal patient health.

After patients detox from prescription drugs, they enter our Heartland rehab program that treats the additional causes of addiction, such as emotional or mental health aspects. You can get sober and save your life. Call our team at Banyan Heartland to learn more about our prescription pill detox program in Illinois: 877-973-7262.


Sources:

  1. Illinois Department of Health – A Slippery Slope

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