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PAINKILLER ADDICTION


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A Widespread and Lethal Epidemic

Prescription painkiller or “opioid” addiction has skyrocketed over the last decade, killing thousands in the process. Prescription painkiller addiction affects all age groups and economic classes. Rich or poor, old or young, Americans are consuming painkillers at a terrifying rate. There were 19,000 prescription overdose deaths in 2014. Recovery Unplugged Texas is committed to providing comprehensive treatment for prescription painkiller addiction.

OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet are three of the most commonly abused brand-name prescription opioid medications.

Some of the more common prescription painkillers include:

• OxyContin • Vicodin • Percocet • Tramadol • Fentanyl • Ultram

“Recovery Unplugged® provides a highly individualized treatment program that uses music as a tool to inspire, heal, and allow for a deeper emotional connection with an addict’s emotions.”

Signs of Painkiller Addiction

There are certain indicators that painkiller addiction is developing, including:

  • Doctor-Shopping (Going to More than One Physician to Get Multiple Prescriptions)
  • Clock Watching – Anticipating Doses
  • Extreme Changes in Mood
  • Changes in Sleeping Patterns
  • Legal or Financial Troubles
  • Loss of Interest in Career and Social Life
  • Extreme Risk-Taking Behaviors

Loved ones are often the first to recognize these signs. If you notice these changes in someone you care about, get help immediately before abuse turns to addiction.

You Don’t Have to Suffer in Withdrawal

For many people, the fear of the pain of withdrawal is actually greater than the fear of quitting the drugs. Prescription painkillers cause dependency in a very short time.

Withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Flu-like Symptoms
  • Extreme Changes in Body Temperature
  • Intestinal Problems (Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea)
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Extreme Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Moodiness
  • Achiness
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Poor Appetite
  • Confusion
  • Headaches

You don’t have to quit “cold turkey” and suffer needlessly. There are medical detox options and medication-assisted programs to help manage withdrawal and make you as comfortable as possible. Medications like Suboxone® and Vivitrol® can help users manage and overcome their withdrawal and cravings.

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS

Recovery Unplugged utilizes the universal language of music to help patients better articulate their emotions and overcome psychological obstacles that inhibit healthy self-discovery. Our creative leadership works closely with our clinical professionals to help patients find their voice and use it to heal.

GET THE HELP YOU NEED NOW

DON’T BECOME ANOTHER STATISTIC. RECOVERY UNPLUGGED IS READY TO PROVIDE YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE WITH QUALITY DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ADDICTION TREATMENT. CALL US NOW AT (855) 384-5794 TO TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK.

Health Risks of Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Over time, the abuse of prescription painkillers causes physical and psychological damage.

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Physical Effects

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Severe Intestinal Distress (Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Etc.)
  • Itching or Flushed Skin
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Severe Joint and Muscle Pain

Psychological Effects

  • Extreme Aggression
  • Paranoid Psychosis
  • Anxiety and Irritability
  • Hallucinations

Treating Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Prescription opioid dependency is complex and requires expert treatment.

Treatment needs to be tailored to each individual’s needs and should include:

  • Rehab and Behavioral Treatment
  • Traditional and Alternative Therapies
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Aftercare
  • Ongoing Monitoring

Often, painkiller addiction starts with a legitimate medical issue. It’s important that a recovery plan include alternative means of pain management to reduce reliance on these powerful drugs.

Helping Patients Beat Painkiller Addiction

Prescription painkiller addiction is a leading cause of the surge in heroin use. The current street-value of OxyContin is as high as $30 per tablet in some areas, while heroin can be bought for as little as $5-$10 per dose. Because heroin has many of the same effects as prescription painkillers, many users switch when their money starts to run out.

Recovery Unplugged is deeply committed to helping our patients recover from painkiller addiction through music-based treatment. We offer expert, medically supervised detox, comprehensive rehabilitation and behavior modification and an innovative, creative and effective approach to patient care. Don’t spend another second suffering.
Call Recovery Unplugged Texas today at (855) 384-5794.