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Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles, CA

At Lumina Recovery, we recognize the growing concern of prescription drug addiction and are dedicated to providing effective treatment solutions in Los Angeles, CA.

Prescription medications, while beneficial for many health conditions, can sometimes lead to dependence and addiction when not used as prescribed or monitored properly.

Our treatment programs for prescription drug addiction are meticulously designed to address the unique challenges faced by individuals who find themselves dependent on these medications. We understand that each case of addiction is different, with its own set of underlying causes and complexities.

In our commitment to treating prescription drug addiction, we offer a range of tailored treatment options. These include comprehensive assessments, personalized therapy plans, and supportive aftercare, all aimed at promoting long-term recovery and well-being.

At Lumina Recovery, we provide a nurturing environment where individuals can embark on a healing journey, reclaiming control over their lives and health.

Common Prescription Drug Addictions

Prescription drug addiction encompasses a range of medications, each with its own potential for misuse and dependency. The most common categories of prescription drugs that often lead to addiction include anti-anxiety medications, pain medications, antidepressants, stimulants and depressants.

Anti-Anxiety Medications (Anxiolytics)

Anxiolytics are medications prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders. They work by affecting the central nervous system to induce relaxation and reduce anxiety symptoms. However, their potential for dependence and misuse is significant, particularly with prolonged use, and requires specialized benzodiazepine (benzos) addiction treatment.

  • Common anxiolytics include benzodiazepines such as Xanax® (alprazolam), Valium® (diazepam), Klonopin® (clonazepam), and Ativan® (lorazepam).

Pain Medications (Opioids)

Opioids are powerful pain relievers commonly prescribed for acute, chronic, and post-surgical pain. While effective, they carry a high risk of addiction, even when used as prescribed. This risk increases with long-term use or misuse.

  • Common opioids include OxyContin® (oxycodone), Percocet® (oxycodone and acetaminophen), Vicodin® (hydrocodone), Dilaudid® (hydromorphone), Demerol® (meperidine), codeine, fentanyl, methadone, and morphine.


Antidepressants are prescribed to treat various mood disorders, including depression and anxiety. While generally considered safer and with a lower risk of addiction, misuse and abrupt discontinuation can lead to withdrawal symptoms and other health issues.

  • Common antidepressants include Prozac® (fluoxetine), Zoloft® (sertraline), Celexa® (citalopram), Lexapro® (escitalopram), Cymbalta® (duloxetine), and Wellbutrin® (bupropion).


Prescription stimulants are typically prescribed for disorders such as ADHD and narcolepsy. They enhance alertness, attention, and energy. However, their potential for abuse and addiction arises from their ability to increase dopamine in the brain, leading to euphoric effects.

  • Common stimulants include Adderall® (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) and Ritalin® (methylphenidate).


Depressants, also known as central nervous system (CNS) depressants, include sedatives and tranquilizers. They are used to treat conditions like insomnia and anxiety by slowing brain activity, inducing relaxation and sleep. Prolonged use can lead to dependency and withdrawal symptoms upon cessation.

  • Common depressants include Ambien® (zolpidem) and Lunesta® (eszopiclone).

Understanding the nature and risks associated with different types of prescription drugs is vital in recognizing and addressing addiction. Our comprehensive approach ensures that clients receive the appropriate care and support needed to overcome prescription drug dependency and embark on a path to lasting recovery and well-being.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction can show through a range of behavioral, psychological, and physical symptoms. These signs may vary depending on the specific medication and individual factors, but some common indicators of substance use disorder (SUD), according to the American Psychiatric Association, include:

  • Needing more of the medication to get the same effect (tolerance)
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not taking the medication
  • Taking the drug in larger amounts or for a longer time than planned
  • Trying but failing to reduce or control drug use
  • Spending a notable amount of time getting, using, or recovering from the drug
  • Giving up important social, work, or leisure activities because of drug use
  • Continuing to use the drug regardless of the physical or psychological problems it causes
  • Missing work or school, or performing poorly, due to drug use
  • Withdrawing from family and friends or hanging out with drug users
  • Being secretive or acting suspiciously
  • Mood swings, irritability, or depression
  • Changes in physical health, such as weight loss or gain, altered sleep patterns, or looking unwell

Prescription drug addiction is a complex condition that requires a comprehensive approach to treatment, addressing both the physical dependence and the underlying psychological factors.

At Lumina Recovery, we offer specialized prescription drug addiction treatment programs to help individuals overcome prescription drug addiction, supporting them through every step of their journey to recovery.

Understanding Prescription Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal from prescription drugs varies based on the type of medication and the duration of use. It’s a physical and psychological response that occurs when a person who has been using certain medications regularly suddenly stops or reduces their dose. The symptoms can range from mild to severe and are often the opposite of the effects the drug was intended to produce.

  • Opioids: Withdrawal symptoms may include muscle aches, restlessness, anxiety, tearing, runny nose, sweating, insomnia, yawning, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dilated pupils.
  • Benzodiazepines and other CNS depressants: Symptoms can include anxiety, insomnia, sweating, rapid heartbeat, hand tremors, hallucinations, seizures, and agitation.
  • Stimulants: Withdrawal from stimulants like amphetamines may lead to symptoms such as depression, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and increased appetite.

It’s important to note that withdrawal from certain prescription drugs, particularly benzodiazepines and opioids, can be medically dangerous and should be managed under the supervision of healthcare professionals at our Los Angeles prescription drug rehab.

At Lumina Recovery, we provide medically assisted detox and support to safely manage prescription drug withdrawal treatment, ensuring a comfortable and secure process as the first step towards recovery.

Different Types of Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Programs

At Lumina Recovery in Los Angeles, we understand the complex nature of prescription drug addiction and offer a variety of prescription drug addiction programs to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Each program is carefully designed to provide effective care and support for different stages and intensities of prescription drug addiction recovery.

Medically Assisted Detox

Our detox programs provide a secure and controlled environment for safely managing withdrawal symptoms under professional supervision. Detox is an essential first step in  prescription drug addiction recovery, addressing the physical aspect of prescription drug dependency.

Inpatient Residential Treatment

Our residential treatment in Los Angeles offers 24/7 care and structured prescription drug addiction treatment within a nurturing, homelike setting. This option is ideal for individuals requiring constant support and a secure environment to focus solely on their recovery.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our PHPs act as a bridge between inpatient and outpatient care in Los Angeles. Clients engage in intensive treatment at one of our prescription drug addiction treatment centers for several hours each day, but have the flexibility to return home or to a sober living facility at night.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our IOPs in Los Angeles allow clients to continue managing their daily responsibilities while receiving comprehensive prescription drug addiction treatment. This includes regular addiction therapy sessions focusing on relapse prevention and coping strategies.

Dual Diagnosis Care

We offer specialized addiction treatment programs for individuals with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and stress, alongside their prescription drug addiction. These integrated prescription drug addiction programs treat both the addiction and mental health conditions simultaneously.

Specialized Programs

Our specialized prescription drug addiction programs are tailored to cater to specific groups with unique challenges, including seniors & older adults, veterans & military personnel, executives, athletes, and college students, addressing the specific needs and lifestyles of these groups.

Sober Living

Sober living homes in Los Angeles provide a structured, drug-free environment for those transitioning from more intensive prescription drug rehab programs. These homes offer community support to help maintain sobriety during and after prescription drug rehab.

Telehealth Treatment

Offering convenience and accessibility, our telehealth services in Los Angeles deliver addiction treatment therapies and support through digital platforms, ideal for those with transportation or scheduling challenges.

Selecting the right Los Angeles prescription drug addiction program is crucial for a successful recovery. At Lumina Recovery, our team of professionals is dedicated to assisting each individual in finding the program that best fits their needs, ensuring a personalized and effective journey to sobriety and health.

Different Types of Therapies for Prescription Drug Treatment

Lumina Recovery specializes in a variety of therapeutic techniques and psychotherapy programs, specifically tailored for the effective treatment of prescription drug dependency. Our approach is holistic, focusing on not just the addiction, but also on lifestyle changes, stress reduction, and appropriate medication management to support each person’s unique journey towards sobriety.

To cater to the individualized needs and preferences of our clients, we offer a broad spectrum of therapies in Southern California, including:

At Lumina Recovery, our selection of therapy methods is strategically implemented, aiming for deep-rooted healing and lasting transformation. We dedicate ourselves to guiding our clients through every step of their recovery, prioritizing their overall health and long-term well-being.

Why Choose Lumina Recovery for Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Lumina Recovery is a top choice for those seeking prescription drug rehab in Los Angeles. Our approach to rehab is marked by several key features:

Personalized Treatment Plans

Each client receives a treatment plan specifically tailored to their needs, history, and recovery goals. We understand that recovery is a personal journey, and our expert team works closely with each client to develop a plan that best suits their individual situation and challenges while attending prescription drug rehab in Los Angeles.

Holistic Approach

We go beyond traditional treatment methods by including activities like yoga and meditation to support mental and emotional health. Our clients also benefit from nutritious meal plans and regular physical exercise, which are important for physical health and recovery.

Luxury Amenities

Our treatment centers in Southern California provide a comfortable and healing environment. Depending on the location, our facilities include private bedrooms and bathrooms, gourmet meals, peaceful outdoor spaces, swimming pools, and fitness and wellness facilities.

Full Continuum of Care

We offer a complete range of care, from medically assisted detox to aftercare programs at our Los Angeles prescription drug rehab centers. This ensures that our clients receive continuous support throughout their recovery journey, from the start of detox to residential care, outpatient programs, and ongoing support after treatment.

At Lumina Recovery, we are dedicated to not just treating prescription drug addiction, but also to improving our clients’ overall quality of life, leading them to a healthier and more fulfilling future.

Begin Your Recovery Journey at Our Los Angeles Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

If you or someone close to you is dealing with prescription drug dependency, Lumina Recovery is prepared to provide top-quality care.

We have detox and inpatient residential programs available in Los Angeles, Calabasas, Sun Valley, Agoura Hills, and Sherman Oaks, all designed to help with the unique challenges of prescription drug addiction. For flexible outpatient program options, we have facilities in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Panorama City.

Contact us today to start your path to recovery and health with Lumina Recovery.

Our dedicated Los Angeles drug and alcohol rehab team is ready to support you every step of the way, offering the care and guidance needed to overcome prescription drug addiction.

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