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Pharmaceutical Addiction Rehabilitation Specialist

Portland Wellness Center

Addiction Treatment Center located in Portland, TN & Harriman, TN

Around 48 million Americans have misused prescription medication. Drug misuse is one of the early stages of addiction, which can severely affect your health and overall well-being. Verna Bain, MD, and the team at Portland Wellness Center in Portland and Harriman, Tennessee, offer customized, comprehensive treatment plans to help you or someone you love recovers from prescription drug addiction. The pharmaceutical addiction rehabilitation program can help you regain control over your health and wellness. Call Portland Wellness Center or make an appointment online today.

Pharmaceutical Addiction Rehabilitation Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction is a brain disease that causes you to seek and use drugs compulsively, despite increasingly negative consequences. Addiction often takes over your life so that all you focus on is finding and using a substance.

Addiction causes distorted thinking, behavior, and body functions. Chronic misuse of drugs or other substances changes your brain, which both increases your cravings and makes it challenging to stop using the substance. Additionally, addiction causes changes to the parts of your brain that control your impulse control, judgment, and decision-making skills.

Symptoms of substance abuse or addiction usually manifest in four ways: impulse control, social problems, high-risk behaviors, and physical effects. If you’re concerned about addiction, either for yourself or a loved one, talk to the team at Portland Wellness Center for help today.

What causes prescription drug addiction?

Doctors prescribe drugs to help you recover from illness and to control disruptive symptoms like pain. Opioid painkillers are meant for short-term pain relief, but many people end up using painkillers for years to manage chronic pain.

This long-term use of a drug leads to addiction in two ways. First, the frequency and length of time that you use a drug increases your tolerance, which means that you need more of it to achieve the same feelings. This is problematic, as the prescribing physician isn’t likely to increase your dose. Additionally, your brain changes with long-term drug use, making your craving stronger and reducing your impulse control.

What is pharmaceutical addiction rehabilitation?

At Portland Wellness Center, the medical staff provides a pharmaceutical addiction rehabilitation program that offers a comprehensive, personalized approach to prescription drug addiction. Dr. Bain and her team provide a multifaceted approach that combines medication and counseling in a respectful and safe environment.

Dr. Bain often prescribes medication as part of your personalized pharmaceutical addiction rehabilitation. Addiction medications help control physical symptoms, including cravings and withdrawal symptoms. You may need to take the addiction medicines for several months before tapering off.

In addition to taking medication to control the physical aspects of your addiction, the team at Portland Wellness Center provides personalized counseling services. Dr. Bain and her team are attentive and compassionate, offering an opportunity for you to explore and resolve any underlying issues that contribute to your addiction in a safe environment.

If you or someone you love needs pharmaceutical addiction rehabilitation, call Portland Wellness Center or make an appointment online for customized, compassionate care in a safe and comfortable environment.