What Medications Will Be Used?

In rehab, you will often receive at least once medication (and likely more) in order to help treat your symptoms and allow you to become more stable after putting an end to your substance abuse. Understanding which medications will be used during rehab can allow you to be more prepared for your recovery. Call 800-654-0987 now to find rehab programs that will provide you with all the essential treatment options you require, including medication.

Why Are Medications a Part of Addiction Treatment?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, medications are an evidence-based treatment option that can help individuals in rehab with their recoveries in many ways. “Medications can be used to manage withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse, and treat co-occurring conditions.”

Withdrawal is usually one of the first issues concerning individuals in rehab, as these symptoms often begin to surface several hours after the individual stops abusing drugs. Medications can help reduce the symptoms associated with withdrawal, whether they are mild or life threatening. This will help keep you safe as your dependency on the drug diminishes as well as help you avoid the potential for relapse.

In addition, medications in some cases can be taken for a long period of time to stabilize a patient. The use of these drugs in the long-term is not the same as addiction (even though many people misunderstand their purpose). These medications do not cause cravings, nor do they create intense effects in the individual who takes them. Therefore, they are often safe to be continued as a part of treatment for a long period of time, sometimes years.

Sometimes, drugs can also be used to treat co-occurring mental conditions that can worsen addiction or vice-versa. These issues should absolutely be taken into account during rehab, and someone suffering from an addiction should always be screened for them, as they are especially likely to occur in addicted individuals.

Which Medications Will Be Used During My Rehab?

The medications used during your rehab treatment will depend highly on the drug(s) you were abusing, the severity of your addiction and dependence, your mental and physical state, and your other needs when it comes to treatment.

Unfortunately, many people believe it would be safer for them to avoid taking any medications during rehab altogether, but generally, the drugs used in treatment make the process more likely to be successful and less painful. In most cases, medication is an essential part of addiction rehab and recovery.

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