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Finding Franklin Drug Addiction Intervention ProgramsPrescription drug addiction is a complex problem, and it is just as serious as an addiction to illegal drugs or alcohol.  It can have all of the same physical and psychological effects for the addict, and just as deleterious an effect on relationships with family, friends and coworkers.  If you know that someone you care about in Franklin has been receiving a medication for a number of months and that person is starting to exhibit changes in behavior, you may need to consider finding a drug addiction intervention program.

Drug Addiction Intervention Programs for Prescription Drug Addicts

Many prescription drugs have the potential for abuse.  Painkillers, antidepressants, anti-anxiety pills, sleeping pills and medications to treat ADHD are all among those with the potential for dependency and recreational abuse.  A few of these drugs are Schedule II drugs, which means that they have an extremely high potential for abuse.  The most common of these are methylphnidate (Ritalin), amphetamine (Adderall and Dexedrine),  codeine and oxycodone (in forms such as Percoset, Percodan, and OxyContin).  There is significant drug trade in these prescription drugs as street drugs, because the high they can provide is as intense as many Schedule I drugs (which are all illegal and cannot be prescribed).  Both the physical and psychological dependence on these drugs is strong, and an addiction can form very quickly.

Abuse of Schedule III Drugs in Franklin

Schedule III drugs are not as addictive physically, but still have a high propensity for psychological addiction. The most common example by far from this category is hydrocodone (in forms such as Lortab or Vicodin). While Schedule II prescriptions cannot be refilled in order to limit the quantities to which patients have access, Schedule III drugs can be refilled five times. While the high may be less intense than that from a Schedule II drug, a Franklin patient may be more likely to slide into physical and psychological dependency without realizing it.

Though you might assume that Schedule IV drugs are not particularly dangerous, they include some of the most abused substances in the country.  Alprzolam (Xanax) makes the top five list of abused drugs according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN).  Diazepam (Valium) lorazepam (Ativan), clonazepam and propoxyphene (Darvon or Darvocet) are also sources of accidental addiction and frequently traded among teens recreationally.

If you suspect that someone you care about in Franklin, Tennessee is abusing a prescription drug or any other substance, call  (888) 371-5722.  You can consult anonymously and at no charge, and then if you choose to work with an interventionist, you can find a treatment program and take action to help.