Medication Management to Avoid Abuse
Medication management is an effective and important addiction and mental health care method.
In 2017, an estimated 18 million people misused medications at least once.
There are many different reasons that medication misuse occurs.
You may abuse medications to seek relief from physical pain, anxiety, depressive symptoms, or satisfy drug cravings.
Ease of access and misinformation make many prescription drugs more dangerous.
Effective medication management can help you avoid accidental overdoses, relapses, and many of the troubling long-term side effects that come with substance abuse.
Our holistic, individualized treatment programs are built to help you address a wide variety of needs.
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Medication Management for Addiction
Millions of people misuse prescription drugs and take illicit drugs each year.
Addiction impacts each aspect of your life.
Your physical and mental health, important relationships, career, and a criminal record may all be impacted.
Many medications alter your brain chemistry, leading you to think and behave in ways you would not otherwise have.
Medication management can help you regain control of your mental and physical health.
Our addiction treatment program can help you repair the damage, gain understanding, build healthy habits, and choose healthy coping mechanisms.
Our comprehensive addiction treatment program can give you the tools, knowledge, resources, support, and guidance you need to change your whole life.
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Common Reasons for Medication Management
Medication misuse is an increasingly common concern in the United States.
It has been clearly linked to the overdose epidemic we are currently facing.
Prescription pain relievers are among the most abused medications. Opioids are known for relieving pain, decreasing symptoms of anxiety, and increasing pleasurable feelings, but they are also highly addictive and dangerous.
Prescription stimulants, tranquilizers, and sedatives are also commonly abused. In addition to opioids like Vicodin and Percocet, some of the most abused medications include:
- Benzodiazepines; Valium, Xanax, Alprazolam, Klonopin, Diazepam, and other central nervous system depressants
- Simulants; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications, like Ritalin and Adderall
Muscle relaxants, other anti-anxiety or depression medications, and several others can potentially cause abuse and addiction. Whichever medications you are currently struggling with, help is available.
The Dangers of Opioids and Benzodiazepines
Of the most abused medications, opioids and benzodiazepines are some of the most concerning. Each has highly addictive qualities and high potential for abuse. Even more troubling is the tendency to take them together or with alcohol.
These combinations can increase your risk of intense physical and psychological damage and overdose. They may also prove fatal. Benzodiazepines are involved in 30% of opioid overdoses. Fatal opioid overdoses alone grew from 21,099 to 47,600 between 2010 and 2017.
Hundreds of thousands of families have lost loved ones to addiction. Turn the tables on your addiction. Leave it behind you. Let our medication management and addiction treatment programs help you change your life for both yourself and the people you love.
Additional Benefits of Medication Management
We have already mentioned the benefit of medication management in helping you avoid an overdose, but some of the other benefits may be less obvious. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team will help you follow your prescription or pursue effective alternatives.
We will also help facilitate conversations about the risks and benefits of your medications and addiction treatment options.
We will discuss and work together to build healthy habits, coping mechanisms, support systems, and sober social network opportunities. We will teach you how to manage, store, and dispose of your medications safely.
We will help you improve your overall awareness and provide you with the resources you need. Do not face this alone. We are here to help every step of the way.
Drug Addiction Treatment
Drug dependence is a common problem in the U.S. Medications that alter your mind, as many of them do, can interfere with your normal brain functions.
Over time, they can lead to dependence and change the structure and chemistry of your brain. Your brain eventually comes to rely on the effects of these drugs.
Opioids, pain killers that reduce pain and anxiety and increase feelings like motivation and pleasure, are good examples of this.
As your opioid abuse continues, your brain starts to forget how to produce the chemicals responsible for the same feelings.
Your natural motivation and pleasure chemicals are produced in decreasing amounts. Your brain becomes dependent on your medications to produce these effects instead. Once you are ready to quit, withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings can make it difficult.
Whether you are trying to quit because of negative side effects or because you no longer need this medication, you may need assistance. Withdrawal symptoms can be overwhelming. Some may be dangerous.
If you have tried to quit at home and withdrawal symptoms led you to relapse, our treatment programs can help. Many of them begin with a safe, monitored detox to help ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Detox and Medication Management
Medication management is the most effective when it is used in conjunction with other comprehensive care methods. A monitored and assisted detox is often one of the most beneficial.
If you are addicted to your medication, our detox program gives you a safe and comfortable place to work toward recovery. We will help you safely detox, overcome withdrawal symptoms, and, if necessary, enter your treatment program with a clear and focused mind.
Our carefully selected and professionally administered medications will be used if your withdrawal symptoms are severe enough. These will ease your symptoms and help us minimize potential complications.
When your desire to quit is not enough, we will give you everything else you need. This way, you can move forward with restored energy, focus, strength, and confidence.
Other Addiction Treatment Services
At Emerald Isle, we offer a wide variety of addiction treatment services to meet a wide variety of unique needs and circumstances. We will help you build a customized program that addresses each of your conditions, symptoms, and needs.
Among others, you will have access to the following types of programs:
- Inpatient or residential
- Partial hospitalization
- Intensive outpatient
- Traditional outpatient
- Aftercare planning and services
Whether you need 24-hour care or a few hours in our facility each week, we will work with you to choose the right program and use all our resources to your advantage.
Other Mental Health Services
If your addiction stems from a mental health disorder, we offer effective and proven care methods that can help. Addiction and mental health disorders often appear together.
We are prepared to treat them simultaneously and help you find long-term recovery. In addition to medication management for mental health, we also offer:
- Complimentary assessments
- Individual therapy sessions
- Family therapy sessions
- Psychiatric evaluations
- Crisis intervention
- Dual diagnosis care
If you are not sure which services will benefit the most, we will help you decide. We will work with you to choose the right care methods, evaluate your progress, and find the methods that will best suit your needs.
Paying for Medication Management Services
Many addiction treatment services are covered by health insurance.
We accept payments from most major health insurance providers, including Medicaid.
You may find that all or some of your program is covered.
If you are unsure of your coverage, please call our treatment specialist. They will contact your insurance company and perform a fast and free insurance verification for you.
If you do not have health insurance, they can also outline alternative payment options.
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What Makes Emerald Isle Different?
At Emerald Isle, we believe in providing individualized, patient-focused care.
We believe that this is the best way to help you succeed.
Our treatment programs are holistic, well-rounded, and backed by years of research.
Our treatment programs are not one-size-fits-all.
We will meet you where you are in your recovery journey and help you get where you need to be.
We will help you take back control. Call us today to get started.