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Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment at NuLife Behavioral Health Indiana

If you’re struggling with prescription drug abuse or know someone who is, you aren’t alone. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, 16 million Americans aged 12 and older abuse prescription drugs yearly. Two million of them are addicted to prescription drugs. Fortunately, help is available. Prescription drug rehab helps people get into recovery every day.

What's the Difference Between Addiction and Dependence?

Addiction: Addiction happens when a person can’t stop using a substance even though they suffer negative consequences because of their substance abuse. Addiction affects the mind and body, causing a cycle of craving, drug abuse, and withdrawal symptoms. The more a substance is used, the more a person’s body adapts to it, leading to tolerance. In drug tolerance, a person must use more and more of the substance to achieve the desired effect. Tolerance is often a step toward addiction.

Dependence: Dependence is a state where the body has adapted to the presence of a drug. If the drug is suddenly stopped, withdrawal symptoms will occur, indicating the body’s reliance on it. Dependence can happen with or without addiction, and it’s possible to be dependent on a medication without abusing it or experiencing harmful consequences.

How Does Someone Become Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

Can't My Doctor Just Adjust My Prescription?

If your medication isn’t as effective as it used to be, you might think the solution is for your doctor to adjust your prescription. Developing a tolerance to a medication is a complex issue that can lead to an increased risk of dependency and other health problems.

Higher doses can make you more vulnerable to both physical and psychological addiction. Elevated doses can also lead to other health issues like liver or kidney problems. Instead of just upping the dosage, consult your healthcare provider for a comprehensive review and explore alternative treatments.

What Are the Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction?

What Kinds of Prescription Drugs Are Most Likely to Cause Addiction?

Prescription drug addiction is a growing concern, and it’s essential to understand which types of medications are most likely to lead to dependency and addiction. Here are some of the most common categories:


Opioids are among the most addictive prescription drugs. They’re prescribed for mild to intense pain.


Benzodiazepines are tranquilizers and reduce anxiety.


Muscle Relaxants

Opioids, benzodiazepines, and stimulants are the most common types of prescription drugs that lead to addiction, but other categories, like antidepressants and muscle relaxants, can also pose risks when misused. Always talk to a healthcare provider for the most appropriate and safe treatment for your condition.

What Are the Risk Factors?

Find Help at NuLife Behavioral Health Indiana

It’s time to get treatment when prescription drug abuse affects your job, relationships, or health. The sooner you seek help, the better your chances for recovery. There are numerous levels of care to choose from, including detox, rehab, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization.

What Is the Difference Between Detox, Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, and Partial Hospitalization Programs?

Evidence-Based Therapies

At NuLife Behavioral Health Treatment Center in Indiana, we prioritize evidence-based therapies to ensure that you or your loved one receives the most effective treatment for prescription drug addiction. Our team of licensed professionals is trained in various proven methods tailored to meet individual needs. Here are some of the evidence-based therapies we offer:
NuLife Behavioral Health is committed to effectively treating prescription drug addiction. NuLife Behavioral Health Indiana offers a comprehensive and effective approach to prescription drug addiction treatment by integrating these evidence-based therapies into individualized treatment plans with intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization options.