Painkiller Addiction

If you or someone you love has fallen victim to painkiller addiction, you’re not alone and you don’t have to stay there. Call Recovery Unplugged now at 1 (800) 55-REHAB to stop living from pill to pill.

A Leading Substance Abuse Epidemic

The path to painkiller addiction has many different starting points. Some begin taking prescription painkillers for a legitimate medical issue like cancer-related pain or another extreme condition; others start abusing these drugs recreationally with little idea of how potent and addictive they actually are. However, you or your loved one arrived at painkiller addiction, the path to recovery begins at Recovery Unplugged. We offer a variety of treatment options, including medical detox and music-based behavioral rehab, to help you reclaim your independence from prescription opioids while taking natural steps toward a pain-free life. You don’t have to suffer in perpetual pain and sickness anymore.

It’s perfectly natural to not want to feel pain; it’s not natural to surrender your life to painkillers. Recovery Unplugged is going to help you strike a balance between healthy everyday living and recovery from pain pill addiction. Call us today at 1 (800) 55-REHAB to start your recovery and reclaim your future.

Common Types of Prescription Painkillers

Prescription opioids work by binding to pain receptors in the brain and spinal cord to alleviate severe pain. Some of the more common conditions for which opioid painkillers are used include cancer-related pain, post-operative discomfort, severe bone or muscle injury and moderate to severe chronic pain.
The category of prescription opioids incorporates a wide variety of medications, some of the most common of which include:

• OxyContin
• Vicodin
• Dolophine
• Fentanyl
• Morphine
• Tramadol
• Percocet

It’s imperative that the use of these drugs is monitored by an experienced and qualified medical professional. The moment patients experience withdrawal symptoms; they should consult their prescribing physician. They may need painkiller addiction rehab.

Identifying Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates More than 17 percent of Americans had at least one opioid prescription filled, with an average of 3.4 opioid prescriptions dispensed per patient. These pills are everywhere and, despite recent changes in legislation to restrict diversion, they’re not going anywhere. The ubiquity of prescription painkillers and their pervasive presence in American life means that loved ones of current users have to keep an especially close eye out for misuse and abuse. Painkiller addiction can be identified through a variety of behavioral indicators, including:

• Changes in Use without Doctor Approval
• Constant Preoccupation with Painkillers
• Watching the Clock between Doses
• Deception Regarding Use
• Extreme Changes in Mood
• Increased Isolation and Withdrawal
• Negligence of Appearance
• Decline in Professional Academic Performance
• Legal Issues Connected with Painkillers
• Rationalization and Indignation When Confronted about Use

The lines between acceptable painkiller use and abuse very often get blurred, and it’s critical that those close to potential abusers remain vigilant regarding amount and frequency of intake.

Treating Prescription Painkiller Addiction

It’s common for those suffering from prescription painkiller addiction to experience a variety of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, including fatigue, stomach illness, acute sensitivity to pain (hyperalgesia), sleep disorder, headache and migraine fever and flu-like symptoms, constipation and joint and muscle pain. These symptoms are best managed in a medically supervised detox program where patients can receive expert relief and be closely monitored in the event of a medical emergency. Recovery Unplugged is committed to helping you or your loved one successfully overcome painkiller abuse and help you regain your confidence and emotional strength. You don’t have to let painkiller addiction destroy your life. Call us now at 1 (800) 55-REHAB.

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