What Causes A Prescription Drug Addiction?

Prescription drug addictions often arise when prescription drugs are consumed for longer than medical professionals recommend them.

Typically, prescription drugs such as those used to treat sleep disorders are only recommended for a short period. This is because prescription drugs can be extremely addictive.

If prescription drugs are required to treat long-term illnesses, most prescriptions only provide a three-month supply.

Furthermore, when frequently consumed, tolerance to prescription drugs increases. This essentially means to take advantage of the effects that prescription drugs provide, a greater volume of drugs must be consumed. However, this is not safe nor recommended.

Sadly, when larger volumes of prescription drugs are required, dependencies arise, and addictions come to impair the lives of many.


We Provide Treatment For A Wide Range Of Prescription Drugs

At Asana Lodge, we provide treatment for a wide range of prescription drugs. Below, we have outlined just a few of the prescription drug addictions we treat at our residential rehab.

  • Tramadol addictions
  • Codeine addictions
  • Fentanyl addictions
  • Restoril addictions
  • Valium addictions
  • Ambien addictions


Treatment For Prescription Drug Addiction

Treatment for prescription drug addictions often includes detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare support. If necessary, dual diagnosis is also provided to those who require prescription drug addiction treatment with mental health support.

While these treatments are commonly administered when prescription drug addiction treatment & rehab is required, at Asana Lodge, we tailor our treatment offerings to the needs of each of our clients.

This ensures that recovery can be maintained in the weeks, months and years following prescription drug addiction treatment & rehab.


Tailored Treatment Programmes At Asana Lodge

Focusing on healing the mind and body, our tailored treatment programmes incorporate treatments such as drug detox, drug rehab, psychological therapies, well-being therapies and dual diagnosis treatment, should it be needed.

Each stage of our treatment programmes help our clients combat their prescription drug addictions, ultimately enabling them to defeat the addiction that has controlled their life. In turn, many go on to make a long-term recovery, free from the shackles of addiction.

Detoxification, for example, initiates the withdrawal process that removes harmful toxins from the brain and body.

While detoxification can be uncomfortable as withdrawal symptoms come hand-in-hand, this is a vital stage in prescription drug addiction treatment & rehab. Without drug detox, dependencies and cravings cannot be overcome.

Following detoxification, prescription drug rehab is encountered. Within this stage of treatment, psychological and well-being therapies are administered to help those in recovery come to terms with their addiction.

While the therapies provided are dependent on the personal needs of our clients, those who attend our drug and alcohol rehab for Prescription Drug addiction treatment & rehab can expect to encounter at least one of the following therapies.

  • Satori Chair Therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Trauma counselling
  • Abuse counselling
  • Stress management
  • Family therapy
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Art therapy
  • Relaxation and sleep management

In addition to detoxification and rehabilitation, our treatment programmes equip our clients with an aftercare plan.

Aftercare plans are also available to clients, free of charge, for 12 months after successful completion of residential 28-day rehab. The aftercare programme involves weekly sessions held on Zoom with members of the recovery team. Clients will also have 24/7 access to call the medical staff for any concerns or advice.

Should you attend our rehab for prescription drug addiction treatment & rehab, upon completing your treatment programme, you will have access to 12-months of aftercare support. We encourage all of our clients to take advantage of this additional support. Without it, the risk of relapse is much greater.

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If you require help, please contact us today. At Asana Lodge, we can provide immediate support and guidance, and we can offer you a place at our residential rehab where you will have the opportunity to commence prescription drug addiction treatment & rehab within a short period.

While taking the first step in securing prescription drug addiction treatment & rehab can be daunting, doing so will ensure that you can overcome your struggles and preserve your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes A Prescription Drug Addiction?

Many factors contribute to the emergence of Prescription Drug addictions. However, consuming Prescription Drugs for a prolonged period is one of the leading causes. Underlying mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress and trauma also contribute to the emergence of Prescription Drug addictions.

How Long Does Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment & Rehab Last?

Prescription Drug addiction treatment & rehab often lasts from 28 days up to 90 days. However, we do not recommend putting a time frame on treatment & rehab. When treatment is administered in our residential rehab, we continuously monitor how our clients respond to treatment. We also monitor the effects of treatment on their physical and psychological health to ensure that treatment is successful. In some instances, some of our clients respond very well to Prescription Drug treatment and can leave our rehab within 28 days. However, some clients require treatment for much longer.

How To Notice The Early Warning Signs Of A Prescription Drug Addiction?

The early warning signs of a Prescription Drug addiction include frequently consuming Prescription Drugs, relying on Prescription Drugs and requiring larger doses of Prescription Drugs to overcome illnesses. Many individuals that display the early warning signs of Prescription Drug addiction will attempt to order medication online and will continue taking the medication even when a medical professional advises against doing so. In addition, the early warning signs of Prescription Drug addiction include short term side effects, such as nausea, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, irritability and mood swings.


John Gillen - Author - Last Updated: 11 August 2021

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

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MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures