What We Treat: Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are, after marijuana (and alcohol), the most commonly abused substances by Americans 14 and older. With an estimated 16 million Americans who abuse prescription drugs, it involves people of all ages from pre-teens to senior citizens.

A common myth is that abusing prescription drugs is safer than taking street drugs because they are legal with a doctor’s approval. However, many prescription medications can be addictive and come with serious long term effects, which is one of the reasons why prescription drug overdose accounts for 60% of all overdose related deaths.

Drug Rehab for Substance Abuse

Withdrawal from prescription drugs can range from mild to life threatening. Our drug rehab is targeted to help patients safely stop taking drugs, find acceptable alternatives, and avoid relapse.

Commonly Abused Drugs

Commonly abused classes of prescription drugs include opioids (for pain) Vicodin, Oxycodone, Percocet, Morphine, e.g., Kadian, Avinza, Codeine. Depressants for anxiety and sleep disorders Xanax, Valium, Halcion, Librium, Ativan, Klonopin.

All of these classes of drugs directly or indirectly cause a pleasurable increase in the amount of dopamine in the brain’s reward pathway. Seeking to repeat the experience can lead to addiction.

Prescription drugs taken as directed are usually safe. When abused and taken in different amounts or for different purposes than as prescribed, they affect the brain in ways very similar to illicit drugs.

Prescribed drugs can be addictive and put people at risk for other harmful health side effects, such as overdose. Abusing prescription drugs is illegal, that includes sharing prescriptions with family members or friends.


At Ranch Creek Recovery we offer a non 12 step holistic approach to recovery. We treat our clients with only non narcotic/ non addictive medication while recovering from their substance addiction.

To help you through your recovery process, we offer amino acid therapy. Our amino’s are designed to specifically address addiction and help restore the neurotransmitters in the brain that are damaged while on drugs. These are an all natural option and help with things such as cravings, appetite, sleep and mood swings.

We provide small groups for more personalized care as well as daily individual counseling with our psychologist or certified counselors. Your treatment plan will be individualized to fit your needs which we believe is a necessary approach to succeed.

Along with daily groups and individuals, we provide a number of holistic experiential therapies such as yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, equine therapy and more. Our well rounded program will help you focus on yourself, and your recovery from drugs and alcohol.

We serve those with prescription drug addictions throughout San Diego, Murrieta, Temecula, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange County, CA. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call-us at our corresponding locations near you.