Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
Prescription drug abuse has become the most dominant addiction threat of the modern era. For the last three years, prescription-related overdose deaths have surpassed those of heroin and cocaine combined.1 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 prescription drug addiction treatment in Florida that can help people who are addicted to painkillers get sober.
Treatment for prescription drug abuse is a delicate situation that is best left to qualified professionals. Both the detox and rehab aspects of the recovery process call for an experienced, knowledgeable, and balanced approach. BHOPB’s prescription drug addiction treatment centers specialize in pain medication treatment and provide individualized care for all patients. We guide patients through the entire treatment process to help them achieve their recovery goals.
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. Misusing pain medications can be very dangerous and it’s so important to always take them as directed by your doctor.
Additionally, prescription drug abuse often precedes abuse of illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine. When addicts find it’s become too difficult to obtain the medications they want, they’ll turn to cheaper and more accessible street drugs. Street drugs also tend to produce a stronger high than prescription drugs, which is another encouragement to switch to prescription drug addicts.
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. Often many individuals who become addicted to their painkillers become hypersensitive to pain, a condition known as hyperalgesia. Some other common side effects of pain medication addiction include depression, respiratory problems, heart failure, and intestinal distress.2
Our Prescription Drug Detox in Florida
For most patients, prescription pill addiction treatment begins with an expert, sensitive, and medically supervised detox. Painkiller withdrawal symptoms are often painful, sickening, and dangerous, 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 or needed, our staff will also 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 prescription drug treatment.
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment at BHOPB
Prescriptions are more commonly encountered in everyday life than illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Therefore, a prescription medication rehab must incorporate relapse prevention strategies in their treatment programs in order to diminish the chance of relapse. Through group therapy, individualized counseling, and a specialized combination of special programs and therapies, patients learn to modify their behavior and change their attitudes toward prescription drugs. If necessary, we incorporate family and loved ones into the recovery process and work towards repairing the lifestyle damage that patients have experienced in the wake of their addictions with our family program. Our pain pill addiction treatment options rebuild patients from the ground up so that, in time, they can once again manage their own lives free from drugs.
If you or someone you love is battling pain pill addiction, the time to get help is now. Our pain medication addiction treatment focuses on breaking dependency, pain management education, and promoting behavior modification. Contact us today to learn more about this program and our types of addiction treatment in Palm Beach.