Treating Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction is particularly common in the benzodiazepine (Valium, Ativan, Xanax, Rivotril and other sleeping pills), barbiturate (Fiorinal, etc.) and opioid (Percodan, morphine, codeine, etc.) categories. Most of the time these drugs are prescribed for people with problems such as acute or chronic anxiety, insomnia or pain. In some cases, these drugs can be purchased on the black market. Because people develop tolerance to drugs over time, the dose has to be increased to get the same effect, which may worsen addiction. When a person decides to stop using these drugs, they  go through a withdrawal process, which, in some cases, can be very complex and possibly fatal (as with benzodiazepines).

How we can help you

In addition to teaching you how to change your lifestyle to better control your symptoms of anxiety, pain or insomnia, Clinique Nouveau Départ – EHN offers a four-dimension treatment program:

  • Ensuring a comfortable withdrawal process to eliminate the physical or psychological symptoms of withdrawal.
  • Replacing drugs that can be addictive with other compounds that can reduce symptoms without causing addiction.
  • Combining drug therapy with proven alternative techniques to reduce symptoms (massage therapy, relaxation techniques, etc.)
  • Encouraging a healthier lifestyle (sleep, physical activity, etc.)

Treatment offered

To treat prescription drug addiction, Clinique Nouveau Départ – EHN Canada offers you a follow-up program over a period of up to twelve months, with special emphasis on the aftercare phase.

The inpatient drug addiction treatment program lasts 6 weeks or more (depending on the primary care physician’s recommendation).


  • Understand your addiction as a disease
  • Understand how your addiction impacts your life and the people around you
  • Develop an abstinence and relapse-prevention plan
  • Manage relapse triggers and warning signs (stress, cravings, etc.)

Following this intensive period, weekly outpatient follow-ups are offered, including group and individual sessions. The group sessions are based on the principles of relapse prevention and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and allow patients to gain the skills they need to return to their respective communities.

Throughout the entire treatment period, in addition to counselling , you will benefit from medical services and, when necessary, medication-assisted therapy. You will also benefit from random toxicological screening.

Are you suffering from a prescription drug addiction?

Our team is available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. We encourage you to contact us. We will answer your questions confidentially.

1 (888) 488-2611

What is Prescription Drug Addiction?

It is difficult to recognize prescription drug addiction, both for the person who is addicted and those around him. Nowadays, knowledge in this field, as well as the resources and support offered, contribute more than ever to breaking the cycle of addiction and to the recovery of individuals with addiction.

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