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Prescription drug abuse is a problem nationwide, but Tennessee leads the nation in prescription drug abuse rates. If you live in Tennessee and have a problem with prescription or illicit drugs, drug rehab in Collierville can help you leave addiction behind – forever.
The Difference Between Residential and Outpatient Centers
Outpatient rehab programs take place at all sorts of facilities, from public health clinics to private hospitals, schools and universities, churches, and private practices. Outpatient programs may utilize 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, other recovery support groups, group therapy sessions, individual counseling, and family therapy. Outpatient care also includes programs that incorporate medical monitoring, like partial hospitalization.
Residential rehab centers seek to create isolated communities where recovering addicts will have their medical needs looked after while they’re undergoing rigorous therapy and behavioral modification.
Residential centers are best for addicts who are physically addicted, since they’ll need medical care and may not be able to resist the temptation to use, at first. Patients may move on to outpatient therapy after leaving the rehab center.Risk Factors for Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Prescription painkiller abuse is a huge problem – in 2010, 12 million Americans used prescription painkillers for recreational purposes. Risk factors for the abuse of prescription painkillers include:
- Living in a rural area
- Being on Medicaid – Medicaid beneficiaries receive twice as many painkiller prescriptions as do others
- Having a history of substance abuse
- Having a mental illness
- Taking a high dose of the drug on a regular basis
People who abuse prescription painkillers often get multiple prescriptions from multiple physicians, since they are unable to get enough medication from a single doctor.