The Danger of Prescription Medication
Most of us are under the impression that when a doctor prescribes medication, that medicine is completely safe. Provided that the medication is not used for an extended period of time, and used within the set parameters, it is safely used. It is always recommended to consult your doctor about the dependency factors of the specific prescribed medicine, should the usage extend into a follow-up prescription. When prescribed medication is used over extended periods, the chances for substances addiction are increased. This can result in complete dependency and substance abuse.
Most doctors and medical schemes are not willing to confirm that prescription medicine can be harmful when used over extended periods. They are also reluctant to admit that the medication is in fact drugs. This is the reason a patient should consult with their doctor on a regular basis about their prescription medicine. It is also recommended to do research to confirm the potential dangers of the specific medicine.
Getting Addicted to Prescribed Medicine
Many people have the conviction that when medication works for a certain disease, then they should stick to using that specific medicine. With excessive usage, the specific medicine can become an addictive drug to that person. Therefore, their system will develop a complete dependency, convincing the mind that they need the medication to survive. Once the body is addicted to the substance, it doesn’t matter whether the person follows the prescribed consumption times. To convince this person that they are addicted to the substance can be challenging. This process can also evoke a strong variety of excuses from the person to justify their intake, which at this point has evolved into substance abuse. Therefore, the patient does not realise that they are using the prescription medicine for the wrong reasons. Instead of treating a disease, they are only feeding their bodily cravings.
Prescription Drug Rehabilitation
If you succeed in convincing a loved one that they are addicted to prescription medicine, the next step should be prescription drug rehabilitation. The next proverbial bridge to cross, is to get the person admitted to a good rehabilitation centre that provides a solid prescription drug rehabilitation programme.
The rehabilitation centre at Beethoven Recovery Centre is one of the top-class centres in South Africa. We admit patients who are 18 years and older. We also ensure that they feel at ease from the moment they walk into our facility until they leave at the end of their prescription drug rehabilitation programme.
Please browse our website to learn more about the world-renowned programme we are utilising for prescription drug rehabilitation. Our website also contains all the relevant information about accepted medical aid schemes to ensure that treatment costs are taken care of. Beethoven Recovery Centre offers a comprehensive and adaptable programme for people suffering from substance addiction. Prescription medication can be a cause of developing a dependency on a specific substance. Choose our centre and we can assist your loved one in overcoming their addiction and find a way to a life of sober living wellness.