Prescription Drug Detox In Boston

The impacts of prescription drug addiction can be felt not only in the lives of those that are struggling, but their loved ones suffer as well. Prescription drug detox in Boston has helped many of those struggling with these drugs to find hope and begin healing these damaged relationships. Detox is a necessary first step to successful recovery from prescription drug addiction. Having the right help to rid the body of toxins and mind-altering substances can be a crucial starting point for those struggling with these substances.

How Prescription Drug Addiction Starts

More often than not, prescription drug addiction is accidental. It often begins with a legitimate ailment, albeit pain, anxiety, or another medical condition in which these medications are legally prescribed by a physician. Sometimes, these drugs are addictive, and the person using them for legitimate conditions becomes dependent on them. This dependence can lead to abuse and addiction, making it difficult to end the use of these drugs. Due to the nature of these addictive prescription drugs, dependence can result in needing higher and higher doses in order to achieve desired effects, which further contributes to the person’s dependence on the substance.

Taking these prescription drugs without a prescription also contributes to addiction. Many times, these drugs are sought out illicitly and used illegally and without medical supervision. Prescription drug abuse of this nature is dangerous. Taking these drugs without prescriptions and medical supervision can result in impacts on health and wellness that can be difficult to reverse.

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Prescription medications are used to treat legitimate conditions. From chronic or acute pain to anxiety, these medications can be helpful in increasing the quality of life in people who are struggling with these conditions. However, many of the medications used for these conditions produce euphoric, relaxing, and numbing effects in users. Some of the more commonly abused prescription drugs include prescriptions from different drug classes like opioids, CNS depressants, and CNS stimulants.


The opioid epidemic across the country has left many people struggling and in crisis. Prescription opioid pain medications are highly abused across the country and result in countless overdoses and deaths as a result of this abuse. Many times, the prescribing of these medications to treat pain after injury or surgery, or to treat chronic pain conditions, result in dependence. The more commonly abused prescription opioid medications include:

  • Morphine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Oxycodone
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl


CNS Depressants

These prescription drugs are used to slow the central nervous system. They are effective in treating anxiety, panic disorders, and insomnia. CNS depressants work by calming overactive portions of the brain that contribute to these conditions and produce calming or relaxing effects. Commonly abused CNS depressant include:

  • Ativan
  • Klonopin
  • Xanax
  • Valium


Prescription Stimulants

These prescription medications are commonly abused by those under professional or academic stress. They often result in boosted energy, contributing to their misuse and abuse. Prescription stimulants include:

  • Adderall
  • Dexedrine
  • Ritalin
  • Vyvanse


Those who find themselves struggling with these substances can benefit from prescription drug detox in Boston. The professional staff available can help to ensure a safe and comfortable beginning to healing and recovery. Contact our admissions team at the Retreat of Boston to receive a commitment free screening and resources to begin your recovery journey.

Signs of Addiction

The number of people who lose their lives due to overdose on a yearly basis is astounding. It is vital that individuals are able to identify potential signs of addiction in not only loved ones but themselves. Knowing the signs to look out for can be beneficial in these individuals receiving much-needed care and support in order to break free from the addiction. Signs of addiction to prescription drugs include:

  • Inability to control/stop using
  • Borrowing medications
  • Excessive time spent using/recovering from using
  • Mood swings
  • Lying about/hiding use
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Avoiding once enjoyable activities
  • Continued use despite negative consequences
  • Withdrawal symptoms when unable to use
  • Financial instability or constant need for money

Prescription Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Different prescription drugs will have different symptoms associated with withdrawal. Additionally, everyone will experience withdrawal differently. There are many contributing factors to how withdrawal will affect someone. Some of these factors include the severity of addiction, underlying mental health conditions, underlying physical health conditions, and age. Symptoms that could be indicative of withdrawal include:

  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle aches
  • Fever
  • Tremors
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

These symptoms can result in declines in mental health as well as physical health. Prescription drug detox in Boston can help to address any conditions that may arise as a result of withdrawal symptoms. It is highly suggested to seek professional help when trying to come off of any prescription medications to prevent complications.

How Prescription Drug Detox in Boston Helps

Prescription drug detox in Boston is beneficial for those struggling to not only be comfortable during the withdrawal process but also to ensure safety through this process. Professional medical detox provides a safe and healing environment for those struggling with these substances to begin healing and overcoming their prescription drug addiction. Medical monitoring can help to prevent complications as a result of withdrawal symptoms and help to alleviate some of the symptoms that could arise making it a more comfortable process. Often, people who try to stop using these drugs “cold turkey” experience severely unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms that lead to them using the substances again. This is in an attempt to alleviate the symptoms, but it contributes to continued abuse and addiction to these substances. Professional detox can help make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling.

Healing from Addiction with Prescription Drug Detox in Boston

Prescription drug abuse and addiction can be devastating. It can lead to broken relationships with family and friends, lost jobs, overdose, and even death. Prescription drug addiction can be hard to overcome, but it is possible. If you or a loved one are struggling with prescription drugs, there is hope. Help is available. At the Retreat of Boston, we offer individualized care for those seeking help with prescription drug addiction. Call us today and begin the healing journey.

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Choosing The Retreat of Boston for my detox and recovery journey was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The staff here is not only highly professional but also incredibly compassionate. From the moment I arrived, I felt welcomed and understood. The detox process, which can be daunting, was made as comfortable as possible, thanks to their medical supervision and medication-assisted treatment. They truly put my well-being first, addressing my individual needs and tailoring a personalized treatment plan.

Edward C.

What sets The Retreat Of Boston apart is their unwavering commitment to aftercare planning. They don’t just send you on your way after detox; they work with you to ensure you have the resources and support you need for a successful long-term recovery. I can’t recommend The Retreat Of Boston enough. They’ve not only helped me break free from addiction but also given me the foundation for a brighter, healthier future. If you or a loved one is seeking detox and recovery, this facility is the place to go.

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My experience at the Retreat of Boston was nothing short of life-changing. From the moment I walked through the doors, I was met with a sense of care and support that instantly put me at ease. The staff, without exception, were not only highly qualified but also genuinely compassionate. The therapy and counseling provided played a pivotal role in my recovery, giving me the tools to understand and overcome the root causes of my addiction. The holistic approaches like yoga and meditation were an unexpected but welcome addition, contributing to my overall well-being.

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