Prescription painkillers, especially opioids, are some of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. Because these drugs are legally prescribed, their presence can seem innocuous in people’s homes. When painkiller abuse goes unaddressed, however, the consequences can be heartbreaking. Learn how to spot the signs of painkiller abuse so that you can help yourself or a loved one in case addiction may have taken hold. Solution Based Treatment & Detox in Southern California offers full-service prescription drug addiction treatment. Ask about our holistic programs today through our online contact form or call 833.999.1941.
Spotting Painkiller Abuse
When someone has become addicted to painkillers, it’s essential to consider how the person “normally” behaved previously. Changes happen over time, but painkiller abuse can cause severe damage to your health. Once you have acknowledged there is a problem, it’s important that professional help is called in.
Indicators that someone may be dealing with painkiller addiction include:
- Taking higher doses than prescribed
- Difficulty stopping the use of painkillers after prescriptions have run out
- Changes in ability to care for personal hygiene and basic needs
- Difficulty maintaining regular sleep patterns, insomnia
- Confusion and poor concentration
- Self-isolation and loss of interest in relationships with others
- Mood swings, anxiety, and depression
These are just some of the side effects of painkiller abuse. Prolonged abuse can lead people to make desperate attempts to obtain more medication in illicit ways. It’s important to remember that addiction affects the brain in ways that cause people to compulsively seek drugs. When people are forced or “scared into” recovery, the treatment is almost always ineffective. Compassion and understanding can go a long way, and with experienced specialists at your side, the battle against addiction becomes easier.
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment at SBT
Addressing prescription drug addiction starts with medically-supervised detox. Getting the drug out of your body can be a difficult process, but we have got you covered at Solution Based Treatment & Detox. Our comfortable and inclusive treatment center offers a full continuum of care for those in need of prescription drug addiction recovery.
Painkillers are just one of the types of prescription drugs that are commonly abused. Some people may mix prescription drugs or mix prescription drugs with alcohol. At SBT&D, clients have access to addiction treatments for:
Treatment begins with full detox under medical supervision. Our medical staff is here to give you the most comfortable experience possible. After detox, clients may participate in residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), or an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Clients are provided with counseling, including individual, family, and group therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help, especially for those with co-occurring mental health symptoms.
Regardless of your personal history, our team is here to provide non-judgmental care. Our center offers specialized treatment in men’s and women’s rehab programs, as well as music therapy and faith-based treatment. Find out more about our extensive range of services today.
Open Up to a Brighter Tomorrow with SBT
Those dealing with addiction to drugs or alcohol may often feel they are a burden or “not worthy” of getting treatment. Solution Based Treatment & Detox’s team is here to help you bust this myth once and for all and help you rise above addiction. If you or a loved one are dealing with painkiller abuse, there’s no need to suffer in silence. Help is available, and with the assistance of compassionate staff and evidence-based therapies, you can regain control of your life. Take a moment to reach out to our Murrieta, CA center today online, or call 833.999.1941 to embrace a brighter tomorrow with us.