Prescription drug addiction treatment in Melbourne
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment in Melbourne – Why The Cabin Melbourne is the best choice for prescription drug addiction treatment
The term ‘drug addiction’ usually brings to mind thoughts of illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine and meth, however in recent years, more and more Australians have fallen victim to prescription drug addiction.
This situation is a growing problem in Australia with an estimated 3 – 4% of the population afflicted. In fact, Australia was found to have the second highest rate of pharmaceutical drug abuse in the world, second only to the United States. With prescription drug addiction presenting an ever increasing risk of fatality, these statistics are a major cause for concern.
There is a great deal of misconception surrounding the safety of pharmaceutical drugs. Much of this stems from the belief that since these drugs are prescribed by a doctor, they must be harmless. Most individuals who develop an addiction to prescription drugs begin by taking these medications for their legitimate purpose. Often they do not even realise the addiction risk until it is too late.
The three classes of drugs with the highest addiction potential are opioids, nervous system depressants and stimulants. Among these, opioids, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, are the most commonly abused. Also known as analgesics or more simply, pain medication, a staggering 7.7% of Australians have reportedly used these medications for non-medical purposes.
Nervous system depressants, or benzodiazepines, also have a remarkably high rate of misuse among Australians with 4.5% of the population admitting to the same. These drugs, including Xanax and Valium, are commonly taken for their relaxing or sleep inducing effects. Next to alcohol, nervous system depressants are the second most common drug involved in ambulance attendances in Victoria.
Stimulant medications, such as Ritalin, are prescribed for treatment of conditions including ADHD. Abuse of this class of drugs is on the rise, particularly among students and working professionals who are under heavy pressure to perform.
Those suffering from prescription drug addiction are usually very high functioning individuals and seldom fit the stereotypical profile of a drug addict. As a result, prescription drug addiction can be very difficult to identify in oneself, or in others. The consequences of prescription drug addiction however, can be just as detrimental and even life threatening. If you are worried that a loved one may have developed an addiction to pharmaceutical medication, or if you suspect that you may be at risk of developing one yourself, it is important to seek advice from an addiction expert as soon as possible. The Cabin Melbourne offers free, confidential assessments to anyone who fears they may be suffering from addiction to prescription drugs.
Effective, affordable treatment for prescription drug addiction at The Cabin Melbourne
At The Cabin Melbourne we understand that your addiction and treatment are personal matters. We uphold the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality to protect your privacy and your reputation while you focus on your recovery. Our flexible outpatient programme allows you to schedule treatments around your work and family obligations meaning that you don’t have to sacrifice what’s most important to you to find freedom from your addiction.
A treatment method that works
As part of The Cabin Addiction Services Group, our team of addiction specialists at The Cabin Melbourne utilise the unique Recovery Zones treatment method. Our innovative treatment method has received international recognition and praise for its high effectiveness and impressive 96% completion rate. At The Cabin Melbourne, Recovery Zones treatment is combined with other proven, evidence based addiction treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a special modified version of the 12 steps programme in conjunction with complimentary techniques such as mindfulness meditation. This multifaceted treatment approach tackles your addiction from all angles. Our highly skilled team of addiction experts have a thorough understanding of all aspects of prescription drug addiction and extensive experience in treating this complex condition.
For those individuals who require medically supervised detox, or who feel unable to recover from their prescription drug addiction within the context of their normal environment, we offer fast-tracked admission to our world-class inpatient treatment facility, The Cabin Chiang Mai.
Inpatient addiction treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Located in beautiful northern Thailand, the serene and private setting of our residential rehabilitation facility, The Cabin Chiang Mai, is the ideal environment for addiction recovery. Removed from your addiction triggers and the stresses of your daily life, you will be able to focus entirely on healing. Thailand is known for hospitality, and that is very apparent at our resort-like facility which boasts luxurious private rooms, breathtaking views, and a refreshing swimming pool for those hot, Thai afternoons.
Our excellent international reputation allows us to attract the very best western-accredited therapists. Our medical addiction team is available 24 hours a day for any treatment needs or medical supervision. Our specialised inpatient programme includes treatment with Recovery Zones in addition to complimentary activities such as physical fitness training and mindfulness techniques to supplement the healing process. Sunday excursions spent riding elephants or zip-lining through the jungle remind clients how to experience the thrill of life without prescription medications and make it obvious why Chiang Mai is such a popular destination for Australians.