Are you or a loved one abusing or addicted to prescription drugs and want to discuss detox and rehab? If so, Banbury Lodge is dedicated to helping you achieve a permanent drug-free life. All our staff are in recovery from a range of addictions (inc. opioids, benzos and sleeping pills) while many have been through detox & rehab themselves.
Furthermore, our 160 nationwide beds & rehabs are best-in-class, CQC regulated, and we have a range of multi-cost options to suit your budget, with free lifetime aftercare as standard. For more information about detox and rehab treatment, costs & locations, please call us on 0203 553 3757 or talk privately with our addiction counsellors on LIVE Chat!
In general, the following signs can suggest that a person’s prescription drug use is becoming (or has become) an addiction:
Addiction to prescription drugs happens when a person becomes dependent upon them after taking them regularly (for a period which will vary from one drug to another); their body and mind adjust to the presence of the drug in the system – and usually build tolerance to it (when higher dosages are required to produce the same effect) – and the person begins to feel that they need to take the drug to feel “normal” and to get through their daily routine. Unfortunately, addiction can develop even when a patient takes medication entirely in line with their doctor’s instructions.
In short, we are able to medically detoxify and rehabilitate all prescription drugs. We, however, more commonly detoxify the following drugs which lead to addiction: opioids; tranquilisers, sleeping pills, benzodiazepines and stimulants.
Some of the most commonly available painkillers in the UK are (or include) opioids: tramadol, fentanyl and codeine are all provided on prescription, while codeine is also available as an over-the-counter medication in combination with other ingredients including paracetamol (as co-codamol).
Opioids can also be taken to suppress diarrhoea and to treat coughs; meanwhile, they are commonly abused recreationally for the euphoric effects they produce and are highly addictive both physically and psychologically, and their misuse can be extremely dangerous, with overdose sometimes proving fatal.
Withdrawal from an opioid dependency is typically extremely unpleasant with a variety of symptoms manifesting as soon as 24 hours after the last dose.
Tranquillisers are drugs designed to treat anxiety, stress, tension and other disturbances of the mind and are most commonly used to describe the benzodiazepine class of drugs which includes many well-known brands such as Xanax (the trade name for alprazolam) and Valium (one trade name for diazepam).
Benzodiazepines have a broad range of muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, sleep-inducing and sedative properties and are commonly prescribed for conditions including insomnia, agitation, anxiety and muscle spasms, as well as withdrawal from alcohol and some other substances.
They are amongst the prescription drugs most commonly abused recreationally, thanks in part to their widespread availability on prescription. They are known to be highly addictive, and withdrawal from benzodiazepines can be extremely dangerous, potentially resulting in death from seizures and other complications. As a result, they are normally prescribed for short-term use only.
Various prescription medicines classed as stimulants are available in the UK to treat conditions such as impulse control disorders – including ADHD, obesity, sleep disorders, asthma, mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder. Some of the most prominent brand names for stimulants include Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta.
Precise effects (and side effects) vary from one substance to another, but generally speaking, stimulant addiction can develop comparatively quickly and can have profound consequences including long-term neurological damage, while withdrawal symptoms can include depression and suicidal ideation.
We have treated thousands of clients for prescription drug addiction who were abusing or suffering from alcohol, cocaine, cannabis or heroin addiction. Fortunately, the treatment process is similar. We need to get you clean first by safely and comfortably detoxing the client, then by starting therapeutic rehabilitation as soon as possible. If you are unsure whether you are addicted to other substances, our addiction counsellors will be able to help you self-diagnose and once you are in rehab our clinical medical team will tailor your treatment to your specific needs.
During the residential medical detox process, patients are prescribed an approved medication to manage the symptoms of withdrawal. The process is tailored to the individual in order to negate the effects of fitting until the client is drug-free. The treatment is clinically proven to be the safest way to remove substances from the body. You will receive 24/7 medical care and support throughout. The detox will take between 7 to 10 days.
We strongly recommend that every client undergoes a minimum of 28 days rehabilitation in our private treatment facility (including medical detox). In this time, you will be treated psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our specialist programmes include:
We understand that leaving rehab and having to face the reality of day-to-day life can be an incredibly daunting thought. While you may be determined to continue living a clean and sober life, external triggers and temptations exist and dealing with these alone can leave you feeling isolated. To support you during this vital time, we have created a two-tier approach to long-term sobriety.
we provide one year’s worth of free aftercare support sessions every week in the rehab you attended (or nearest clinic). Here you will engage with a group based therapeutic approach, with loved ones in attendance (if you so wish) but with the opportunity to speak with a counsellor one-to-one.
we have built the UK’s first recovery network for all those who have attended a UKAT treatment facility. Our lifelong recovery network is called Alumni– a gateway to lifelong sober companionship. Events include Christmas parties, dinners, adventure days out and, of course, summer BBQs.
This is the future of permanent recovery, and we are proud to be the first rehab family in the UK to offer it. Many people fear that stopping prescription drugs means losing their way of life. At UKAT we say it’s only just begun! Please call to hear more about rehab, recovery and lifelong happiness.
We specialise in providing tailored detox & rehab programmes to the client, as well as dedicated family support. Addiction rarely affects just the individual and we appreciate that this can be a stressful time for all those concerned. If you have any questions regarding our rehab clinics, treatment needs, cost, or any other aspect of the treatment process – we can answer them!