Prescription Drug Detox in Washington State
Located in Washington State, Free by the Sea is a nationally recognized treatment facility for alcohol and drug addiction. Our highly trained staff provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation services to men and women who need treatment for a variety of addictions.
Serving the Pacific Northwest, including Washington (Seattle), Oregon (Portland), and Alaska.
We have excellent relationships with detox facilities in the Pacific Northwest and surrounding areas, and will assist you with detox placement should you or your loved one require this service prior to entering our drug addiction treatment program.
Understanding Prescription Drug Addiction
Prescription drug addiction can affect anyone, even an individual who only takes prescription drugs for an actual medical reason. Pill consumption can gradually increase, resulting in addiction. Prescription drugs are appealing to illegal drug users because when they are taken straight from pharmacies, they are synthetic, potent, and pure.
Prescription drug addiction has risen substantially among all areas of society. The three categories of the most commonly abused prescription drugs are opiates (i.e., OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin), stimulants (i.e., Adderall, Ritalin), and benzodiazepines (i.e., Valium, Xanax).
Over time, a user will build a natural tolerance to prescription medications, even if they have been given a prescription to take them for real medical reasons. When a tolerance builds, they may begin to increase how much prescription medication they take daily. This behavior leads to addiction. It may start out innocently, but soon a user will find themselves displaying behaviors associated with addiction.
Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse
Everyone displays the signs of prescription drug abuse differently, so there is no set timeline that shows exactly how long it will take for a person to develop a drug dependency. After dependency has set in, a person may go to extreme lengths to get the substance. In addition, someone with a prescription drug addiction may exhibit withdrawal symptoms after stopping use.
Prescription drug withdrawal symptoms include the following:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty sleeping
If you are worried that someone close to you is abusing prescription drugs, then be on the lookout for the following signs:
- Frequently changing from one healthcare provider to another
- Rapid dosage increases
- Mood swings or disorder
- Using multiple pharmacies
- Forged or fake prescriptions
A common misconception is that taking prescription medications is safer than taking illegal substances, but the dangers are similar. Taking medications that are prescribed for someone else puts you at risk for serious health issues, including a drug overdose. If you suspect that you or someone you care about is abusing prescription drugs, then you should take action now. Contact the professionals at Free by the Sea.
Prescription Drug Detox
Opiate, stimulant, and benzodiazepine dependency are all addictions that require an inpatient medical detox to make sure the prescription drug user is safely stopping their drug use. Prescription drug abuse has an adverse effect on a person’s mental and physical health. After completing an inpatient medical detox, the patient should begin an inpatient rehab stay at Free by the Sea so they can continue to work on their recovery with qualified healthcare professionals. A lot of people who struggle with prescription drug addiction tend to have issues with chronic pain or their mental health and require medication. At an inpatient medical detox, doctors will be able to properly address these issues without having to resort to addictive medications.
- Dual diagnosis services in the State of Washington
- Psychologist and psychiatrist on staff
- Long-term transitory living
- Men and women in separate buildings
- Eating, activities, and classes are all gender-specific
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Once you have completed detox, you may need support and guidance in rebuilding your life. We have a variety of programs at Free by the Sea that can help you identify and change any thought and behavior patterns that contributed to your drug use.
Contact Free by the Sea
Located in the State of Washington, the program at Free by the Sea will help teach individuals struggling with substance abuse how they can develop new habits and behaviors that will give them the best chance at achieving long-term success without drugs. For more information on how Free by the Sea can help you or your loved one, contact us today at 800-272-9199.