Pain killers can be used for the treatment of severe pain, which may have resulted after an injury, bodily harm, medical conditions, etc. While doctors prescribe these medications, the reality is that opioid pain killers are extremely addictive. It’s not unusual for patients who take prescription pain killers to become addicted to them. In fact, the makers of OxyContin have been sued by several states for igniting the Opioid Epidemic.
Regardless, pain killers treatment has lead to a massive increase in opioid addiction, heroin addiction, drug overdoses, and even opioid overdose deaths. The reality is that opioid pain killers are extremely physically and psychologically addictive. Even knowing that these drugs can easily lead to an overdose and death is not enough to get pain killer addicts to stop using. Opioid pain killer addiction is as a disease, and like any other illness, it requires treatment.
Effective treatment for opioid addiction will address both the mental and physical addiction. Many rehab centers offer detox as their main treatment and maybe some type of outpatient counseling. However, unless you get yourself into an inpatient rehab facility for pain killers treatment that addresses every aspect of your addiction, including the reasons why you became addicted in the first place, you will more than likely relapse. Addiction is a threefold disease that negatively impacts addicts on an emotional, spiritual, and physical level, which is why you need support in all of these areas that have been affected by your prescription pain killers addiction. Treatment programs for pain killers must be able to help you understand that you are more than an addict and, moreover, that your addiction goes deeper than a physical dependency.
We understand what it takes to get you to sobriety at The Watershed. Therefore, we offer a variety of programs, which are derived from eastern and western medicine, to help create an individualized pain killers treatment program for you. However, as anyone will tell you, the first step to sobriety starts with you seeing that you do have an addiction to pain killers and the desire to be sober again.
It starts with you calling The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768 and accepting the help we are so willingly offering you. You can win victory over your pain killers addiction when you are willing to take that first step.
Asking for help with a pain killer addiction may not be easy. In fact, it takes courage to ask for help with anything, but especially with an opioid painkiller addiction. This is because you have to admit that you are no longer in control of your life, but rather your pain killers are. It is also because you have to admit that you abused your pain killers, which led to your addiction, and then your pain killers treatment. Having the courage to ask for help and receive treatment for pain killers addiction takes courage because nobody wants to admit they have a problem, but in order to get that help you desperately need, you have to become willing to accept that there is a problem.
Receiving treatment at a medical detox and inpatient drug rehab for pain killer addiction will also take courage. This isn’t to say that your rehabilitation process will be horrible, because in centers like The Watershed, you will have the same amenities, if not more than what you are used to at home. However, it does mean that you will go through a detox and come to terms with the reasons your addiction started and how it has affected everything around you. At a treatment facility, you will learn how to cope with life without turning to drugs.
Your courage can begin with calling The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768 and opting for a pain killers treatment program to conquer your addiction.
As stated above, having the courage to ask for help will lead you to your pain killers treatment program at a reputable addiction treatment facility. During your treatment, you will come to see that your pain killers addiction is nothing to be ashamed of because it is a disease. Without an effective pain killers treatment program, your disease will only progress and could even lead to death. This may sound harsh, but it’s the truth. That’s why seeking help for addiction is so critical.
At The Watershed, we are dedicated to providing effective treatment for addiction with our full continuum of care. We believe that knowledge gives you the power to overcome your addiction to pain killers and understanding the different aspects of your addiction and pain killers treatment is what will give you this power.
At The Watershed, we want to keep you informed during each part of your pain killers treatment because this is the only way that you can truly understand the purpose behind it. This understanding starts as you go through an intense medical assessment so we can decide what tools you will need to overcome your addiction. Afterward, an individualized treatment plan will be created based on this information to provide you treatment that is tailored to your specific needs. During this individualized pain killers treatment plan, you will begin to explore the different areas of your addiction and then be given the tools to deal with those areas.
If you need help understanding your pain killers addiction, you can call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768.
Once you have learned to move past your fear and into your residential drug treatment for pain killer addiction, you can reach sobriety. However, as with anything, there is a catch. In order for sobriety to be an option for you, there are a few things you need to know. It does not matter if you are attending outpatient or residential drug treatment, you will have to work towards your sobriety and maintaining it too. Nothing as serious as addiction will be easy to overcome. Moreover, you will have to truly want sobriety. A residential drug treatment center only offers you a safe haven from drugs and the tools you need to reach sobriety. It is still entirely up to you to use the tools to change your habits and life. You have to face physical withdrawal. You have to face the emotional and mental pain of what your addiction has done in your life. You will have to learn how to live again.
Understanding your pain killers treatment program means knowing that it will take mental and physical rehabilitation for you to reach sobriety. First, you have to go through the medical detox, which at The Watershed is medically supervised by health care professionals. Once your body became addicted to the pain killers, it changed. Your body thought it was normal that these drugs were in your system and adjusted so it could function with them. This is why when you are addicted, you physically crave your drugs. It is essential that your body learns that it does not need the drugs to function and this is done through the detox phase.
Aside from being physically dependent on the drugs, there is also a psychological component. This means that you can crave the drug in your mind just as much as your body did. Moreover, you may feel you need the drugs to function throughout the day. This is why you need psychotherapy included as part of your pain killers treatment. It will help teach your mind that you do not need the drugs. Psychotherapy is also important because you may have other mental disorders along with your addiction (depression, anger, poor self esteem, etc) that need to be treated. Plus, you need to realize that your actions have affected the people around you.
If you are struggling with an addiction to pain killers, then now is the time to get help with an effective pain killers treatment program at a reputable treatment center like The Watershed. Over 55,000 patients have been treated at The Watershed since 1998. You can get the help you need for your addiction too. Call The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768.