Detox for prescription drug dependence varies depending whether your prescription drug dependence is:
- A stimulant
- A sedative
- An opioid
- A combination of the above
No worries, our recovery-sensitive medical staff know how to design the detox-protocol that best fits your situation. Your recovery-sensitive medical detox team will carefully orchestrate your detox behind the scenes while you take your first courageous steps into the corridor of our prescription drug dependence recovery program.
Recovery from Prescription Drug Dependence
At the beginning of prescription drug dependence recovery you may not be sure just what it is you want or expect. You may know only that you can’t stand it anymore the way it has been. You may have been so far down that that you had reached the point where all you knew was that you didn’t want to die.
You may think that what you want is what almost every prescription dependent person seems to want at first—to be able to take prescription drugs “like normal people,” that is, with all the “fun” but without the horrible consequences they have had for you. You may experience that once you’ve become abstinence for any length of time at all, you’ll be “cured”; that just stopping will make it possible to stop forever, without any trouble.
Or perhaps you’ve quit already—and fallen off the prescription-drug-wagon, unable to sustain the discipline, not getting the support it takes to stay clean and sober. Maybe you think sober is for other people, people who are tough enough to hack it. Maybe you never understood what recovery would mean in the first place. Going it alone and going cold turkey doesn’t work for most people, but how could you know if you’ve placed yourself in virtual solitary confinement with your addiction?
Prescription Drug Addiction: How We Can Help
That’s where Royal Life Centers comes in. We will guide you through recovery from start to finish, starting with abstinence and ending with true recovery—a new life that will be really worth living. And it will teach you the difference between abstinence—just quitting—and recovery, and why recovery make so much real sense.
The truth is, abstinence—giving up prescription drugs, alcohol and drugs entirely—is not recovery, although it’s the absolutely necessary first step. Abstinence alone should never be the final goal. A lifetime of recovery tormented by constant urges for that next pill—what the experts call “white-knuckle sobriety”—will almost always fail. It’s like gritting your teeth and just barely hanging on. It’s nothing like as bad as being a prescription drug abuser, but it’s not great. Real recovery is great.
Getting Focused on Recovery
The idea—and it is achievable—is to reach that point of personal development and integration that could be compared to what athletes call “finding the zone” or psyche-physicists call “losing all sense of space-time geometry,” or for most others when one’s thoughts are so focused that they pass their very own home after a hard day’s night.
The zone, black-hole, wormhole, eye-of-the tiger, rabbit-hole, highly inner disciplined meditative states, being highly focused or “One” with the Universe is a state of consciousness in which practicing participants suddenly feel that their performance is inspired and effortless, as if they were not concentrating on their actions at all but the actions perform themselves—and at a higher level than they had ever before achieved.
The zone is that point where one has mastered the skills or techniques, in your case, the techniques of abstinence, of good problem solving—of daily living without drugs—where the techniques have become a part of you; where you have become part of the techniques; not something you do but something you are. You no longer have to think about staying sober, you just are.
The zone is where something indefinable within yourself takes over the conscious efforts, bringing mastery with it. This is very close to the way our recovering alcoholic or drug-abusing patients describe their feelings. The truth is, they actually tell us they are “grateful” for having had their illness, because without it, they don’t believe they ever would have achieved the personal transformation they have undergone.
Abstinence vs. Recovery
Real recovery is not merely abstinence. This concept is difficult for many people, especially those in the early stages of treatment, really to understand. After all, prescription drug taking was the focal point of their lives before treatment, so it’s only natural that they might think of not using prescription drugs as the definition of recovery. But not using drugs is just abstinence, and although it’s crucial part of recovery it’s not enough.
We like to tell our guests that:
Abstinence is “I can’t,” but recovery is “I can.”
You can live without prescription drugs, you can lead a life filled with personal growth, freedom, and surprisingly powerful pleasures. Reach out to us today to get started.