As part of rehab (or shortly thereafter) the patient may begin to take more responsibility for their own meds. To help this transition one of these e-pill Medication Reminders are often used and recommended in Drug Rehab and Behavioral Health programs. Devices used for Methadone / Suboxone therapy.
I have a relative that I care for who lives alone and is addicted to pain medications and anti-anxiety meds.
Prescription Drug Addict: Every month she would run out of one or both medications several days early, causing her to have withdrawals. The doctor started prescribing only two weeks at a time, but still she would run out early. I looked at several different locking medication dispensers, gasping at the price of this one. But when I called the company that makes it, as well as several other models, they said that this was the only one that was meant for people on pain meds. The others were too easy to break into. So I bit the bullet and bought this one. At first my relative hated the idea of this. She didn't want me controlling her medications and threatened to 'smash it with a hammer'. But now, after a couple of months of use, she says she loves it! 'No wonder I took more than I was supposed to before,' she said, 'because sometimes I forget when I've taken them'.
I couldn't be happier with the results. No more frantic calls to me trying to get the doctor to giver her her prescription early. No more withdrawals every couple of weeks. S.O. CA
Learn more: Devices for Behavioral Health patients / Drug and Alcohol Abuse treatment. Science of Drug Abuse and Drug Treatment (http://www.drugabuse.gov).
A locked e-pill dispenser helps you stay independent. Simple to Use. Never double dose again!
Drug rehabilitation (often drug rehab or just rehab) is a term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and so-called street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. The general intent is to enable the patient to cease substance abuse, in order to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that can be caused, especially by extreme abuse. Learn more | Controlled Substance Schedules | Medication SAFE / Secure Drug Storage
e-pill Medication Reminders is Boston based medical device company. Since 1999 e-pill timers, alarm watches, pill boxes with alarms and pill dispensers have helped patients around the world remember to take medications on time (improve medication adherence / patient compliance).