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Over the past 20 years, the United States has become extremely dependent on pills. Prescription drug detoxes in Kansas have become a sad necessity as the country turns into a prescription nation. Far too many physicians try to prescribe the problem away using highly addictive medicines. This year, tens of thousands of patients will take their medication as prescribed and become mentally and/or physically addicted.
Medications like Percocet, Xanax, Adderall, Valium and Vicodin all have a very high potential for abuse and are sought out for their mood and mind-altering effects. When someone takes these pills solely to get high they are at a much higher risk of becoming addicted. Once hooked, the user faces a strenuous experience if they attempt to quit without the help of a prescription drug detox center in Kansas. The withdrawals from some prescription medications are as bad or worse than some of the worst narcotic drugs on earth, like heroin, crack and crystal meth. If you or someone you love are struggling, please seek out professional help today.
While any mood and mind-altering substance can be abused; leading to varying levels of addiction, three main prescription drug classes are more prone to abuse than others. Stimulants, CNS depressants and opioids.
Stimulants are commonly prescribed to those who are struggling with ADD or ADHD. They can also be used to help people diagnosed with narcolepsy. The most commonly prescribed stimulant pills are Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse. These medications are frequently abused by high school and college students. While they may start taking them to help them study during midterms or finals, they can find themselves mentally addicted in no time. Once hooked they will have some difficulties quitting without professional help. Withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, mood swings, depression, lethargy, anhedonia, restlessness and racing thoughts.
CNS (central nervous system depressants) are primarily used to help those struggling with anxiety and panic disorders. They are sometimes prescribed to people with sleep disorders and minor pain issues. Medications like Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and Ativan are all CNS depressants. They are also in the family of medications called benzodiazepines, or benzos for short. If taken for a short period of time or on an as-needed basis they can be very helpful, but when abused the user will face extremely painful and dangerous withdrawals. Symptoms include; cold sweats, dizziness, clammy skin, chills, nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, racing thoughts, muscle aches, joint pain and restlessness. Users are also at risk of having a seizure which can lead to heart failure or brain failure which can be fatal.
Prescription opioids are used to help treat pain. Those struggling with chronic pain or recovering from surgery are often prescribed these medications, but they are often sought out by drug addicts. They produce a high similar to that of heroin and are extremely addictive, both physically and mentally. The fear of facing withdrawals head-on will often keep users in active addiction.
These medications helped fuel the heroin epidemic that the country is currently facing. Nearly 85% of current heroin addicts report that they started using opiates with prescription medications. Some were prescribed them, others sought them out on the black market. Overdoses linked to prescription opiates kill thousands of people every year, thankfully prescription drug detoxes in Kansas can help. The withdrawals associated with the abuse of these pills is similar to that of benzos, but the user is not at risk of a seizure. Think of the withdrawals as the worst flu that anyone has ever had.
The average stay at a prescription drug detox center is around 5-10 days. Those who are seeking help for stimulants will likely be there for less time than someone struggling with an addiction to Xanax. These local detoxes will conduct a series of assessments and tests that will allow them to properly treat each client based on their specific needs.
If you or someone you care about are currently struggling with abuse or addiction issues, please contact our toll-free line for help. Someone is always available, the phone line is open 24/7. You will be connected to an addiction specialist who is ready to assist you in any way possible. Whether you are looking to enter a prescription pill detox in Kansas or just need someone to talk to, we can help. Calls are completely confidential and free of charge. Do not hesitate, every day that goes by only digs the hole of addiction deeper. A better life awaits, call today.