What Is RX Rehab Like?
Prescription drug addiction is becoming a bigger issue throughout the United States every year, affecting millions of Americans nationwide. Habit-forming medications are given to people to treat pain, mental illness, and other issues without enough oversight and education on the possibility of developing a physical dependency.
Over time, the people who were prescribed these medications may begin to abuse them, taking more than their prescribed dose or using them more often than they were prescribed because the medications make them feel good. Being unaware of the repercussions can lead to a substance use disorder.
Even if you use prescription medications like opioid drugs exactly as the label prescribes, over time the brain and body become dependent on having the drugs in your system just to function normally. This leads to compulsive drug use, which can then result in a serious addiction if untreated.
Prescription drug abuse and addiction may include symptoms and signs like:
- Feeling unwell or strange if you don’t continue to take the medications
- Using the drugs in ways not prescribed by your doctor, like crushing and snorting tablets, or mixing them with other substances like alcohol
- Buying pills off the street to get more the medication
- Buying, using, or stealing other people’s prescriptions that were not prescribed to you
- Seeing more than one doctor or pharmacist to get more of the medication
- Lying about your symptoms to get prescribed more medications
- Storing extra medications around the house or on your person “just in case”
- Thinking about the medication often
- Lacking an interest in hobbies and other normal activities
- Isolating yourself from loved ones
Magnolia is a highly rated RX drug rehab center in Los Angeles, California, providing much-needed support and care to anybody who is dealing with addiction. We provide a peaceful, welcoming, and inclusive space to come for detox and rehab on an inpatient basis, meaning you will move into our treatment center for the duration of your time with us, often for 30 to 90 days.
Our team will get to know you during your intake, and collaborate with you to create a program that is right for your needs, meeting you where you are in your recovery. For example, if you have already been through a detox program and don’t need it, we won’t make you go through that level of care again.
Rehab from prescription medications is not easy, but we are here to help you through every step. Our team is licensed, experienced, and dedicated to providing care in the form of medical treatments, prescription medications, evidence-based therapies, and alternative holistic healing methods. Each person’s program will be customized to best suit their health needs, providing care that helps heal the body, mind, and spirit, while helping you meet your recovery goals. Every type of treatment we provide has been proven effective, and we will do all we can to make sure you feel comfortable, safe, and free from shame and judgment during your stay with us.
At Magnolia, your customized plan will begin with a detox plan focused on keeping you safe while your body detoxifies. We believe that everybody, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, and lifestyle, deserves high-quality, respectful, and safe care from day one. You may receive prescription medications to help you through this difficult period, along with counseling and holistic programming to help you deal with strong emotions, pain, distress, and discomfort. You will sleep in a comfortable bed and have healthy food provided to you, and our team will do all we can to ensure your dignity stays intact as you regain your health and your sense of self.
Once you have overcome the most intense symptoms of withdrawal, your inpatient rehab program will begin. Rehab at Magnolia is a structured daily treatment plan. Your days will be strictly scheduled. You will get up in the morning, get ready, and join in on group therapy, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, health programs, education, and more. Lunch breaks are scheduled, and there is plenty of recreational time in the evenings for you to rest, relax, watch a movie, or read a book.
Inpatient rehab is an important step in any patient’s healing because it keeps you surrounded by supportive, caring staff and peers, and you will be removed from the temptation to relapse as the treatment center is completely drug- and alcohol-free. You will also be away from the people and places that could trigger drug use, as well as the everyday stresses that come with work, school, family, and financial issues. In rehab, your number one focus is your health. Staying inside a treatment center will give you the space you need to gain some perspective on life and focus solely on your health and wellness, a luxury not many people get.
What To Expect During RX Rehab
When you come to Magnolia for prescription drug rehab, you will move into our cozy and safe rehab center, living within our walls 24 hours a day for the duration of your treatment. You will sleep and keep your belongings in your private or semi-private room, and attend all treatments and programming during the day, with evenings free for some rest.
After you complete your medical detox program and have been stabilized, your comprehensive rehab program will begin. Some of the most common prescription medications that cause addiction are benzodiazepines and opioid painkillers. Quitting these medications often requires long-term therapy, tapering programs, and a high level of support that inpatient rehab provides, as withdrawal symptoms and cravings can be difficult to handle, even weeks after quitting.
Rehab programs at Magnolia last for 30 to 90 days on average, with treatments scheduled to keep you busy learning about addiction, healing the underlying causes of addiction, and learning new recovery skills that you can use for the rest of your life as a sober individual. Some of the types of treatments we offer include:
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs
- Individual counseling and therapy
- Group therapy
- Family dynamics therapy
- Behavioral health treatments
- LGBTQ+ inclusive programs
- Accessible facilities for all
- Pain management services
- Health education, with nutrition and exercise programs
- Swimming pool fitness and recreation time
- Holistic healing programs like yoga, art therapy, music therapy, mindfulness, and meditation
- Outings to recovery-based meetings in the community
- Aftercare planning services and relapse prevention programs
- Connections with our active alumni group and aftercare treatment
We utilize science-based treatments, supplemented by holistic care, making our programs more effective as it provides you with a variety of different tools to work with.
