Prescription Drug Abuse in New York City (NYC): How to Get Away and Get Clean New York City (NYC) is almost always at the forefront of the nation’s trends—and prescription drug abuse is no exception. While prescription drug abuse is growing nationwide—and Florida (FL)–claims the title as the United States’ painkiller capital—New Yorkers are increasingly addicted to pain pills (painkillers) and other prescription drugs. Emergency room visits related to prescription drug abuse and overdoses have almost doubled in recent years. The most commonly abused prescriptions are painkillers and sedatives, such as OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicodin, Percocet, and Valium. Prescription painkillers are physically addictive, meaning that they cause your body to become dependent on them. After you take OxyContin, Vicodin, or Percocet for a few weeks, your body begins to need it just to function—and that means that if you try to simply quit by going “cold turkey,” your body will rebel, in a process known as withdrawal. The symptoms of prescription painkiller withdrawal include muscle and bone pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome and other involuntary movements. Withdrawal is a difficult, painful, and often dangerous process; people who attempt to go through it alone usually find themselves back on prescription painkillers quickly, and without medical supervision it can actually lead to very harmful results. If you have a problem with prescription painkiller addiction or prescription drug addiction, it’s important to get qualified medical help and therapy as soon as possible. If you’re ready to get clean, call Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches, a top-flight, state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Our location in Lantana, Florida (FL), is convenient to Palm Beach International Airport, which takes many direct flights from New York (NY) and New Jersey (NJ) airports, as well as New England, Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, and other locations around the United States. Many prescription drug addicts from New York City come to Archstone Recovery in sunny Florida to get away from all of the stresses and the friends who enable their addictions. To learn more about Archstone Recovery, check out the rest of our website, fill out the form to your right, or call today.