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Prescription Addiction Treatment for Young Adults and Adolescents

teen and therapist high five in a prescription addiction rehab programAccording to the National Institutes of Health, among young adults, 5% of 12th graders misuse prescription medications every year. Prescription medications can be just as dangerous as illegal drugs, causing addiction and making it seem like recovery is impossible. By turning to young adult substance abuse treatment services like we offer at Kiwi Recovery, however, you or your loved one can get the help you need. Give us a call at 617.545.3344/a> today to learn more about our prescription addiction rehab programs.

Understanding Prescription Addiction

Prescription addiction refers to the use of prescription medications in a way other than prescribed. This can include:
  • Taking more of the drug
  • Taking the drug more frequently
  • Using someone else’s medication
  • Lying about your need for the drug
It is a chronic and compulsive condition that leads you to use the drug despite the negative consequences it causes. The prescription drugs most commonly misused are opioids, stimulants, sedatives, and anti-anxiety medications. The symptoms of an addiction to prescription drugs can vary depending on the drug involved, but some of the most common ones include:
  • Poor coordination
  • Confusion
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Memory problems
  • Mood swings
  • Isolation
  • Anxiety
  • Doctor shopping
Addiction can affect anyone, but some people are at a higher risk of developing a substance use disorder. If you have a family history of addiction, past experience with trauma or abuse, or a mental health condition, you may have a higher chance of developing this problem.

Teen Prescription Addiction Treatment Programs

At our center, we offer prescription addiction treatment programs for teens and young adults that can help you find your sobriety once more.

Full-Day Treatment Program

For those just starting a young adult prescription rehab program, our full-day treatment program can be helpful. Our full-day program offers an intensive level of care while still allowing you to go home each night. In this teen prescription addiction treatment program, we offer individual therapy sessions that rely on behavioral therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, which can help you identify the negative thoughts that can lead you to negative actions. We also provide group therapy sessions to let you see that you are not alone. You get a chance to speak with people your age who are going through similar challenges, helping you build new friendships.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a prescription addiction rehab program that is one step down from a full-day program. It requires fewer hours of treatment but still offers a high level of care. At our IOP, you can receive both individual and group therapy sessions. Additionally, you can receive family therapy to help you rebuild your relationships with your loved ones. We also provide relapse prevention sessions that can teach you stress management and emotional regulation. Because we want you to know that there is life beyond treatment, we also offer life skills training and nutrition education.

Relapse Prevention Program

To help prevent relapses, we offer a young adult prescription rehab program best suited for those who have completed a previous program. It involves sessions of behavioral therapy, along with group therapy and holistic therapies that can help you see that you are more than your addiction. By teaching you how to regulate your emotions, how to stay focused on your recovery, and how to manage stress, we can offer the tools you need to stay sober.

Get Help with a Prescription Addiction Rehab Program at Kiwi Recovery

If you or your loved one battles an addiction to prescription drugs, asking for help is the first step in the journey to sobriety. At Kiwi Recovery, we welcome teens and young adults who are struggling with mental health and addiction, offering a safe space where they can work through their conditions. Learn more about our teen prescription addiction treatment programs in Boston, MA, by calling Kiwi Recovery at
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