Malova Still Struggling in Rehab
Prescription pain pills have truly taken over the lives of many people today. The ingredients in opiates like OxyContin, Percocet, Codeine, Morphine, Hydrocodone and Vicodin are extremely addictive and many people have a very difficult time recovering from their addiction. Former Miss Russia Anna Malova is unfortunately a high profile example of the difficulties overcoming opiate addiction.
In 2010 Malova was arrested for stealing a prescription pad from her doctor and writing herself prescriptions for Vicodin, which was obviously the root of her addiction. Malova was actually trained as a doctor in her native Russia, but she is not qualified to be a physician in the United States. Given the degree of her addiction, instead of being immediately convicted of her crime Malova was transferred to a court ordered residential rehabilitation program, but she has struggled ever since she started. She’s had behavioral issues at the rehab center and it has been reported as recently as March 2012 that Malova has been hoarding pills at the rehab center in order to keep up with her addiction. Clearly her treatment is not working, but it appears that she’s not completely committed to recovering.
It’s unfortunately very common for people to become addicted to prescription painkillers today, but thankfully there’s excellent rehabilitation treatment available to battle these tough painkiller addictions. As Malova has displayed, getting into treatment is only half of the battle because the patient needs to be committed for a complete recovery. Individuals who abuse or are addicted to prescription medications can be treated. Initially, they may need to undergo medically supervised detoxification to help reduce withdrawal symptoms—however, that is just the first step. Options for effectively treating addiction to prescription pills are drawn from research on treating heroin addiction. Behavioral treatments combined with medications have proven effective. Finding the right treatment center can make all the difference for a patient because certain standard programs may not work. At Seabrook House, patients can take comfort in knowing that we structure individually inspired detox and rehab programs in order to fit the needs of each unique patient. Seabrook House has rehab facilities located in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) and also an outpatient office in New York (NY). If you or a loved one is abusing prescription medications then be sure to contact Seabrook House immediately for the treatment to get on the road to recovery.