Prescription Pain Pill Addiction Treatment
Prescription opioid painkillers have become increasingly popular since the mid-1990s, both on the streets and through legitimate prescriptions. While they can be necessary for certain people, the rampant overprescription of this class of medication has resulted in thousands of people becoming addicted.
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Prescription Pain Pill Addiction Treatment
Our Approach to Prescription Opioid Pain Pill Addiction Treatment
Painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin are commonly prescribed to people experiencing significant pain due to injury or surgery. Because of their accessibility, they can become misused. This misuse can lead to an addiction as the body and brain become dependent. At The Summit Wellness Group, we take an integrated approach to prescription opioid addiction treatment and recovery. This involves a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and holistic treatments.
These approaches to treatment, along with the expertise and support of our clinical staff, form an effective combination of tactics that provide our clients with the most comprehensive plans for their specific situation. This gives our clients the best possible chances of overcoming their addiction and rebuilding a happy life free from pain and prescription opioid use.
Our treatment programs are highly customizable. Each client receives the highest-quality care for their particular circumstances. That being said, some of the aspects of our treatment programs include:
Step #1 – Safe and Effective Detox
Depending on someone’s prescription opioid habits, detox may be necessary if they hope to have the best chance of recovery. In heavy or very long-term opioid users, withdrawal can be uncomfortable and even dangerous without medical supervision. Having assistance through this difficult process can make all the difference in the world, especially when alleviating withdrawal symptoms like:
- Anxiety or Agitation
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Muscle Aches
- Abdominal Cramping
Step #2 – Medication Management for Cravings
During treatment for a prescription opioid addiction, it is not uncommon for someone to experience lingering post-acute withdrawal. These are often coupled with cravings for opioids and can be reduced and treated with medications. This helps give someone a better chance of being more engaged and proactive in their recovery. Some medications prescribed during opioid addiction treatment include:
- Lofexidine. The first non-opioid medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid withdrawal. This medication can reduce the discomfort of withdrawal as well as reduce cravings for opioids.
- Buprenorphine. An opioid antagonist that can reduce cravings as well as some of the other symptoms of withdrawal.
- Naltrexone. Another opioid antagonist used for many years to treat both opioid and alcohol cravings.
- Clonidine. Treats symptoms of opioid withdrawal and reduces discomfort.
- Propranolol. Mild anti-anxiety effects that can be useful as an adjunct treatment for opioid withdrawal.
Step #3 – Individualized Treatment Plan
Depending on the individual needs of our clients, we may employ a combination of therapy, psychiatric medication, and holistic techniques to tackle all sides of addiction. Integrative talk therapies are powerful in helping someone recover from addiction while medications (such as antidepressants) can target possible co-occurring mental health conditions that may have caused or worsened the addiction. We have also found that using holistic therapies alongside traditional techniques enforces positive habits and coping mechanisms for long-term sobriety. Each of our holistic therapies encourages the natural healing process of the body and speeds up recovery.
Why Choose Our Opioid Pain Pill Rehab Program?
There are many different reasons to undergo the opioid pain pill rehab program at The Summit Wellness Group. A few of the reasons include:
Our reviews speak to our dedication to our clients and the level of care we provide. These reviews are done by clients, either current or prior clients, and others who are familiar with our program and staff.
I want you to be proud of where you went, not the stigma that goes along with it. So that’s why I create the atmosphere to be so upscale feeling. That’s the type of mindset that I want people to have, is to be proud of where you graduated from and got sober.Bob Schalit – CEO of The Summit Wellness Group
Here at The Summit Wellness Group, we understand how frustrating, scary, and isolating addiction can be. We understand how difficult asking for help can be. We keep this in mind throughout the treatment process, ensuring that both of our locations promote support, wellness, and relaxation. We want to make this process as healthy and comfortable as possible.
Understanding the pain that our clients feel when they come to us is one thing. Being able to show our respect and care for them is what sets us apart. Our diverse team takes your recovery journey seriously. We do everything in our power to make the process painless and comfortable.
FAQ Opioid Pain Pill Addiction Treatment
Opioid painkiller addiction can be a confusing and difficult experience, both for the person with the addiction and their friends and family. Some things that may provide guidance and help during this process include some frequently asked questions and helpful tips:
Reasons to Enter Treatment ASAP
When used outside of the prescribed treatment, opioid painkillers can be addictive and may lead to other drug use (such as heroin) as tolerance for opioids increases. You might not even know that you have a problem because you were prescribed that drug. If painkillers have interfered with your life in any way, it is time to get help before the development of long-term health consequences takes your life away.
When Is It Time to Get Help For My Loved One?
If you’ve noticed that your loved one has increased their use of opioid painkillers, or if they have prolonged their use by getting multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors, it is time to talk to them about finding help through a rehab treatment center. They may not even know that they’re addicted. Once the prescription runs out and they are no longer able to get painkillers, they may turn to heroin. Getting help for this addiction as soon as possible is critical and could save their life.
Warning About Opioid Overdose
As tolerance for painkillers increases, so too does the amount that a person takes. This could lead to an overdose and possible death. It is important to seek medical attention at the first sign of an overdose. Signs to look out for include:
- Pale or Clammy Face
- Limp Body
- Purple/Blue Lips and Fingernails
- Vomiting or Gurgling Noises
- Unconscious and Can’t Wake Up or Speak
- Slowed Breathing or Heartbeat
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We’d love the opportunity to help you during this overwhelming and difficult process. The Summit Wellness Group is located in Georgia and all of your calls will be directed to one of our local staff members. Our sincere passion is helping people recover so that they can live full, meaningful and healthy lives.
Call us 24/7 at 770-299-1677. If we aren’t the right fit for you then we’ll utilize our expertise and connections within the treatment industry to assist you in finding the best provider for your specific needs. Alternatively you can fill out our contact form and a member of our staff will contact you shortly.