Prescription medications improve quality of life for millions of people. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, help relieve anxiety symptoms, while stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall can allow those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to achieve their full potential. Opioid painkillers such as morphine, codeine, and fentanyl can help make even the most severe pain manageable. However, when these drugs are abused, they can be just as dangerous as their illicit counterparts, leaving a wide path of devastation across many areas of a person’s life. For many, breaking free from a prescription medication addiction requires the assistance and guidance of knowledgeable professionals who are well-versed in treating this type of substance abuse. In seeking out care at a professional prescription drug addiction rehab and treatment center, it is certainly possible to no longer be caught in the grips of such an addiction.
At The Rose of Newport Beach, we believe that overcoming a prescription drug addiction should be a battle no woman fights alone. Since we first opened our doors at our addiction rehab and treatment center, our multidisciplinary team has provided quality care for women with prescription drug use disorders, and we are committed to the goal of giving each woman the best possible chance to live a substance-free life.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
While it can be incredibly painful to stand by as a loved one struggles with a prescription drug addiction the following are some steps you can take to be of help to your loved one during this difficult time:
- Learn about your loved one’s prescription drug or drugs of choice. Each prescription drug will have different risks and effects on a person when that person abuses it. Opioid abuse manifests differently from stimulant abuse or benzo abuse, so it is important to learn all you can about the signs and symptoms of prescription drug use, intoxication, and overdose for your loved one’s drug of choice.
- Research treatment options at prescription drug addiction rehab centers. Consider a few treatment and rehab centers, speak with treatment center staff about their approach to treatment, and make a list of a few centers that may be a good fit for your loved one.
- Continue building your relationship with your loved one. Though it may be difficult, you are likely one of your loved one’s best sources of support, so try your best to keep the lines of communication open with her. Share your concerns honestly and non-judgmentally, and be prepared to listen patiently to her responses. In addition, your loved one’s journey to recovery may occur at a slower pace than you hope, so also try your best to be patient with her as she moves forward.
- When your loved one decides to enter treatment and rehab for her prescription drug addiction, help with logistics to smooth her transition into treatment. Offer to schedule appointments with treatment center staff and make yourself available to accompany her to those appointments. While she is in treatment and rehab, continue to be an active support for her.
- Above all, take care of yourself. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, and make sure to get enough sleep. In addition, make time for your own hobbies, seek out the support of family and friends, and consider joining a support group for people whose loved ones are struggling with prescription drug addictions.
Why Consider Treatment at The Rose of Newport Beach
For as much good as prescription drugs can do when used appropriately, they can also cause immense harm when used inappropriately. All prescription drug use disorders have the potential to strain relationships to the breaking point. Divorce, separation, and social isolation are distinct possibilities. In addition, prescription drug abuse can harm a person’s occupational performance, potentially resulting in job loss and financial difficulties. Ongoing prescription drug abuse can also cause organ damage, cognitive impairment, and increase the risk of a fatal overdose. Regardless of which drug a person is abusing, however, it is possible to reclaim one’s life and escape the cycle of abuse with proper treatment at a dedicated substance use treatment and rehab center specializing in prescription drug addiction.
Types of Rehab and Treatment Offered at The Rose of Newport Beach
With specialized residential rehab and treatment designed by women for women, The Rose of Newport Beach is a world class provider of addiction and dual diagnosis treatment located in a serene beachside community in Orange County, California. Setting the standard of clinical excellence, The Rose of Newport Beach offers a host of proven effective therapeutic interventions and services in order to meet the varying needs of the women who seek us out for prescription drug addiction treatment and rehab. For more than 20 years, we have been providing truly transformative treatment, and have successfully helped countless women rediscover lives that are no longer compromised by the insidious cycle of substance abuse. Our staff of dedicated professionals at our prescription drug abuse treatment and rehab center is composed of compassionate individuals who are not only highly qualified in their areas of specialty, but who also demonstrate unparalleled devotion to delivering exceptional care.
