Prescription Drug Addiction is Reaching Epic Proportions

Prescription Drug Addiction is Reaching Epic Proportions

It was recently announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the number of overdose deaths from powerful prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin and methadone has tripled in the past decade. These are drugs that are prescribed to help people in severe pain, yet the after-effects are far more devastating to those who become addicted to them, and their families, friends and loved ones. It's a simple fact... the likelihood of getting addicted to prescription drugs, the ones your doctor prescribes to you for pain management, is much more likely to happen to you than getting hooked on illegal drugs off the street. If a medical doctor prescribes them, it's automatically assumed that they're safe to take, and that there won't be consequences later. So you take them for a while for a bad back, or a broken bone, and the pain is masked while the injury is healing. The problem with that is that most people don't realize they have a problem with them until they try to get off these medications.

Many patients want to stop taking them because they can no longer live with the side effects. But when they stop taking the drugs they are hit with withdrawal symptoms; some potentially life threatening, so they keep taking them. They've become addicted, and they never saw it coming and never thought it could happen to them. Prescription drug addiction is a silent killer, most people do not know there is a problem with prescription drug addiction because it only hits the news when a prominent person enters rehab or worse, overdoses. Well known celebrities like Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson died from prescription drug overdoses, but the public has grown immune to hearing of these tragedies. The problem is, celebrity deaths are only the tip of the iceberg. Thousands of people are dying every year from legally prescribed prescription drugs. There is a different mindset to a prescription drug addiction.

Because the drugs are legal, many people facing this problem can't accept the fact that they are addicted, and when they return to the doctor aren't referred for drug detox. The doctor simply replaces one medication with another and sends them on their way. Now the patient grows dependent on the new drug. It's a vicious cycle that has nowhere to go but downhill. The only way you are going to be able to beat this is to seek help from a drug detox facility. At Novus we offer individually tailored programs that will get you off of prescription drugs in as little as one to two weeks, which is much faster than most other programs.

The Novus programs also offer vastly reduced withdrawal symptoms when compared to most other programs. Novus Medical Detox protocols make the experience of getting clean much easier to get through than more traditional programs. Our protocols are based on the latest research and development in drug detoxification and treatment. You can expect a taper-off program medically designed to match your unique health needs, 24/7 medical supervision of all aspects of your prescription drug detox, daily IV's with vitamins and other health-building nutrients, special dietary supplements to boost your health even more, great food, no restrictive schedules and no group meetings, one-on-ones with staff members when you ask for them, medications that help control withdrawal symptoms, and taper adjustments to ensure the most comfortable withdrawal. In most cases, you can expect completion of your detox program, and be off all drugs in 10 to 14 days. We realize that getting addicted to prescription drugs was not something you set out to do. We believe that allowing people to become addicted to prescription drugs under the guise of pain prevention is the wrong way to treat a condition. We need to wake up to this widespread problem now, before it gets even worse.

At Novus, we will help you get your life back quickly and more comfortably, once you take the first step. We will treat you with respect. And we'll be there to help you, every step of the way.

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