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Painkiller Addiction Treatment

Painkiller addiction treatment will be critical in helping you overcome your addiction to painkillers. It’s not unusual to become addicted to painkillers after actually needing and being prescribed the pain medication. You could have had an accident, gone through a surgical procedure, or had some other type of medical concern that led to you needing prescription painkillers.

At The Watershed, we understand that physical pain may be the underlying cause of your addiction. We also understand that you may still require some form of pain management when you have completed your painkiller addiction treatment with us. If you suspect that your pain killer use has turned into a full blown drug addiction, call The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768 and speak with one of our caring staff members so that we can give you the hope of healing.

Signs of Painkiller Addiction

Painkiller addiction can be complex because addiction itself is cunning, baffling, and powerful. You may still be in denial about your painkiller addiction, which is why it is critical to make yourself aware of the different signs of an addiction to painkillers. Check yourself to see if you can identify with any of these signs of painkiller addiction:

    • •Using the painkillers in any other way than prescribed
    • •Using prescription painkillers that are not prescribed
    • •Stealing painkillers or valuables to afford painkillers
    • •Personal relationship problems due to your painkiller use
    • •Financial distress because of your painkiller use
    • •Legal trouble for illegal possession of painkillers
    • •Missing work and/or personal obligations as a result of painkiller use
    • •Agitation when on or off painkillers
    • •Seeing multiple doctors to get prescribed more painkillers
    • •Withdrawal symptoms when not taking painkillers

Painkiller Withdrawal Symptoms

When you have a physical addiction to painkillers, you will have withdrawals when you suddenly stop taking the drug. You may even notice that you need to take more of the painkillers in order to not feel sick or to feel the same effects as before, which is called having a tolerance. Some withdrawal symptoms of painkillers include:

    • •Nausea and/or vomiting
    • •Confusion
    • •Breathing disturbances
    • •Lack of coordination
    • •Constipation
  • •Seizures
  • •Sweats and/or shakes
  • •Fatigue

Painkiller Addiction Treatment

Painkiller addiction treatment can help you conquer your drug addiction by providing a medically supervised environment where you can safely detox off all substances and receive care for issues that may have contributed to your painkiller abuse. Even if you are still in denial about your painkiller addiction, it helps to reach out to an addiction professional, sober support, or loved one because they can help you take a look at the situation and decide the best course of action to take, which is often receiving help at a drug rehab center.

Painkiller addiction is serious and can lead to fatal consequences. The reality is that being physically and/or psychologically dependent on any drug can be dangerous and bring a number of health, financial, and personal problems. Unfortunately, consequences do little to deter an addict from using drugs because one major characteristic of addiction is having the inability to stop using in spite of such consequences.

Fortunately, painkiller addiction treatment can help you wean off all substances and then work on building healthier coping mechanisms to replace negative ways of behaving and thinking.

Understanding What Led You to Painkiller Addiction Treatment

Part of what you will need to understand and what we will teach you in your painkiller addiction treatment program at The Watershed are the facts of your addiction as well as what led you to your pain killer treatment. Some people facing pain killer addiction did not abuse their prescription drug at first, but eventually, they may have found themselves abusing the medication, needing more of the medication to achieve the same effects, and/or going through physical withdrawals as a result of not taking the painkillers.

During your pain killer treatment at The Watershed, our team of addiction professionals will help you detox off the substance and go over your specific situation. In addition to this, our team of professionals will address relapse prevention techniques and go over therapeutic practices.

Through comprehensive care and qualified, caring professionals, you can start to recover from painkiller addiction. However, it’s important to realize that you may not feel better overnight because recovering from painkiller addiction is a process.

Most pain killer addictions begin because of prolonged pain killer use or high dose therapy, but there are also people who may have been abusing painkillers on the street out of curiosity, pressure, or as a a way to self-medicate. As a result of habitual painkiller use, your body became physically dependent on the drug and you may have even built up a tolerance, causing you to need higher doses consistently.

This is more than likely what led you to your pain killer addiction, but regardless of how you became addicted, the bottom line is that you will need painkiller treatment to recover. If you do need to enroll in a pain killer treatment program, call The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768.

Abuse Can Lead To Painkiller Addiction & Rehab

Painkiller abuse and misuse can easily lead to painkiller addiction. If you have found yourself unable to stop using your painkillers, taking your painkillers in any other way than as prescribed, buying more painkillers off the street, or using more painkillers to achieve the same effects, then you may be suffering from a painkiller addiction.

Do you find yourself lying to your loved one about your painkiller abuse? Are you taking other people’s painkillers? Have you suffered any financial, personal, or legal consequences as a result of your painkiller addiction?

If any of this sounds like you, then you need to understand that a painkiller treatment program is best for you in order to get your life back on track. You don’t have to live in an active addiction to painkillers. Whether you were prescribed the painkillers originally or not, you can learn to live a new way of life in sobriety and without the crutch of any substance.

At The Watershed, this is exactly what we will give you: a caring, supportive, and structured environment in which you will be seen as an individual trying to recover from painkiller addiction. At The Watershed, you are NOT just another addict. We provide individualized treatment plans that are specific to you, as an individual, so that we can help you best.

For additional information on the painkiller treatment programs at The Watershed, please visit our main page here. For immediate assistance call The Watershed anytime at 1-800-861-1768.

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