In choosing The Rose of Newport Beach as the place to seek rehab and treatment to break free from an addiction to prescription drugs, you or your loved one will come to know what it truly means to be valued and cared for. The foundation of our programming is our dedication to preserving our clients’ dignity, respecting our clients and their privacy throughout treatment, and appreciating their complete lives. We take into consideration their family lives, cultures, value systems, and spiritual traditions in order to ensure that they are receiving the treatment and interventions that will benefit them for a lifetime. The following are among the variety of treatment and rehab methods that are often included into our clients’ individualized treatment plans at our prescription drug abuse center in order to fully treat each woman’s mind, body, and spirit when recovering from an addiction to prescription drugs:
Medical detoxification: Cleansing one’s body of the harmful substances upon which one has become dependent is often the first step in the recovery process. For those who require this service, The Rose facilitates medical detox. Once the detoxification process is complete, clients are welcome to begin the therapeutic aspect of their recovery.
Medication management: Clients of The Rose of Newport Beach can expect to receive an initial psychiatric assessment within 72 hours of their arrival at our center. During this assessment, our onsite psychiatrist can determine if there is a need for medication to treat any co-occurring mental health concerns. Should a client require medication, our nursing staff and doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to monitor the safety and effectiveness of any medication that is prescribed.
Individual therapy: Women who are receiving prescription drug addiction rehab and treatment at The Rose of Newport Beach partake in individual therapy sessions twice per week. Our licensed marriage and family therapists and certified EMDR therapists lead these sessions, which allow clients to process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a personal and confidential environment.
Group therapy: There is much to be gained when women are able to find support and encouragement from others who truly know what it is like to battle addiction. For this reason, The Rose offers group therapy opportunities for six hours each day. During these sessions clients who are recovering from addictions to substances such as prescription drugs will discuss and learn about the following topics:
- Grief and loss
- Relapse prevention
- Family systems
- Sex and love
Experiential therapy: Keeping true to our mission of providing truly holistic care, The Rose offers a variety of therapeutic options that help women heal in mind, body, and spirit. The following experiential therapies are offered at our center, and are available to all who choose to heal with us:
- Beach walks
- Art therapy
Family therapy: We understand that many of the important relationships in our clients’ lives have been impacted by their addictions, and we strive to heal those relationships while women receive treatment at our center. Each week, our staff facilitates a phone call with each client’s loved ones so that healing and recovery can occur among those in our clients’ primary support networks. Furthermore, we are proud to offer a monthly Family Program that allows the family members and friends of our clients to partake in the following activities over the course of two and a half days:
- Tours of The Rose
- Al-Anon meetings
- Alumni meetings
- Psychoeducation opportunities
- Meetings with case managers
- Process groups
If you or someone you care about is interested in learning more about the interventions and services that are part of our prescription drug treatment and rehab described above, our staff is happy to speak with you or your loved one. At The Rose, we are proud to offer the life-saving care that has helped countless women leave their addictions in the past.
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment at Our Addiction Center
When you choose to come to The Rose of Newport Beach for treatment and rehabilitation to recover from an addiction to prescription drugs, the superior care that you will receive does not stop with our residential treatment center. Built into our programming are continuing care options that will both enhance your experience at our center and the skills you have learned while in treatment and rehab for your prescription drug addiction. Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) are specifically designed to help you become more confident in your ability to stay on the path of recovery, and our staff remains on-hand to assist you in achieving your treatment goals. We purposefully structure our treatment and rehab in this all-inclusive manner so that each and every women who entrusts us with her care at our addiction center can experience the most favorable treatment outcomes.
The high level of support and guidance that you will receive while engaged in treatment and rehab for your prescription drug addiction extends right up until the time you are ready to leave our center and return home. Our addiction rehab center’s staff will work closely with you to determine the most appropriate follow-up and aftercare services so that you can continue to set and reach new goals long after leaving treatment and rehab for your prescription drug addiction at The Rose of Newport Beach. We want to arm you with the resources you need to live the happy and healthy life that you deserve to be living.
To learn more about our treatment and rehab and how our addiction center’s staff can assist you in living a substance-free life, contact us at your convenience. At The Rose of Newport Beach, we can help you flourish into the empowered, sober woman we know you are capable of becoming.