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Meloxicam Addiction Treatment

Meloxicam Addiction, Abuse and Recovery Options in Washington State

When people think of substance abuse, they tend to gravitate toward cocaine, heroin, or alcohol. Meloxicam is an interesting drug because it is not one that people typically think of using recreationally. Someone with a meloxicam prescription may try to use it with opioids or alcohol for a more significant effect. If this happens, the person is abusing the drug and can quickly begin the cycle of addiction.

If you or someone you care about struggles with meloxicam abuse, it may be time to get help. Call us at [Direct] today to learn more about a meloxicam addiction treatment program in Seattle.

What is Meloxicam?

Meloxicam is a medication that many doctors have started to prescribe instead of sending their patients home with addictive painkillers. It can be very effective as long as it is used appropriately.

The drug is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), in the same family as ibuprofen and aspirin. While ibuprofen and aspirin are both available over the counter, meloxicam is only available with a doctor's prescription.

Most commonly, meloxicam is prescribed to treat pain and is very effective in treating chronic arthritis. It provides tremendous relief for people who suffer from chronic pain caused by their swollen joints.

As the opioid epidemic in America continues, more and more people receive prescriptions for meloxicam from their doctors for pain. This can be problematic since many people begin abusing the medication.

Meloxicam Addiction

Is Meloxicam Addictive?

Meloxicam is not known to be physically addictive, but many people with substance abuse problems can become psychologically dependent on it. When used with other drugs, the effects can be especially dangerous.

  • Chest Pain
  • Slurred speech
  • Memory problems
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Kidney and liver damage

After abusing meloxicam and becoming dependent on it, it is usually not long before signs of addiction become clear.

Signs of Meloxicam Addiction

Even though it is not physically addictive, people abusing meloxicam may still display warning signs of addiction. Some signs include:

  • Attempting to fill their prescription more often
  • Having an increased tolerance
  • Visiting more than one doctor to get multiple prescriptions
  • Stealing medication

Meloxicam does not cause any physical highs or sensations, but the cycle of addiction can still be devastating. People struggling with meloxicam addiction can still have financial, work, and relationship problems because of their addiction.

Once a person has transitioned from abusing meloxicam to being addicted to it, treatment is necessary to get off the drug. When a person is an addict, they cannot stop taking medication on their own.

Meloxicam Addiction Treatment in Seattle

After beginning the cycle of addiction, it can be challenging, even dangerous, to break it. Many people who attempt to detox from the substances they use on their own are not successful and relapse.

A comprehensive treatment program is vital to stop abusing medication safely. Each person will have different recovery needs, but intensive detox and rehab programs can help establish and meet the goals for recovery.

We take recovery seriously. Our outpatient rehab center in Seattle, WA, is one of the best in the nation. We have built this reputation because of our commitment to quality care for our clients.

We know that people recover differently because they experience addictions differently. That means that they need a targeted approach based on their unique needs. Our treatment programs can include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Dual diagnosis counseling

Recovery does not have to be a lonely journey. Call us today at [Direct] if you are ready to start the road to recovery from meloxicam addiction.

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Our admissions coordinators are here to help you get started with treatment the right way. They'll verify your health insurance, help set up travel arrangements, and make sure your transition into treatment is smooth and hassle-free.

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