Opiate & Painkiller Dependency
More often than not, painkiller addiction is accidental. Many individuals who are involved in accidents, sustain bodily injuries, or have pain related issues will be prescribed highly addictive pain medications by a doctor without realizing that prolonged use can lead to severe opiate addiction.
The most common pain medications prescribed are:
Signs & Symptoms of Opiate Dependency
Signs you have a dependecy
Long term use of opiate painkillers creates physical dependency, and when you stop taking your medication, you will likely experience incredibly uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
Symptoms of opiate withdrawal include:
Treating Opiate & Painkiller Dependency
Compassion is key when addressing the symptoms that accompany the withdrawal from opiate painkillers. This process is extremely unpleasant, and it is very important that our clients feel relaxed and secure during their stay at our program.
Medication assisted treatment, including phased use of Suboxone® (buprenorphine) occurs under our medical supervision, alleviating the majority of the pain & discomfort associated with opiate withdrawal. Our medical protocol has the highest success rate when paired with a treatment plan that includes education, counseling, and relapse prevention.