Prescription Drug Rehab


Many women think prescription drugs are less addictive than illegal drugs, alcohol, and marijuana. However, any medication used in a manner other than intended by the prescribing physician can be addictive and dangerous. At Hannah’s House, we provide safe, effective prescription drug rehab services to adult women of all ages to help them overcome addiction and regain a life of sobriety.

When someone develops an addiction to prescription medications, they’re more likely to reach out to additional physicians to get more of the desired medicine, especially if the initial prescribing physician is concerned about addiction. This is called “doctor shopping” and can lead to accidental overdose or death.

You may not always know when someone is struggling with an addiction to prescription drugs. The ongoing global pandemic and resulting social isolation have significantly contributed to increased opioid and narcotic misuse and central nervous system (CNS) depressants and stimulants. For these reasons and more, it’s critical to protect family members and friends by safely disposing of expired prescriptions.

Signs and symptoms of commonly misused prescription drugs are below so you know what to look for and when to seek help. The clinical team at Hannah’s House is skilled in diagnosing and treating all substance use disorders, including prescription drug addiction.

Opioid Misuse

Opioids reduce the perception of acute pain by acting on the brain and spinal cord receptors. While some women experience a worsening or increased pain sensitivity, others report the opposite; a euphoric activation that stimulates a greater desire to use opioids. 

Signs of opioid misuse include:

  • Mood swings
  • Euphoria
  • Social isolation
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constricted pupils
  • Sedation
  • Slurred speech
  • Itchy, flushed skin
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Respiratory depression

Opioids interact with the brain stem, so accidental suffocation resulting from misuse is a severe risk. 

Stimulant Misuse

Stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and treatment-resistant depression. Although they help increase attention, energy, and alertness, they also elevate blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration.

Signs of stimulant misuse include:

  • Weight loss
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Trembling
  • Shaking
  • Dehydration
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Increased agitation
  • Hyperactivity
  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Nosebleeds
  • Muscle tics
  • Spasms
  • Altered concentration
  • Inability to focus
  • Impulsiveness
  • Aggression
  • Repetitive behaviors
  • Disorganized thoughts
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Seizures

Opioid Withdrawal  Symptoms

Common opioid withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Craving
  • Increased respirations
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tremors and shaking
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Involuntary leg movements
  • Cold flashes with goosebumps

CNS depressant withdrawal 

Common symptoms of central nervous system (CNS) depressant withdrawal include:

  • Seizures
  • Panic attacks
  • Hand tremors
  • Dry heaving and vomiting
  • Palpitations
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain and stiffness
  • Problems concentrating
  • Sleep problems
  • Irritability
  • Increased anxiety and tension

    CNS stimulant withdrawal

    Symptoms of central nervous system (CNS) stimulant withdrawal include:

    • Lethargy
    • Fatigue
    • Reduced appetite
    • Night sweats
    • Chills
    • Altered dreams
    • Nightmares
    • Tremors
    • Muscle aches
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Anxiety
    • Nerve pain
    • Depression

    Medical Detox for Prescription Drug Addiction

    Successful prescription drug rehab focuses on a woman’s physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Medically supervised detox and stabilization must address the specific type of misused prescription drug. Women attempting to detox from prescription drugs should only do so under skilled care and should always receive medical monitoring for safety. 

    Treatment Modalities

    Hannah’s House multidisciplinary team addresses the needs of a woman’s mind, body, and spirit during prescription drug rehab. Relapse prevention and recovery protection are an integrated part of rehabilitation to ensure clients and family members have the tools for successful, sustained recovery. Therapies monitored by licensed professionals are essential for long-lasting success.

    Hannah’s House offers therapies that include:

    • Motivational interviewing
    • Biofeedback
    • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
    • Wellness activities
    • Group therapy
    • 12-Step programming and support groups
    • Nutritional counseling

    We also provide extensive therapeutic support for co-occurring disorders. Our Hannah’s House team of experienced physicians, nurses, master’s level clinicians, and licensed therapists are ready to help you overcome your addiction with individualized programming. We understand our female clients need expert support and assistance throughout their recovery journey.

    Contact Hannah’s House 

    We create a system for healthier, more confident, and more purposeful lives. Our proven, effective, and leading-edge care for the misuse of prescription drugs works. Start your journey to freedom and fulfillment today. Call 561.841.1272.