Substance abuse is increasingly common across the United States today. Drug addiction and dependency are increasingly prevalent across the United States. Unfortunately, substance abuse is often more common in the LGBTQ community than in other communities. Party culture and social life may introduce abusive substances like MDMA, heroin, or even alcohol to someone’s life. Many turn to prescription drugs to self-medicate in the face of social prejudice, family problems, or because they lack safe health resources. LGBTQ substance abuse treatment programs help individuals detox and recover in safe, medically assisted clinics.
At La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, we provide cutting-edge LGBTQ drug and alcohol detox programs. Call us to learn more about our compassionate substance abuse programs in the heart of Southern California 888.903.9898.
Do I Have a Prescription Drug Addiction?
Prescription drugs are highly addictive. For this reason, opioid painkillers are controlled substances monitored with strict prescription laws across the country. Unfortunately, it’s increasingly easy to get prescription painkillers and other prescription drugs like Adderall. Some people may become addicted to the substances when they take them more often than prescribed. Many prescription drugs, like benzos, are designed for short-term use. When prescription drugs are taken long-term or higher doses are ingested, they affect a person’s brain, body, and psychological state. Signs of prescription drug abuse may include:
- Drug and alcohol cravings
- Drug-seeking behavior
- Nightmares or night terrors
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Tremors and shaking
- Profuse sweating
- Smelly breath and body odor
- Mood swings
- Manic energy
- Appearing drunk without drinking
Prescription drug dependency can be easy to hide from friends and loved ones. For many, symptoms are more persistent during withdrawal. When a drug or other substance leaves the body, the brain and body go through withdrawal. These symptoms include depression, anxiety, hopelessness, trouble concentrating, and, in some cases, seizures. Withdrawal symptoms are often the most challenging phase of detox. Some may try to detox at home to save money or keep their drug habit from friends and family. In most cases, at-home detox is unsuccessful and potentially dangerous.
Prescription Drug Detox Treatment
Inpatient drug detox treatments usually last 1 to 3 months. These programs house those in recovery for the duration of detox and initial recovery. During this time, they work with therapists and doctors to address addiction triggers and other health concerns. LGBTQ detox programs create inclusive spaces focused on issues within the LGBTQ community that may trigger relapse and addiction. These programs allow those in recovery to be open and honest with themselves and others, often for the first time.
Many detox programs use medication during detox. These medications can help ease withdrawal symptoms and limit complications. Doctors and nurses monitor symptoms and vital signs, weaning clients off prescriptions over several days or weeks. At La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, we use medical assistance in both inpatient and outpatient programs. Our range of programs supports detox and recovery for anyone across the LGBTQ community.
Begin Prescription Drug Detox at La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center
Detox and recovery are always tailored to an individual’s needs. At La Fuente, we work to help individuals, and the LGBTQ community at large, recover from substance abuse and addiction. Our Southern California detox and rehab facility provides a space for LGBTQ community members to detox from prescription drugs, party drugs, alcohol, and other addictive substances. We pair medically assisted detox with individual, group, and family therapy for holistic healing. If you or a loved one are part of the LGBTQ community and are ready for a prescription drug detox program, call us at 888.903.9898 to begin your road to recovery today.