The Danger of Prescribed Medication
When a doctor prescribes medication to a patient for a specific medical condition, the possibility of the patient becoming addicted to the specific medication will always be a factor when used over long time periods. This includes over-the-counter medication as well, which can be obtained without a prescription from a medical professional. As a result, it is highly recommended to consult with a medical professional about the specific medication and time periods before usage. The danger of becoming addicted to a specific type of medication will always be dependent on the time period of usage, with short periods posing the least threat. Sometimes, a person discovers that a certain type of medication is very effective, resulting in a form of substance abuse over longer periods. The effectivity of the medication gradually grows into an addiction. Therefore, doctors should consult their patients regularly and discuss their medication thoroughly. This can also prevent doctors from subscribing identical medication and avoid any type of substance abuse or addiction. Therefore, prescription drug rehabilitation exists, helping people addicted to a prescription drug, which can be just as lethal as hard drug addiction.
Our Prescription Drug Rehabilitation Programme
At Beethoven Recovery Centre, our focus is on our patients – to inspire them to a path of healing and rehabilitation in the best possible way. As a result, we ensured that our programme is effective in giving our patients a way to fight their addiction and make the commitment to break with it. The programme is suitable for patients that are 18 years and older and offers a world-renowned course that is effective in preventing the abuse and addiction of prescribed medication and guiding the patient to an opportunity at full recovery. The final result completely rests on the patient’s shoulders, with a committed state of mind always helping the process of full recovery. As this is a very intensive programme, it focuses on every patient individually, meaning that the programme, once applied, is tailor-made for the patient. Therefore, before the prescription drug rehabilitation programme can start, a medical examination by our general practitioner is required, as well as psychometric tests and a psychological assessment, complemented by a psychiatric evaluation, if necessary. During the initial 3 weeks, the patient is equipped with the necessary knowledge of their addiction and prescribed medication and motivated to completely break with their specific addiction. Therefore, the initial 3 weeks are aimed at getting their addiction out in the open and equipping our patients to face it. Although some days might be a struggle, our patients, should they have a committed mindset, can always have the peace of mind that they are making progress. Despite some challenging group and individual sessions, assessments, and tests, our patients will have the opportunity to grasp for the proverbial shining light at the end of the tunnel, symbolising hope for their future lives. At the end of the initial 3 weeks, the patient will be empowered and equipped to leave, although it is highly recommended to attend the following 4 weeks’ programme as well. Should the patient choose to stay and complete the following 4 weeks, they will only enhance the chances of breaking with their addiction completely and make an active choice for a life of sober wellness.
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