Medications like benzodiazepines are often given to people who have mental health disorders like anxiety or panic attacks. Mental illness and substance use disorder are often interconnected issues that require simultaneous treatment. Some common mental illnesses associated with addiction include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Major depression
- Mood disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
People who abuse prescription medications often do so to self-medicate against uncomfortable symptoms of mental illness, while people who routinely abuse drugs can make pre-existing or latent mental health conditions worse.
If you try to treat the addiction while ignoring a person’s mental health, things will not get better, and the symptoms of the mental illness may worsen. Dual-diagnosis treatment programs are a type of integrated drug and alcohol addiction treatment plan that incorporates mental health care, psychiatric medications, and specific types of therapy into addiction treatment during rehab to treat both issues at the same time. This will usually yield the best results. At Magnolia, we offer robust dual diagnosis care that will ensure all aspects of your health are looked into during intake, so we can work with you to formulate the best plan for all your needs as a patient.
How Long Does RX Rehab last?
Prescription drug rehab programs are all individualized to suit each patient’s unique needs and do not follow a schedule or timeline. We will meet with you and assess your medical, mental health, social, and emotional needs, and then give you our recommendation for the length of time needed in inpatient care, which will usually be between one and three months. Some of the factors that may determine your length of stay at Magnolia rehab include:
- Which drug(s) you were taking, and whether you were using drugs and alcohol at the same time or mixing more than one substance
- How long you have been involved in prescription drug abuse and your level of addiction
- How often you were taking the medications and how much you were taking each time
- Your mental health and wellness
- Your physical health and wellness
- Your budget and insurance coverage
- Your unique goals, preferences, and needs
Top Abused Prescription Drugs
There are several habit-forming prescription drugs on the market. Some of the most commonly abused prescription medications include:
- Opioid painkillers – prescribed after surgeries, injuries, or even for coughs or mild pain at times, drugs like Oxycontin, Percocet, morphine, codeine, and fentanyl are highly addictive and are even sold on the street
- Benzodiazepines (aka “benzos”) – are sedative drugs that are usually prescribed as a short-term treatment for panic attacks, sleep problems, and anxiety disorders. Without careful weaning off, these medications can be very dangerous to quit on your own and may cause seizures. Commonly prescribed benzos include Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, and Valium
- Sleep medications – drugs like Ambien, Sonata, and Lunesta are given to help people sleep better, but quickly cause the body to form a dependence. Many people who start using these medications are unable to sleep at all without them after a short period
- Amphetamine drugs – these are “uppers’ that stimulate the central nervous system, boosting energy and alertness. Common amphetamines are prescribed for conditions like ADHD and include Adderall, Dextroamphetamine, and Mydasis
- Barbiturates – these are highly addictive sedatives that help with sleep issues and anxiety-like pentobarbital (Nembutal) and secobarbital (Seconal)
Why Choose Magnolia Recovery for RX Rehab
Quitting drugs like opioid medications or benzodiazepines is not easy, and should never be attempted on your own at home. Long-term medication-assisted treatment may be required or at the least an acute medical detox program to ensure your safety as your brain and body adjust to not having the medications in your system. Staying inside a sober rehab facility will also keep you away from the temptation to use right away after quitting, a task that may be impossible to handle if you stay living at home. The cravings and withdrawal symptoms from drugs like these can come back for weeks or even months after quitting and can feel impossible to ignore.
At Magnolia, our safe and accessible detox and rehab center in Los Angeles, California offers discreet treatment that will keep you safe and help you avoid discomfort and pain as you make the necessary adjustments to your lifestyle, your social group, your health habits, and your routines to stay sober long-term. We provide the positive, non-judgmental, and healing environment you need to get through detox and start down the journey to life-long recovery, one step at a time.
Once you complete your stay with us at Magnolia, that is not the end of your treatment. Many prescription medication addictions cause issues that can require further care, therapy, and help as you reintegrate back into society as a sober individual. Learning to make friends and have fun again without drugs is a process, as is getting through the hard times or stressful days. We will connect you to groups, counselors, outpatient rehabs, and sober living homes that will help you continue down the path to sobriety. You will build a new community of peers who have similar goals to you, getting and giving support through 12-step meetings, support groups, alumni meetups, and other get-togethers. Through the resources we provide, you will be able to continue with medication-assisted treatments, doctor’s care, and other important pieces that will help you stay healthy, long-term.
What Is RX Detox Like?
