Prescription Drug Rehab in Massachusetts

Medically Reviewed

Jack Maroney

Medically reviewed by Jack Maroney, MSHCA, LADC1

Written by Lake Ave Recovery Staff
Updated on June 11, 2024

Lake Avenue Recovery in Massachusetts offers comprehensive prescription drug rehab programs for individuals struggling with addiction to opioids, stimulants, sedatives, and other prescription medications. 

Our CURE, evidence-based, and holistic treatment approaches combine therapy, counseling, and support services to help clients achieve lasting recovery. With a team of experienced professionals and a serene environment conducive to healing, we are committed to helping individuals break free from the grips of prescription drug addiction.

What Is Prescription Drug Addiction?

Prescription drug addiction is the compulsive use of prescription medications in a way that is not prescribed by healthcare providers. This can include:

  • Self-medicating by taking higher doses than prescribed
  • Taking someone else’s prescription medication
  • Combining prescription drugs with alcohol or other illicit substances
  • Using prescriptions recreationally for their effects

Prescription drug addiction can develop gradually the more the drug is taken. As dependence on the drug develops, it alters brain chemistry. As a result, people reach a point where they are unable to function without using the drug. 

Tolerance also builds over time, resulting in people using higher doses without doctor approval to achieve the desired effects. Additionally, any attempts at cutting back or stopping entirely result in unpleasant and potentially severe and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms without medically supervised interventions.

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Common Addictive Prescription Drugs Include

  • Opioids and Morphine Derivatives
    • Codeine
  • Depressants
    • Amytal
    • Phenobarbital
  • Benzodiazepines
    • Xanax
    • Librum
    • Valum
    • Ativan
  • Sleep Medications
  • Amphetamines
    • Adderall
    • Vyvanse

How Our Prescription Drug Rehab in Massachusetts Works

Our prescription drug rehab in Massachusetts offers access to several different programs and levels of care. Each one is designed to provide comprehensive care and support for individuals struggling with addiction while catering to the various needs of our clients.

  • Day Treatment: Our Day Treatment Program is a structured treatment program that offers intensive therapy and support while allowing clients to return home or to a supportive living environment at the end of each day. This program typically involves individual therapy, group counseling, medication management, relapse prevention education, and holistic therapies to address all aspects of addiction and recovery.

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Our IOP provides a step-down level of care for individuals who have completed a higher treatment level or those who do not require a highly structured program. IOPs offer more flexibility in scheduling and allow clients to continue working, attending school, or fulfilling other responsibilities while receiving treatment. Our IOP includes individual and group therapy, substance abuse education, holistic therapies, and relapse prevention strategies.

  • Evening IOP: Our Evening IOP is specifically designed for individuals who cannot attend daytime programming due to work or other commitments. This program offers the same comprehensive services as our daytime IOP but with evening hours to accommodate busy schedules.

Regardless of the program chosen, clients at Lake Avenue Recovery receive personalized care from our team of experienced professionals. We are dedicated to helping them overcome prescription drug addiction and achieve lasting sobriety. Our programs also incorporate holistic healing approaches that address the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of recovery.


How Do I Know I Need Prescription Drug Rehab?

There are several signs and symptoms that may indicate a need for prescription drug rehab, including: 

  • Taking high doses to achieve the desired effects from increased tolerance.
  • Experiencing physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop or cut back on medication use.
  • Strong urges or cravings for the prescription drug which leads to compulsive use.
  • Continuing to use prescription drugs despite any negative consequences, such as relationship issues and financial troubles.
  • Constantly thinking about obtaining and using prescription medications.
  • A decline in personal or professional daily functioning and neglecting responsibilities at work or home.
  • Trying unsuccessfully multiple times to quit using the medication without success.

If you identify with any of these signs and symptoms, it can be beneficial to seek an evaluation at our prescription drug rehab in Massachusetts.

How Is Prescription Drug Addiction Treated?

Prescription drug addiction is treated using a combination of interventions to address the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of addiction, including: 

  • Medical Detoxification: In cases of severe physical dependence on prescription drugs, a medically supervised detox process may be necessary to manage withdrawal symptoms safely.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Certain medications may be prescribed as part of treatment to help reduce cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms.
  • Individual Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based therapies are used to help individuals identify triggers, develop coping skills, and change negative thought patterns related to prescription substance abuse.
  • Group Counseling: Participating in group therapy allows individuals to connect with peers going through similar experiences and provide mutual support in recovery.
  • Family Therapy: Involving family members in treatment can help educate family members about addiction, improve communications, establish healthy boundaries, and repair damaged relationships.
  • Holistic Therapies: Holistic approaches such as mindfulness, yoga, art therapy, and acupuncture enhance physical and mental health during recovery.
  • Aftercare Planning: Developing a comprehensive aftercare plan is essential for ongoing support to maintain sobriety post-rehab and reduce the risk of relapse.

What Makes Our Prescription Drug Rehab Different?

What sets our prescription drug rehab program at Lake Avenue Recovery in Massachusetts apart is our unique approach to treatment, guided by the principles of CURE: Compassion, Understanding, Respect, and Empathy.


  • Compassion: We provide a supportive and nurturing environment where clients feel safe exploring their challenges and working on their recovery with compassion from our experienced professionals.
  • Understanding: Our staff members understand that each individual struggling with addiction has a unique story and set of needs. We tailor treatment plans to address these specific circumstances and promote healing on an individualized basis.
  • Respect: We uphold an atmosphere of respect for each client's recovery journey and encourage autonomy and dignity throughout the rehabilitation process.
  • Empathy: Through empathy, we create genuine connections with our clients to cultivate trust and validation without judgment.

We also offer trauma-informed holistic approaches combined with evidence-based therapies in a safe and secure setting while integrating physical and mental health wellness for long-term recovery success.


Start Prescription Drug Rehab in Massachusetts Today

Take the first step of reclaiming your life from prescription drug addiction at our prescription drug rehab in Massachusetts. Our compassionate and caring team is ready to walk this journey alongside you with personalized treatment and care plans. Contact Lake Avenue Recovery to start your path to a new and birther future free from prescription drugs. 

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