Healthsmart Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Prescription drugs offer symptom relief for millions of people who suffer with chronic pain and other medical problems. However, abusing prescription drugs is a growing epidemic. Among Americans over the age of 14, prescription drugs are the third most commonly abused substance after marijuana and alcohol. Treatment, including detox and rehab, may be the only option for prescription drug abusers, and Healthsmart Prescription Drug Detox offers help.

When to Get Help for an Addiction

If you or a loved one are addicted to prescription drugs, you probably notice several symptoms, including:

  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Weight and skin changes
  • Impaired judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Inability to regulate behavior or respond properly to stress
  • Lack of interest in normal activities
  • Financial difficulties
  • Broken relationships

These and other symptoms cause long-term harm to an addict and his or her loved ones. That's why detox and rehab are so important.

What is Detox?

When you or your loved one make the decision to get clean, your body will experience withdrawal symptoms that can range from mild chills and shakes to severe cramps and hallucinations. This process is known as detox. An addict can detox alone, but medication and professional supervision during the detox process helps to ensure the addict remains safe as he or she begins the road to recovery.

How do you Choose a Rehab?

After detox, many prescription drug addicts go to rehab. It offers ongoing support, accountability, medication management and therapy in a controlled environment. Two rehab options, residential and outpatient, exist to help recovering addicts.

  • Residential rehab offers constant support as you live at the facility. Meet with a psychiatrist and therapist, participate in group therapy and attend support meetings for you and your family members.
  • Outpatient rehab provides therapy, medication management and support groups during the day or at night. Continue living at home and meeting obligations while receiving the support you need for successful recovery.

How to Pay for Treatment

Addiction treatment of any kind costs money. While your Healthsmart insurance may cover a portion of your treatment, check your policy for details. Then make treatment choices based on what you can afford. Remember that choosing in-network providers is often less expensive than seeing out-of-network providers, and traditional detox is a more affordable alternative to luxury facilities.

Healthsmart Prescription Drug Detox and rehab are two treatment options that help many people who are addicted to prescription drugs. Learn more today as you get the help you or your loved one deserve.

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