Partially because prescription drugs generally do not carry the stigma associated with other drugs, prescription drug abuse affects millions of people from all walks of life. Of all the prescription drugs available, painkillers are some of the most commonly abused. Many people who suffer from painkiller addiction have a prescription and developed an addiction while they were still acquiring painkillers legally. This is especially common among patients who suffer from chronic pain and who take more than the prescribed amount in an attempt to experience relief. Others who suffer from addiction use painkillers to experience a high.
“Regardless of why you have become addicted to painkillers, we are available to hear your story.”Regardless of why you have become addicted to painkillers, we are available to hear your story. Whether you need a listening ear or advice on how to set out on the road to recovery, you can call our painkiller recovery hotline at any time at 1-888-319-2606 Who Answers? . We understand why people suffer from addiction and know that no two stories are the same.
The Withdrawal Process
It is important to note than painkiller addiction is very dangerous, and you should not wait any longer to begin the recovery process. You should never go through the withdrawal process without the assistance of detox professionals. The vast majority of overdoses happen while people are going through withdrawal. Because painkiller withdrawal is so uncomfortable, many people relapse just to relieve their withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, because withdrawal lowers the body’s tolerance, it is very easy to overdose at this stage, especially when you are desperate for relief. It is also important to understand that quitting cold turkey may result in withdrawal side effects that can easily prove fatal or severely injurious.
Patients who are about to go through painkiller withdrawal should prepare themselves for what is likely to happen during the process. When you go through withdrawal at an inpatient recovery center, a team of detox professionals is ready to help you through the process and provide relief whenever possible. Withdrawal symptoms range from mild to severe and may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle spasms and pain
- Excessive sweating
Choosing a Recovery Center
When you call our hotline, we will provide information on local recovery centers. Recovery centers are always recommended for people who suffer from addiction to dangerous substances, such as painkillers. Because outpatient centers allow their patients to stay home during the recovery process, we always recommend that patients choose inpatient centers instead when it comes to recovering from an addiction to painkillers. This is due to the severity of withdrawal symptoms and the likelihood of an overdose if the patient has access to drugs that provide relief from these symptoms. Inpatient recovery centers offer relief for some of the more uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
Some patients choose outpatient centers over concerns about continuing with work, but quality inpatient centers provide programs for patients who need to stay in communication with their workplace. Call our painkiller recovery hotline today to receive advice on which rehab and recovery treatment center is right for you.
Your path to recovery is not over when you complete your last day at the recovery center. After returning home, it is very important to join a peer support group. We will provide information on both in-person and online peer support groups, so you will certainly be able to find one that suits your needs. Remember that the key to a successful recovery is support, and a peer support group will provide the encouragement you need to maintain your sobriety.
Whether you need assistance as you research recovery centers or you just need someone to talk to, we are just a phone call away at 1-888-319-2606 Who Answers? . Call us at any time, day or night, to receive support and the help you need to start your journey.
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