Addiction to prescription drugs is a tough condition to deal with. You need help with a chemical dependency that’s turned your life upside down. In addition, you need help with the underlying condition in the form of medication management.
It starts with the intake interview. When you talk to the addiction specialist, the expert will assess you for a dual diagnosis. Doing so allows you to find out if you have a co-occurring mental health disorder.
Next, there’s a discussion about your chemical dependency. If it involves a prescription drug, it’s vital to find out what condition you’re struggling with. A case in point is the opioid user who has a pain management problem. Frequently, it’s possible to find alternative means of handling the pain impulses.
Another facet of the medication management plan is the use of prescription medications to assist with rehab. Depending on the drug you’re recovering from, you may benefit from pharmacological support. Likewise, if you’re using medications for other physiological conditions, it’s vital for a therapist to connect with your physician. Doing so prevents problems with substances that don’t work well together.
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Having been on both sides of active addition, both the person using, and the person affected by a loved one using drugs and alcohol, Lucas has been involved in recovery since 2009. He has been working in the treatment industry since 2013. Using his personal experience and wealth of knowledge learned from professional development and immersion in the recovery field, he has spoken with thousands of families and helped hundreds of people attain long-term sobriety. In 2020, the opportunity presented to join in and start Illuminate Recovery. Understanding the importance of personalized treatment plans and the complex nature between substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, has helped Illuminate Recovery build a strong curriculum and a phenomenal staff. Illuminate Recovery now has a medical doctor who is board certified in addiction medicine and a psychiatric medical doctor who works side by side with independently licensed therapists to provide compassionate and effective treatment.