Often medication is prescribed by doctors, for example, to control pain. When they are prescribed by your doctor and used responsibly, there is not much to worry about. However, the problem is that many of these medications are highly addictive. You can read here how habituation to medication can lead to prescription drug addiction and how a prescription drugs rehab can help.
What is habituation to medication?
When you take certain medications for a long time, there is a chance that you will become dependent on them. Your body gets used to the drug and you need an increasingly higher dose to experience the same effect. This habituation is also called tolerance. Furthermore, this can lead to physical dependence, which is what is known as drug addiction.
From habituation to prescription drug addiction
The narcotic effects of certain medications can be highly addictive, especially if they are used for an extended period of time. One of the side effects of certain medications is that habituation can occur after only a few weeks. You will need an increasingly higher dose for the same effect. After longer use and a higher dose, this habituation can turn into a drug addiction. Because of the physical dependence, when you stop taking these medications, you can experience all sorts of withdrawal symptoms. For instance; tremors, sweating, headaches, insomnia and nervous feelings. This increases the chance that you will use the medication again. This is also called a prescription drug addiction.
The difference between habituation and an addiction is that someone who is habituated to a drug needs an increasingly higher dose to experience the same effect. An addiction occurs when a person experiences withdrawal symptoms when he or she stops using.
Rehab in Marbella
Hacienda Paradiso is the world’s very first eco-rehabilitation center. Based nearby Marbella, Spain, Hacienda Paradiso works with clients to end the cycle of addiction in a completely eco-friendly atmosphere. The five-star rehab facility looks nothing like traditional rehab and is an experience like never before. Guests spend their time recovering in an affordable luxury retreat where you can recover in complete relaxation.
Nature dominates life at Hacienda Paradiso Rehab: stunning views stretch across high Spanish plains, sunlight dances across the Caminito del Rey, and white Andalusian villages merge with the landscape.
The rehab exists alongside the local environment and blends in with the natural beauty of the region. The center stands in stark contrast to urbanization, consumerism and other trends that take away from the world and do not give back. During your stay at Hacienda Paradiso, you will benefit from the physical, mental and spiritual approaches to rehabilitation. The environment of the rehab clinic and the treatments make you feel at one with the surrounding nature.
Prescription drugs rehab
If you or a loved one has developed a prescription drug addiction, help is available. At Hacienda Paradiso our prescription drugs rehab is focused on complete and lasting long-term recovery.
Our approach is non-judgmental and highly therapeutic. Our medical experts and clinicians will design a treatment plan specific for your situation, and the nature of your prescription drug addiction.