The Painkiller Epidemic: Prescription drugs, specifically painkillers, have become the most dominant drug addiction threat in the country and now claim more lives per year than cocaine and heroin combined. The problem has hit Florida particularly hard. Though incredibly effective in the treatment of chronic pain and major physical trauma, prescription pain pills like OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet are also deadly if the dosage is not properly managed. The longer an individual abuses these drugs, the more difficult their withdrawal process is likely to be.
As part of our expansive menu of care services, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches' facilities administer safe, comfortable and medically supervised pain pills detox. The process is conducted right on premises by a team of clinical experts.
Symptoms of Painkiller Withdrawal
Withdrawal from prescription painkillers yields a variety of devastating physical and emotional symptoms that only get worse as time goes on. These symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Severe muscle and joint pain
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Extreme agitation and aggression
- Mood swings and irritability
- Respiratory distress
- Heart palpitations
- Seizures and coma
These symptoms vary from mild to extreme cases, but are always best managed with the assistance of experts at a quality professional facility.
A Critically Important Part of Recovery
Lackluster or improperly managed pain pills detox can leave patients in unnecessary physical distress, and resistant to further treatment. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches incorporates cutting-edge research and compassionate symptom management to ease the physical toll that detox often takes on pain pill abuse patients. The goal of any quality detox facility should be making patients comfortable enough so that they stay positive about their recovery without being forced to focus on the pain and sickness of withdrawal.
Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need
If you’re one of the millions of people across the country suffering from painkiller abuse or addiction, our professionals are standing by to provide pain pills detox that allows you to get clean with comfort, discretion and dignity.
Before any progress can be made in recovery from painkiller addiction, a thorough pain pills detox is absolutely necessary. We offer responsible, safe and medically monitored pain pill detox at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches. Call (888) 432-2467 today for more information.
Infographic: Pain Pills Detox
This infographic makes the argument that millions of Americans are in urgent need of detox due to their abuse of pain pills. It cites statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that over 50 million US adults have used prescription drugs non-medically and painkillers were by far the most abused of these prescription drugs. It also states how opioid painkillers are responsible for almost 3/4 of all prescription drug overdose deaths in the US according to the Centers for Disease Control, highlighting the dangers of pain pill abuse. In addition it graphically illustrates the various means by which abusers obtain these drugs, most often from a friend or relative.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Centers for Disease Control
- National Survey on Drug Use and Health