Medical detox at Magnolia involves the use of cutting-edge medical technology, combined with traditional holistic healing practices so that you can purge the toxins from your body, while simultaneously regaining your strength, and improving your mental health and overall wellness.
Our medically supervised detox helps our patients wean off of the abused prescription drugs, helping the body remove the substances from the bloodstream and helping you feel normal again. You may experience withdrawal symptoms at this time, which is normal as the body works to rebalance your brain chemistry and becomes used to not having the drugs it has become accustomed to.
Some common withdrawal symptoms that occur when you quit drugs may include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Body pain and joint aches
- Anxiety or depression
- Insomnia and nightmares
- Hallucinations and delusional thinking
- Blood pressure and heartbeat fluctuations
- Drug cravings
All care is given by licensed and accredited doctors, nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, and other professionals you can trust. They will monitor your health and the progress of your detox day and night to make sure no dangerous side effects occur.
Your care is supervised by a medical doctor with nurses on-site 24 hours a day, and because each substance causes different symptoms, your treatment will be customized to suit your unique needs, including comprehensive medical and psychiatric care designed to streamline your results, while keeping you as comfortable as possible.
Our team uses trauma-informed methods, and through prescription medications and other treatments, we will be able to help you through detox without suffering, avoiding issues like pain, nausea, seizures, distress, and strong drug cravings as your brain chemistry rebalance and your body works to remove the toxins from your system for good. You will stay in a controlled environment, away from temptations, so you can rest and recover from substance abuse.
How Long Does Prescription Drug Detox Take?
At the Magnolia treatment center, our prescription drug detox program can take anywhere from a few days to two weeks on average, depending on your unique needs as your system processes the lack of drugs in the body. Depending on your level of addiction and whether you need medical care, medications, and other treatments, your detox can be a quick and relatively painless ordeal (sometimes called sub-acute detox), or it can include intensive supervision, with medical treatments provided as needed to keep you healthy (acute detox). Our professional team will do everything we can to keep your spirits up as you undergo treatments, and you will be invited to partake in holistic healing methods to help you manage pain and deal with any discomfort or stress you may be experiencing.
Medically Safe RX Detox Program
Prescription drug detox can become intense in some cases. The drugs make changes to the chemistry of the brain that cause your body to rely on a consistent supply of the drug. When that supply is cut off, the body begins to go into shock and produce serious withdrawal symptoms. Depending on which medication you are quitting, you may require additional prescription medications and medical treatment from a doctor to get through it without experiencing distressing, painful, and dangerous health concerns.
Magnolia’s 24-hour nursing team will be there for you, day and night, not only to monitor your progress, but also just to talk to you if you are feeling nervous, upset, or lonely. They are there to take care of you and truly care about your health and wellness.
Along with acute detox treatments, many people addicted to drugs like opioids and benzodiazepines may benefit from a further medication-assisted treatment (MAT) plan. This is a continuation of detox, with long-term prescriptions of FDA-approved medications provided under a doctor’s watchful eye to help the body slowly wean off of the medications in question.
Benzos, is a slow benzodiazepine taper, with the amount being reduced in tiny increments over a few weeks, helping patients avoid serious issues like harsh cravings, mood swings, and seizures. For opioids, MAT programs can last months or even years if necessary. Small maintenance doses of medication are given (like suboxone or methadone) to keep withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings at bay while the patient works on other aspects of recovery. This integrated type of treatment not only helps patients stay safe and reduce suffering, but it also offers a slow reduction of the medication in increments that may be unnoticeable or at least manageable, helping them quit through a combination of behavioral health treatments, therapy, relapse prevention programs, and case management.
Why Choose Magnolia Recovery for Prescription Medication Treatment
Magnolia is a welcoming and safe place to come, no matter who you are, with treatments that are customized to each person’s needs. Whether you have been abusing alcohol, cocaine, or prescription medications, we are here to help you heal deep emotional pain, overcome withdrawal symptoms, gain a new perspective on life, learn new recovery skills and healthy habits, and work on becoming the sober person you want to be in the future.
Our Los Angeles rehab center is very comfortable and private, offering amenities like private or semi-private rooms, a swimming pool, Yoga classes, art and music therapy, outings to the community for recreation, and nutrition and exercise programs. Meals are healthy and delicious, and you will have plenty of downtimes to spend reflecting, resting, or spending time with other residents.
Through integrated care and plenty of support, our professional, trauma-informed doctors, nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, holistic health care providers, and other addiction specialists will treat your addiction and give you the tools you need to take control, resist relapsing, and stay in recovery long-term.
If you are ready to take action and stop your prescription drug abuse once and for all, or if you simply have a question about rehab, please contact our team at Magnolia today. Our phone number is (818) 431-2224, and we answer the phone 24/7, so feel free to call day or night. We will work hard to give you the judgment-free healing environment you need to overcome your addiction and move forward in a more positive trajectory.