Prescription drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone are exceedingly popular on the black market in every city and town across the United States. Law enforcement is almost always struggling to keep up by tracking sales on the street. In 2012, they busted a prescription drug ring near Bellingham, Washington, arresting 21 people involved in bringing between 2,000 and 5,000 pills into the Seattle area with every run.
While black market sales are a big part of the prescription drug problem, many people with legitimate prescriptions for painkillers end up with a dependence upon their prescription that is more than just physical. Psychological dependence, cravings, and a negative impact on the rest of life can all signify a problem that requires treatment.
If you are dealing with prescription drug addiction in Bellingham, WA, our counselors can help you find a rehabilitation center that offers the medical detox and psychotherapy you need to get back on track. Call now to learn more.
No One Is Immune to Prescription Drug Addiction
There are so many different ways that people can develop a dependence upon a prescription drug that virtually every population is susceptible. It can start when someone:
- Gets a legitimate prescription for chronic or acute pain
- Buys it on the street to augment an opiate addiction
- Uses an unused portion of an old prescription to self-medicate
- Takes the unused portion of someone else’s old prescription
- Steals from the ongoing prescription of someone using the drug to fight chronic pain
Treatment Is the Safest Way to Deal With Prescription Drug Addiction
It is not recommended that you quit taking prescription medications “cold turkey” without the supervision of medical professionals who can help you through the detoxification process. Call now to find the right prescription drug rehab for you.
CCS Recovery Center
2806 Douglas Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225-6930