If I'm on Medication That Is in No Way Connected to the Drug Abuse Issue, Can I Bring Them to the Drug Rehab?
Every drug rehab facility has its own policies regarding prescribed medicines in the United States. If the medication is vital for the patient's health, then none of the drug rehab centers would stop or forbid them from taking the medicines. The drug rehabilitation center makes sure that they take the medical slips from the patients at the very beginning, and feed the patients the prescribed medicines at the right intervals and correct dosage which is prescribed by their doctors. In this manner, the patients can have their medication without abusing it.
There are certain medications that are banned by the rehab facilities because they have the potential for abuse. Xanax and similar drugs that act as muscle relaxants are banned. Also, medications which are amphetamines such as Adderall and also others ADD/ADHD medicines are banned by the drug rehab centers. Even medications that can cause sleep are banned because of the potential for addiction. The rules are just to ensure that the patient remains safe and is treated properly in the drug rehab arena. Drug rehab arenas have their own methods for this and are made clear to the addict before he/she enters the center for treatment.