Available Boise addiction treatment centers provide rehab programs for people who are abusing prescription drugs. The widespread availability of prescription drugs has made life easier - and longer - for millions of men and women. Unfortunately, that increase in the use of prescription drugs has also led to a rise in rates of prescription drug abuse. In fact, in some parts of the country prescription drug abuse has already overtaken the use of street drugs like heroin and cocaine in terms of public health issues and overdose rates.
It is easy to see why prescription drug abuse would be such a problem. Unlike street drugs which must be bought from a dealer and for which there is the risk of arrest, prescription drugs are both legal and easy to get from any pharmacy.
That legality does not make prescription drug abuse any less of a problem, however. When used properly and under the care of a doctor, prescription drugs can literally be lifesavers. When used illicitly or taken the wrong way, those same prescription drugs can be dangerous and even deadly.
Don't let prescription drug abuse take over your life. One of Boise drug addiction treatment centers can help. Call (208) 272-9857 to find about available facilities that provide support.
While in theory any type of prescription drug can be subject to abuse, some medications are more likely to be abused than others. Prescription opiates, for instance, are often substances of abuse, and they are responsible for a growing number of overdose deaths every year.
The opiate drugs that are subject to abuse include powerful painkillers like morphine, OxyContin, Vicodin and Fentanyl. These powerful painkillers are very effective, but they can quickly be addictive when not taken carefully.
Codeine is another prescription drug that is often subject to abuse and misuse. Codeine is found in many prescription cough suppressants, but it is also found in a number of popular pain medications.
Benzodiazepines like Klonopin and Xanax are often subject to abuse as well. Whether they are prescribed for legitimate medical conditions like anxiety, depression and PTSD or used illicitly for recreation, these drugs can be very dangerous. If you suspect that someone you care about has been abusing these powerful medications, it is important to get them into one of Boise drug detox facilities as soon as possible. Recovery programs like Narcotics Anonymous are also important. NA lets addicts share experiences with like-minded people in order to abstain from drugs for good.
There are many Boise drug detox centers available today, that can help turn your life around. Call for help!