Prescription Drug Signs and Symptoms | Local Help and Treatment | Cheshire Detox Clinic

Are you or a loved one addicted to prescription drugs and want to discuss private detox and rehabilitation treatment options? It is necessary for someone suffering from prescription drug misuse disorder, dependency and full-blown addiction to reach rock bottom before they are ready to commit to recovery. Therefore, today is the start of your journey in life, free from addiction. Oasis Runcorn is experienced in detoxing prescription drugs and therapeutically rehabilitating clients through personalised recovery programmes.

All of our staff are in recovery from a range of addictions (including codeine, benzos etc…), and many have been through the detox and rehab process themselves. Furthermore, our rehab clinic was recently rated 100% by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and we are proud to provide low-cost treatment, with family programmes and free lifetime aftercare as standard.

The Signs & Symptoms of Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug addiction tends to be easier to hide from a loved one than other substance addictions. Many individuals become addicted to using prescription medications for an original health complaint. Many prescription painkillers and anxiety medications are extremely addictive, the individual may not even realise that they have a problem until they try to stop and experience the symptoms of withdrawal.

It is helpful to know the signs and symptoms of prescription drug addiction, as it may help you or a loved one identify if professional help is required:

  • Taking more than the prescribed dose to achieve a more intense effect
  • Ordering medications from the internet without a prescription
  • Continuing to take prescription medications even when the original medical condition has been resolved
  • Buying over the counter medications when unable to obtain prescription strength
  • Feelings of panic and anxiety when a prescription is running out
  • Unable to control the amount consumed
  • Binging on prescription medications or mixing with alcohol or other drugs for a greater effect
  • Going to different doctors in order to get more medication
  • Experiencing symptoms of withdrawal when unable to obtain more of the medication
  • Lying to family, friends and Doctors about the number of prescription medications being taken
  • Stealing prescription medications from others
  • Hiding medications, being deceitful and secretive
  • Defensive when challenged
  • Excessively euphoric/hyperactive or drowsy

Depending on the prescription medication that is being abused, symptoms will vary, but any marked change in an individual’s appearance or behaviour should not be ignored.

Medical Detox Treatment Plan

During the medical detox process, patients are prescribed an approved medication to manage the symptoms of withdrawal. The process is tailored to the individual in order to negate the effects of fitting until the client is alcohol and/or drug-free. The treatment is clinically proven to be the safest way to remove substances from the body. You will receive 24/7 medical care and support throughout. The detox will take between 7 to 10 days.

Recovery Programme

We strongly recommend a minimum of 28 days of rehabilitation in one of our treatment facilities. In this time, you will be treated physically, mentally and emotionally.

Our specialist programmes include:

  • One-to-one Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Fitness and Massage
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Music & Art therapy
  • Process Addiction
  • Holistic Programme
  • Mindfulness and Acupuncture
  • Relapse Prevention Techniques

Free Lifelong Aftercare Programme

We understand that leaving rehab and having to face the reality of day-to-day life can be an extremely daunting thought. While you may be determined to continue living a clean and sober life, external triggers and temptations exist and dealing with these alone can leave you feeling isolated. To support you during this vital time, we have created a two-tier approach to long-term sobriety.

Short-term: we provide one year’s worth of free aftercare support sessions every week in the rehab you attended (or nearest clinic). Here you will engage with a group based therapeutic approach, with loved ones in attendance (if you so wish) but with the opportunity to speak with a counsellor one-to-one.

Long-term: we have built the UK’s first recovery network for all those who have attended a UKAT treatment facility. This lifelong recovery network is called Alumni – a gateway to lifelong sober companionship. Events include Christmas parties, dinners, adventure days out and, of course, summer BBQs.

This is the future of permanent recovery, and we are proud to be the first rehab family in the UK to offer it. Many people fear that putting down prescription drugs means losing their social life. At UKAT we say it’s only just begun! Please call to hear more about rehab, recovery and lifelong happiness.

If you have any questions regarding our drug treatment clinics, rehab locations and cost – we can answer them!

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  • Oasis Runcorn
    38-40 Bridge St.
    Runcorn, Cheshire,
    WA7 1BY
    United Kingdom
  • Tel. 0203 131 5938
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