Does Your Young Adult Abuse Prescription Drugs?
By: Lakeview Health Staff
Published: January 14, 2021

Prescription drug abuse is becoming more prevalent among teenagers and young adults because prescription drugs are easy for them to obtain. In many cases, a young adult has to look no further than his parents’ medicine cabinet to find a substance to abuse. What he may not know is that prescription drugs are just as addictive and just as dangerous as street drugs like cocaine or heroin and can lead to addiction or even an overdose.

If your teenager is addicted to any type of drug, they have a better chance of recovering sooner if they get help right away. Since parents will most likely be unable to treat their young adult’s abuse on their own, the best course of action they can take is putting them in addiction treatment.

The team at Lakeview Health has years of experience helping teens end their dependence on prescription drugs. Contact us today to learn more about our programs to treat prescription drug addiction.

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

The most common prescription drugs that cause addiction include:

  • Depressants – Seconal, Amytal, Nembutal
  • Opioids – Oxycontin, Percodan, Percocet
  • Stimulants – Adderall, Dexedrine, Ritalin

Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

While it can be tough to stop a teen from snooping in the medicine cabinet, it is critical to look for signs that a problem may exist. The best method to help your teen get help for prescription drug addiction is to identify whether there actually is a problem.

Some of the most common signs of prescription drug abuse are:

  • Missing medicine around the house
  • Loss of interest in family activities
  • Ignoring work or school responsibilities
  • An increase or decrease in appetite
  • Valuables such as money or jewelry disappear
  • Secretive behavior
  • Changes in sleep patterns

If you recognize one or more of these indicators, contact the Lakeview Health team for more information about our prescription drug addiction treatment program.

Addiction Treatment Programs at Lakeview Health

The addiction treatment programs at Lakeview Health are vital tools in the recovery process. The key to our clients’ success in our addiction treatment programs is that we help you decide which programs would benefit you the most. Our Lakeview Health team understands that a treatment center should be the right fit for each person at our facility.

We offer a range of addiction treatment programs, including but not limited to:

Medical detox center – Our medical detox treatment program helps people ease the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol, heroin, prescription medication, and opioids.
Partial hospitalization program – This treatment program allows people to still live at home while attending treatment at our Jacksonville, FL facility.
Intensive outpatient program – The intensive outpatient program is designed to help people reintegrate back into their communities while still receiving the outstanding treatment they deserve.
Aftercare program – Our aftercare program helps build a bridge between recovery in a treatment center and the “real world.” We want your recovery to be long-lasting, so the aftercare program prepares you for life after your time at the Lakeview Health treatment center.

No matter what you need in your recovery process, our addiction treatment programs have been proven to be effective in helping people end their drug or alcohol addiction.

Help Your Teen End Prescription Drug Addiction Today

The Lakeview Health team is ready to be the guiding force to show your teen what life is like without a prescription drug addiction. We are available to answer any questions that you may have about getting help for your teen’s prescription drug addiction. Contact us today by either calling [Direct] or completing our confidential online form for more information about ending your teen’s prescription drug addiction.