Prescription Medication Addiction Treatment


Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment in Byron Bay, NSW

The Bay’s personalised treatment programs for prescription medication addiction includes a medicated detox where a necessary and slow reduction from your prescription medication is supervised by our medical and therapeutic teams.

The Bay medical team have a comprehensive understanding of prescription medication dependence and the dangers associated with reducing and eventually stopping medications.

Prescription Drug Misuse is Common

Prescription medication dependence can manifest in many forms. One of the most common types of dependence involves the overuse of pain medications, sleeping medications and benzodiazepines such as Valium. In fact, prescription medication dependence is even more prevalent than dependence on illicit substances such as heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

Prescription Medication Dependence

There are many other forms of prescription dependence, such as the misuse of pharmaceutical stimulants prescribed for ADHD, or the compulsive abuse of sedatives used to treat anxiety. Pain medications, especially opioids, and other prescription drugs are extremely addictive with high rates of dependence, even for those who have never thought of themselves as having an ‘addictive nature’.

Unfortunately, prescription drug abuse can create physical, emotional, psychological, and social problems that impact people’s lives in many ways.

Your tailored prescription medication treatment program.

At The Bay you will be monitored and supervised by qualified medical professionals in a safe, nurturing, and respectful environment and have 24-hour nursing care available to you.

As appropriate you will receive supportive treatments from our team of holistic practitioners (massage therapists, acupuncturists), to help reduce any uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing.


What our guests say

I have attended other programs and felt overlooked due to the needs of the more complex clients that were in the program. At The Bay I was the focus of the team and gained a greater understanding of my situation… to make the changes required to live the life I wanted.

Having a psychology background I was very particular about what I was looking for, I didn’t want group therapy because I was at a point where I knew I needed individual therapy… it has been five months since I left The Bay, it has changed my life.

I have been in treatment before but couldn’t seem to achieve the changes I wanted. The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at The Bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and live the life I have been craving.

The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at the bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and finally live the life I have been craving for many years.

My wife found The Bay after doing a lot of research looking at programs all over the world. Treatment centres here in the US are very different! My life has changed in so many ways and I continue to stay clean and sober, thank you for all you have done.