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Treating Painkiller Addiction

June 5, 2017 Substance Abuse Help

Painkiller Addiction Treatment

No one sets out to become addicted to pain medication. It can be an easy trap to fall into, but also one that is escapable with the help of trained medical professionals who know how to treat it. Our medical professionals can gradually wean the person off of these substances, ease withdrawal symptoms, address underlying issues and provide appropriate pain management support. Long-term recovery from OxyContin and other painkiller addiction requires specialized treatment that addresses the underlying causes of drug abuse and teaches critical relapse prevention skills.

Painkiller Detox

Without supervision by medical professionals, withdrawal from opioid painkillers can be unpleasant to very painful depending on the physical makeup of the person and the amount of time the painkiller was abused. Opioid detox is different for everyone, but withdrawal symptoms may set in within hours of the last use, worsen over several days, and remain present for a few weeks. This is why medical care is critical for painkiller detoxification.

Painkiller withdrawal symptoms depend on the individual but may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Shaking/tremors
  • Confusion
  • Body aches

Medical professionals can administer opiate addiction treatment drugs such as Suboxone® and naltrexone to ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings and provide a safe, comfortable detox experience. They can also monitor vital signs and attend to any life-threatening situations immediately.

At The Ranch drug and alcohol rehab center, we take a multifaceted approach to drug addiction. We seek to heal the whole person, not just eliminate the destructive behaviors. First, our state-of-the-art drug detox program draws upon the latest evidence-based medications and approaches to prevent discomfort and cravings. We know how to address the mental, emotional and spiritual wounds at the root of addictive behaviors. Once clients have safely eliminated drugs from their body, they transition into a comprehensive drug rehab program. Our program helps them explore underlying issues contributing to addiction, manage co-occurring mental health disorders, develop healthy coping skills, and heal their mind, body and spirit through an array of traditional and experiential approaches. Learn more about our specialized drug rehab program or call 888-503-0205.

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