Prescription Drug Addiction

Some prescription drugs can be addictive, especially if they're taken in a manner other than prescribed or by people without a prescription. 

Commonly abused drugs include:

  • Pain relievers
  • Tranquilizers and sedatives
  • Stimulants

Are You Addicted to a Prescription Drug?

You may be addicted if you:

  • Take higher doses than prescribed
  • Have excessive mood swings
  • Sleep more or less than usual
  • Experience poor decision-making
  • Seek prescriptions from more than one doctor
  • Seek out additional prescriptions, sometimes by "losing" prescriptions 

Treatment Options

Your treatment should take into account the type of drug that you're using and your individual needs. 

Our STAR locations offer outpatient drug and alcohol counseling.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital offers inpatient treatment for drug or addiction. The average length of stay is 19 days but varies depending on insurance. You will receive 24-hour service and be able to remove yourself from negative environments and friends. This can be the key to recovery, as it allows you to remove yourself from triggers, while you learn to live without drugs. Around-the-clock therapy and medical support can help you to focus on your recovery. Call (716) 298-2115 for more information.