Prescription drug abuse has become the most dominant addiction threat of the modern era. For the last three years, prescription-related overdose deaths have eclipsed those of heroin and cocaine combined. Although they are effective in the treatment of chronic pain, prescription opioids like OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet can also be incredibly deadly. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches offers modern, cutting-edge pain medication addiction treatment at all of our locations. Treatment for prescription abuse is a delicate situation best left to qualified professionals. Both the detox and rehab aspects of the process call for an experienced, knowledgeable, and balanced approach. BHOPB's facilities specialize in pain medication treatment and provide individualized, comprehensive care for all patients.
Pain Medication Addiction Can Happen to Anyone
Very often, people who never had any intention of abusing drugs of any kind unwittingly grow dependent on pain meds because they deviate from their doctor-prescribed regimen or fall victim to dishonest and unscrupulous physicians.
One of the cruel ironies of painkiller addiction is that it winds up leaving victims in more pain than when they first started taking the pills. Common effects of pain medication addiction include depression, respiratory problems, heart failure, and intestinal distress.
Multi-Phase Treatment for Lasting Success
Pain medication addiction treatment begins with an expert, sensitive, medically supervised detox. Painkiller withdrawal often produces painful, sickening, and dangerous symptoms, so it’s imperative that detox is professionally managed. Our doctors and nurses monitor detox patients 24/7 to track progress, offer compassionate and responsible symptom relief, and address any medical emergencies. Whenever possible, our staff will administer medication to mitigate the pain and illness of the withdrawal process. Once the patient has completed detox, they’re ready to move on to the next stage of their treatment.
Comprehensive Rehab and Behavior Modification
Prescriptions are more commonly encountered in everyday life than illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Therefore, it’s imperative that pain medication addiction rehab incorporate the development of resistance exercises to diminish the chance of relapse. Through focused group and individualized counseling as well as a specialized blend of treatment therapies, patients experience behavior modification and change the way they look at prescription drugs. If necessary, we incorporate family and loved ones into the recovery process and work toward repairing the lifestyle damage that patients have experienced in the wake of their addictions. Our approach rebuilds patients from the ground up so that, in time, they can once again manage their own lives.