Today, more drugs are being prescribed than ever before. Prescription medications can dramatically alter our brain chemistry, meaning it doesn’t take long to become dependent on them. What’s more complicated, however, is what happens when you try to quit. What began with something as simple as filling your doctor-prescribed meds can alter the course of your life.
Prescription drug addiction is a frightening experience. You may feel ashamed or afraid that someone will find out your secret. Perhaps you’ve tried to quit repeatedly, only to be met with failure. The Sanctuary at Sedona is here to offer you a better way. If you’re not sure how to overcome prescription drug addiction, our holistic treatment programs can help you reclaim your life.
The Prescription Pill Crisis
The Sanctuary at Sedona founder Dean Taraborelli discusses in detail the nature of addiction to prescription drugs and The Sanctuary’s approach to the treatment of prescription drug addiction with its integrative holistic addiction recovery program and getting to the root cause.
It’s estimated that nearly 18 million people misuse prescription medications each year. Whether it’s opioids for pain or central nervous system (CNS) depressants for sleep disorders, millions of prescription pills are doled out each day. While most people use these prescriptions responsibly, each bottle carries a serious risk.
In many ways, our society creates the “perfect storm” for mental health crises. Anxiety levels are at an all-time high. Sleep disturbances and insomnia are everyday issues. Trauma and painful experiences paint the way we see the world. It’s completely understandable that a pill that makes it all go away would sound like a promising solution. This might result in behaviors like:
- Self-medicating anxiety and depression with benzodiazepines
- Using prescription stimulants, like Adderall, recreationally
- Taking prescription opioids to numb uncomfortable emotions
Regardless of why you start taking them, the problem is that all prescription drugs carry side effects — the worst of which is addiction. Something as seemingly harmless as a routine pain prescription or sleeping pill can easily escalate into a habit that you’re no longer in control of.
Holistic Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction at The Sanctuary
At The Sanctuary, we understand how frustrating prescription drug recovery can be — especially when you’ve had previous unsuccessful attempts at treatment. That’s why we’ve created a holistic, non-12 Step drug addiction treatment program that takes a more thorough approach to healing so you can move past your addiction once and for all. We accomplish this by:
- Uncovering the true source of your addiction
- Addressing unresolved traumas in your mind, body, soul and spirit
- Teaching new methods for understanding your behaviors and patterns
- Guiding you to reconnect with yourself and discover your life’s purpose