Prescription Drug Misuse

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Prescription drug misuse refers to using medication in a manner that deviates from the prescribed instructions. This includes taking doses larger than prescribed, using the medication more often than directed, continuing the use beyond the recommended duration, or using the medication for purposes other than those for which it was prescribed. Misuse can involve taking prescription drugs in ways not advised by a healthcare provider, potentially leading to health risks and addiction or medical complications.

When misused, these medications can lead to serious harm, addiction, and even death. Some commonly misused prescription medications include opioids (such as oxycodone or hydrocodone), benzodiazepines (like Xanax or Valium), stimulants (such as Adderall or Ritalin), and sedatives (like Ambien).

Not all individuals who misuse prescription drugs do so intentionally sometimes, people may unknowingly misuse these medications by not following the prescribed instructions or by obtaining them illicitly without a valid prescription. Both intentional and unintentional misuse can have severe consequences for your health and well-being.

Prescription drug abuse specifically refers to intentional, non-medical use of prescription drugs. While both terms highlight harmful practices, abuse carries the connotation of deliberate, self-destructive behavior.

It is key to note that prescription drug misuse affects millions of people across the globe. It is not limited to a particular age group, gender, or socioeconomic status. In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the misuse of prescription drugs, leading to efforts to raise awareness and provide support for those struggling with addiction.

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    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

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    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

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    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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