Prescription Drug Detox

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Alta Centers Prescription Drug Detox Program exclusively  made to treat withdrawal symptoms and establish the first step in the recovery process. We can help you start the process of your recovery by safely detoxing you from prescription drugs . 

Prescription drugs are very addictive and produce intense withdrawal symptoms. Opioid medication withdrawal is extremely uncomfortable, but trying to detox from benzos without the use of medical detox is especially dangerous and can result in fatal seizures. Medical detox for prescription drugs can alleviate withdrawal symptoms to make the process more comfortable and safe. Medical supervision and certain medication, together with behavioral counselling can greatly increase a person’s chances to wean off the prescription drugs and successfully completing detox.

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Pain killers (prescribed opioid) work by interfering with the signals in the brain by mimicking natural endorphins. Endorphins are produced to help relieve pain, reduce stress and improve mood. Opioids, like Oxycodone, Codeine, Vicodin, and Dilaudid, target the brain’s reward system and flood the circuit with dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates movement, emotion, and feelings of pleasure. After a while, the brain decides to stop producing endorphins as it is compensated by prescription drugs, causing a person to become dependent on the opioids.

Alta Centers provides suitable opioid addiction treatment programs for individuals experiencing opioid drug addiction. We understand that admission to a treatment center is an imperative and life-changing decision. Hence, we provide support throughout the opioid detox and rehab process, from the first point of contact to aftercare.

Prescription Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines (Benzos)

Some common prescription barbiturates and benzodiazepines include: Xanax, Nembutal (“goof balls”), Klonopin, and Seconal (“reds” or “red devils”) and Tuinal (“rainbows” or “double trouble”) for its strong effects. Just like opioids, this class of prescription drugs mimic GABA’s natural calming effects. GABA receptors on nerve cells receive the chemical messages that help to inhibit or reduce nerve impulses and benzos bind to the same receptors as GABA.

Most benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms (benzo) can be felt within 24 hours. They can last from for a few days up to several months depending on how long the abuse was and how strong the benzo was.

Common withdrawal symptoms of benzodiazepines are:

  • abdominal cramps.
  • agoraphobia (fear of situations which feel difficult to escape)
  • anxiety, including physical symptoms such as muscle tension, tight chest, fast heartbeat, sweating, trembling or shaking.
  • blurred vision.
  • concentration problems.
  • dizziness.
  • face and neck pain

Medically Assisted Detox for Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Medically assisted detox is required for heroin and other prescription opioids, such as Vicodin, Hydrocodone, and Oxycontin. It is also required for benzodiazepines (also called benzos), such as for Xanax, Valium. Ativan and Klonopin. Patients detoxing from these substances may experience vomiting, nausea, suicidal thoughts, seizures, hallucinations, and even comas. The most commonly abused prescription drugs treated at Alta Centers include: Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin) , codeine morphine, amphetamines (Adderall) diazepam (Valium) ,alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan) clonazepam (Klonopin)

Prescription Drug Detoxification Side Effects

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As your body begins to cleanse itself of prescription drugs, your body will experience many changes. Because prescription drugs change the chemical composition of your brain, your brain feels unbalanced when they are no longer present. This could lead to various symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and fatigue. Also, severe cravings for drugs are common regardless of the substance used. Cravings manifest not only in physical symptoms but in psychological obsessions as well. The most common physical side effects of prescription drug detox include sweating, muscle spasms, stomach cramps, headaches, and constipation. In some cases, especially with benzodiazepines and opioids, detox can be life-threatening, leading to seizures, hallucinations, change in heart rate and breathing, and coma.

Get Help at Alta Centers

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Alta Centers Prescription Drug Detox Program exclusively  made to treat withdrawal symptoms and establish the first step in the recovery process. We can help you start the process of your recovery by safely detoxing you from prescription drugs . We are in-network with Beacon Health Options and All insurances provided by the Screen Actors Guild to support those who are struggling with withdrawal symptoms in the Los Angeles area. We also accept Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare as an out of network provider. We are here for those who are struggling and want to receive quality treatment in a safe environment.

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