Prescription drugs consist of substances containing psychoactive properties which have high potential for abuse. Many people who abuse these drugs originally starting using prescription drugs from a doctor's prescription due to illness or injury. Many of these people become addicted to these substances resulting in prescription drug abuse. Some turn to illegal methods of getting prescription medications. Prescription drug abuse treatment programs at rehab centers in Philadelphia help patients overcome their abuse and addiction through medical detox and both traditional and alternative forms of therapy.
Opioid medications are prescribed for chronic pain: morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone
Sedatives are prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness: alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, eszopiclone, zaleplon, zolpidem
Stimulants are prescribed for hyperactivity disorders and sometimes obesity: dextroamphetamine, methylphenidate, amphetamines
Sedatives, anti-anxiety medications:
According to the DEA, prescription drugs fall into Schedules II through V classifications. Schedule I drugs have no approved medical use, even under medical supervision. This list gives an idea where popular drugs fall.
Schedule II (High potential for abuse leading to psychological or physical dependence, considered dangerous) includes:
Schedule III (Moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence) includes:
Schedule IV (Low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence) includes:
Schedule V (Lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV) includes:
Hydrocodone addiction requires a medical detox to relieve withdrawal symptoms and maintenance medication to maintain sobriety.
Medications used in hydrocodone detox:
Opiates addiction needs a medical detox to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and maintenance medication to maintain sobriety.
Medications used in opiates detox:
Prescription drug abuse carries numerous health risks including: