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Prescription Drug Detox Center in Utah

Breaking free from prescription drug addiction is possible, and experts at our Utah drug detox center are here to help. Our skilled team of addiction specialists is dedicated to guiding you on your journey to recovery.

If you or a loved one are struggling with prescription drug addiction, take the first step towards a healthier, drug-free life with our comprehensive detox program. Contact our prescription drug rehab and reclaim your freedom today.

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What Is a Prescription Drug Detox?

A prescription drug detox is the process of removing prescription medications from a person’s system in a safe, controlled manner under medical supervision. 

Detox aims to manage withdrawal symptoms that can happen when stopping the use of prescription drugs after a period of prolonged or excessive use.

What Are the Signs of a Prescription Drug Addiction?

While you can take prescription drugs safely when prescribed, prescription medication that has pain-relieving, anxiety-relieving, or stimulating properties is commonly abused.

Prescription drug addiction can happen when someone misuses their prescription by taking more than prescribed, taking it more often than directed, or using someone else’s prescription. Symptoms of prescription drug addiction include: 

  • Increased tolerance, requiring higher doses, 
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug, 
  • Constant cravings, 
  • Obtaining multiple prescriptions and doctor-hopping
  • An inability to stop misusing the drug despite negative consequences

If you notice signs of prescription drug dependency or addiction, seeking clinical assessment and support during drug treatment is crucial. Addiction specialists at our drug rehab center are here to help you develop a personalized clinical approach to overcome your addiction and live a drug-free life. 

What Are the Types of Prescription Drug Abuse?

Prescription medications that are commonly misused generally fall into two main categories: stimulants and depressants.

Stimulant Prescription Drug Abuse

Stimulant prescription drugs like Adderall, Ritalin, and Dexedrine are often misused to increase alertness, focus, or energy and aid in weight loss. Someone addicted to prescription stimulants may take higher doses than prescribed or use someone else’s medication even if they are not prescribed it.

The effects of stimulants that may prompt a person to take more than the recommended dosage include: 

  • Increased energy and alertness
  • Heightened focus and concentration
  • Appetite suppression
  • Improved mood and reduced anxiety

Depressant Prescription Drug Abuse

According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, the most commonly abused prescription medications in the US are painkillers, with 9.7 million recorded abusers per year. Painkillers, opioids, sedatives, and benzodiazepines are all central nervous system (CNS) depressants and are much more commonly abused than prescription stimulants. 

Depressant prescription drugs can be misused to induce feelings of relaxation and calm. Those struggling with prescription drug dependency may use these medications more frequently or in larger amounts than directed. People abuse depressants to get the following effects:

  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Sedation and sleepiness
  • Dulling of pain signals
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Temporary escape or dissociation from stress and emotional troubles
  • In high doses, these drugs can cause hallucinations and out-of-body sensations

Prescription Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

When someone dependent on prescription drugs stops or cuts back on use, whether they were taking stimulants or depressants, they can experience uncomfortable symptoms of prescription drug withdrawal.

Withdrawal symptoms occur because the body has developed a chemical dependency and is reacting to the drug’s absence. In addition to physical symptoms like nausea, anxiety, and sweating, psychological symptoms like depression and drug cravings are common.

Stimulant Prescription Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Stopping the misuse of stimulant medications can result in unpleasant and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Because the body has become dependent on the stimulating effects of these drugs, it reacts to their absence by producing counteracting depressive symptoms.

The intensity and duration of stimulant withdrawal can vary based on the specific drug, dosage, length of use, and individual factors. However, symptoms generally begin within 24 hours after the last use and can persist for weeks or even months.

Common stimulant withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Fatigue and excessive sleeping
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Increased appetite
  • Slowed thinking and trouble concentrating
  • Lack of motivation and difficulty feeling pleasure
  • Intense drug cravings
  • Headaches and muscle pain
  • Irritability and anxiety

The psychological symptoms of stimulant withdrawal can be particularly problematic, with depression and drug cravings causing many people to relapse. This makes a slow taper combined with behavioral therapy and social support ideal when quitting prescription stimulant misuse.

Depressant Prescription Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Stopping extended use of depressants like benzodiazepines, sleeping pills, and opioid painkillers often brings about difficult withdrawal symptoms.

Because these drugs work by slowing brain and body functions, their absence can lead to the opposite effects, known as overactivity and rebound symptoms. Additionally, the body has come to rely on the presence of the depressant substance. When use suddenly ceases, this chemical dependence causes withdrawal. Symptoms usually begin within 6 to 30 hours of the last dose and can last for several weeks.

Common depressant withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Insomnia and sleep disturbances
  • Rapid heart rate and high blood pressure
  • Sweating and fever
  • Tremors and seizures
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle cramps and pain
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Drug cravings

The severity and risks of depressant withdrawal mean it should always be conducted under medical supervision. Our detox facilities provide medications to help control symptoms of sedative, benzodiazepine, and opioid withdrawal, monitor vital signs, and prevent dangerous complications.

Why Get Help from a Prescription Drug Detox Center?

Seeking help from prescription drug detox programs at a licensed treatment center, such as Ardu, provides medical oversight for safe detox and round-the-clock care.

Our detox center offers counseling and behavioral therapies to address psychological aspects of addiction, while our comprehensive detox from prescription drugs approach, which includes medical detox and holistic therapies, promotes long-term recovery.

With tailored treatment plans and a supportive environment, we can help you take the first step towards overcoming prescription drug addiction.

What Is Medical Detox?

Medication assisted treatment, also known as medical detox, is the first step of most drug detox cases and is commonly used to subside symptoms of prescription drug withdrawal. This method ensures that you receive the necessary support and medical attention to manage the overwhelming withdrawal symptoms that can arise when you stop using prescription drugs.

At Ardu, we closely monitor your progress and adjust treatment as needed to ensure your comfort and safety during the prescription detox process. The main objective of our medically assisted drug detox is to provide a secure and controlled environment for you to navigate through prescription drug withdrawal successfully.

What Is a Holistic Detox?

If your fears of replacing one drug with another are stopping you from medically detoxing from prescription drugs, we also offer holistic detox options. Holistic detox relies on self-care and holistic therapy methods to help you through your prescription medication detox process. Still, it is important to have skilled supervisors and emergency assistance on hand, which is why our medical detox center is always available for you as well.

Holistic detox is an affordable and beneficial option for some, especially young and healthy people with no prior history of withdrawal symptoms or failed attempts at quitting. If you have previously tried to quit or fear intense withdrawal symptoms and don’t want to solely rely on holistic detox, you can also combine holistic and medical detox practices at our facilities.

Which Medication Is Best for Withdrawal?

Certain medications can be used to help ease prescription drug withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and prevent relapse.

At Ardu, we use the following medications to help manage drug withdrawal symptoms: 

  • Suboxone and Subutex to treat opioid detox symptoms
  • Gabapentin to ease nerves and anxiety
  • Clonidine for blood pressure changes
  • Sleeping pills to fight insomnia

The appropriate medication depends on the misused substance and your needs. Our drug addiction therapy experts assess these factors to determine your medical needs and work with you to determine the best course of action.

What Comes After a Prescription Drug Detox?

After completing a prescription drug detox, the journey to lasting recovery continues with our comprehensive addiction treatment programs. We offer a wide range of psychotherapy modalities to address your unique needs.

Our addiction treatment programs include individual therapy, where clients work one-on-one with experienced therapists to explore underlying issues and develop coping strategies. We also offer group therapy, where you can share your thoughts and feelings surrounded by people who are going through similar bumps on their journey towards recovery.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are among the most common types of individual therapy used for prescription drug abuse treatment, as they help you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with drug use.

We also offer family therapy, which involves loved ones in the recovery process. Family support plays an important role in long-term success, and this therapy helps rebuild relationships and foster understanding.

Aftercare planning is another key aspect of our approach, ensuring that clients have ongoing support and resources after leaving our facility.

Our individual and group addiction therapies are tailored to meet the needs of each person, helping you build the skills and resilience needed to maintain a drug-free life. We are committed to providing a compassionate and effective treatment environment to guide you on your path to lasting recovery.

Inpatient Rehab vs Outpatient Rehab

At Ardu, we offer both inpatient, residential treatment programs and outpatient programs. Our inpatient treatment facilities are ideal for people who need higher levels of care and supervision or prefer a structured environment during their recovery.

If you have work or home responsibilities or want to attend treatment while in a sober living facility, you’ll find a suitable treatment plan among our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety often go hand-in-hand with addiction. At Ardu, we specialize in treating co-occurring disorders in addition to addiction.

Our dual diagnosis program combines substance abuse treatment with behavioral health treatment and psychotherapy to address the underlying factors that contribute to prescription drug addiction, ensuring that you achieve lasting recovery.

Dual diagnosis services we offer for those struggling with prescription drug abuse and affected by a mental health condition include:

Start Your Sobriety Journey with Ardu Recovery Center

If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use disorders involving prescription medications, the caring team at Ardu Recovery Center is here to help. Our customized recovery programs combine detox with behavioral therapies and dual diagnosis treatment for optimal results. Contact us today to learn more about our personalized addiction recovery programs.

Our drug detox services include:


Anyone struggling with prescription drug abuse or addiction can enroll in our prescription drug detox center. 

Our recovery center welcomes people seeking help to overcome their prescription drug addiction. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide and support you in your addiction treatment process, laying the foundation for long-term recovery and relapse prevention.

How to Enroll

To enroll in an Ardu prescription drug detox program, contact Ardu Recovery Center online or via phone (801-810-1234). We will work with you to find a recovery path that works for you during the detox process and beyond. Read more about our admissions process for more information.

Can I Use My Insurance when Paying for Treatment at Ardu?

You can pay for treatment with your insurance at Ardu if your insurance covers our treatment services (we accept most insurance companies). If you want to verify your insurance coverage and gather more payment information, visit our insurance verification page

FAQ on Prescription Drug Detox

Can Ardu help me manage alcohol withdrawal?

Yes, our drug and alcohol addiction treatment services include alcohol detox and alcohol rehab. Contact us, and we’ll help you achieve lasting sobriety.

Does Ardu offer a virtual tour of their facilities?

No, we do not offer a virtual tour of our facilities. However, if you’re in Utah and looking for a nationally accredited local addiction treatment center, we’ll gladly give you an in-person tour and give you a chance to meet the team.

Does Ardu have benzo detox facilities?

Yes, we do have benzodiazepine detox facilities. If you or a loved one are struggling with benzodiazepine abuse, contact our benzodiazepine rehab center, and we’ll guide you in your recovery journey.

What prescription drug is abused the most?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the most abused prescription drugs are opioids, often prescribed for pain relief. Opioid addiction can lead to devastating consequences for people and their families, which is why it’s crucial to seek professional help through opioid treatment programs to overcome the dependency and regain control over life.

What percentage of the population takes prescription drugs?

Prescription drug use is prevalent in today’s society, with around 66% of the US population relying on these medications to manage various medical conditions. Improper use or misuse of prescription drugs, especially opioids, can lead to dependence and addiction, which is why doctors and treatment advisors should exercise caution when prescribing them.

What helps withdrawal symptoms naturally?

While withdrawal symptoms can be challenging to cope with, there are natural remedies and holistic approaches that can help ease the discomfort during the detoxification process. These include adopting a healthy lifestyle, engaging in regular exercise, practicing relaxation techniques, and seeking support from addiction treatment advisors who can tailor a plan to address individual needs.

Do antidepressants help with withdrawal symptoms?

Antidepressants can be prescribed during withdrawal from certain substances to manage mood-related symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. However, it’s essential to work closely with treatment advisors or healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate course of action, as each person’s situation is unique, and individualized care is essential for a successful recovery journey.

What are the most common stimulant addictions?

The most common stimulant addictions include meth addiction, ecstasy addiction, and cocaine addiction. These stimulant drugs are known for their intense euphoric effects, but they also come with significant risks of addiction and adverse health consequences. 

Seeking professional help and entering specialized addiction treatment programs is crucial in overcoming these addictions and achieving long-term recovery.

Can I treat heroin addiction at Ardu?

Yes, you can treat heroin addiction at Ardu. If you want to leave heroin behind and live a healthy, drug-free life, addiction specialists at our heroin addiction treatment center are here to help.

Mina Draskovic, B.Psy., reviewed this content for accuracy on 7/31/23

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