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Medically reviewed by Jennifer Strong, LMHC

Written by Tampa Bay Recovery staff
Updated on August 13, 2023


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Tampa Bay Recovery designed a prescription drug rehab program that helps people face this troubling problem and overcome it. Prescription drugs typically offer a variety of ways to help people get healthy. They can provide relief from pain, improve mental illness, and do many other things. The downside is that sometimes a person ends up becoming addicted to them. With our help, each person learns to identify triggers that keep them rooted in addiction. From there, they develop healthy coping skills to keep them from relapsing back into prescription drug abuse.

What are Prescription Drugs?

Prescription drugs are medications available from a prescription written by a doctor. They should be taken as directed and any side effects discussed with the prescribing physician. Prescription drugs can help with a wide variety of types of physical illnesses as well as mental health disorders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that almost half of all people take at least one prescription drug each 30-day period. Additionally, about one in four people take three or more prescription drugs in the same period. While these types of medications help people with issues like pain, chronic illness, mental illness, and more, they can also prove dangerous. When someone becomes addicted, they will need to attend a quality prescription drug rehab.


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Types of Prescription Drugs

There are three basic types of prescription drugs that carry the highest risk of someone becoming addicted to them. They include:

Opioids: These include Oxycontin, codeine, fentanyl, Vicodin, and Lortab, and are commonly prescribed to treat pain. In 2021, a total of 16,706 people died from overdoses involving prescription opioid drugs. This includes opioids classified as natural and semi-synthetic, as well as methadone.

Depressants: These include benzodiazepines, tranquilizers, and barbiturates. Common brand names include Xanax, Librium, and Valium. These medications can help people who have anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, seizures, and muscle spasms.

Stimulants: These include medications such as Adderall and Ritalin and are used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sleep disorders, and for weight loss.

How Does Prescription Drug Rehab Work?

We don’t believe that everyone who comes to us has the exact same story or needs. Our staff provides a thorough assessment in order to understand the history of each individual’s prescription drug addiction. We work together to set goals for becoming sober. In addition, we look for any co-occurring mental health disorders and also treat them. This includes conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.

Once a plan has been created, we put together a schedule of treatment sessions. This allows the individual to move from one therapy session to another with an understanding of when each one takes place. They will also understand how each therapy modality works and what they can expect to gain from them. Any withdrawal symptoms can be identified and addressed via medical or psychological intervention.

Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Drug Abuse

When someone has become addicted and needs prescription drug rehab, certain signs and symptoms will occur. They include:
  • Taking more than the amount prescribed
  • Taking medications without having a prescription for them
  • Visiting more than one doctor in order to obtain multiple prescriptions
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug
  • Trying to quit but being unable to do so alone
  • Constant drug cravings
  • Drug use causes problems with relationships, careers, or school
  • Change in weight
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Change in weight
  • Physical ailments not attributable to other causes
  • Cognitive difficulties

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Tampa Bay Recovery Center is a premier leader in the provision of addiction treatment services. If you or someone you love is in need of professional care to address a substance use disorder, reach out to us right now at (813) 733-8774 to speak with an admissions specialist who can get you started on the road to recovery.

What to Expect at Prescription Drug Rehab

Our approach is centered on providing multiple types of therapy that allow for growth in several areas. We offer individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Each one of these basic types of talk therapy gives people the opportunity to open up, speak honestly, relate to others, and heal relationships. We also offer the most up-to-date types of therapy that assist in helping people overcome prescription drug addiction. This includes holistic therapy, red light therapybrainspotting therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and medication-assisted treatment.

Benefits of Prescription Drug Rehab in Tampa

Our staff makes helping people overcome their addiction a true priority. They understand how difficult it is to make it through detox and early recovery. As a result, they use their extensive training and experience to help people have an easier time becoming sober. Our prescription drug rehab program offers private, compassionate treatment not found in all facilities.

For those who qualify, we can provide medication-assisted treatment. This works well within the population of people addicted to opioids and alcohol. It involves a combination of talk therapy and using FDA-approved medications to help ease withdrawal symptoms.

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Begin Prescription Drug Rehab Today in Tampa Bay

Did you start taking prescription drugs to improve your health but ended up developing an addiction? It happens to a lot of people and requires professional treatment. Tampa Bay Recovery Center offers a prescription drug rehab program that helps you overcome your addiction and return to good health. Our staff of experienced clinicians helps guide you through detox and several kinds of outpatient care. We help you overcome substance use disorder with the support that relieves many uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. 

For more information about how our program can work for you, visit our admissions page now. Help for you or someone you love is just a phone call away.

Our Philosophy

We believe that getting help for substance use disorders is about much more than just trying to get through another day of not drinking or using drugs. Our mission is to help people reclaim their lives by teaching them how to effectively deal with the stress, trauma, and anxiety that contribute to their addictions. 

Meet Our Team

Our staff has over 60 years of combined experience in treating behavioral health disorders. Our compassionate and empathetic approach has helped hundreds.