Painkiller Addiction

Painkiller Addiction

Painkillers include prescription drugs like oxycodone, fentanyl, and methadone. These drugs are prescribed by a doctor to relieve pain caused by a wide array of medical conditions and diseases. According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse, people become addicted to painkillers when they've used a prescription for a long period of time or misuse a prescription. In the United States, approximately 45 people die from painkiller overdoses every day. For every painkiller overdose death that happens in the United States, it is estimated that another 30 people are admitted to an emergency room for an overdose. If you or a loved one are suffering from painkiller addiction, give The View a call at (877) 310-4343 to get help today.

General Signs and Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction

Painkillers are generally associated with a feeling of relaxation and euphoria. Someone under the influence of painkillers may be confused, drowsy, and have constricted pupils. Other signs that a person might be abusing painkillers include:

  • Irritability
  • Financial problems
  • Doctor shopping, social isolation, and multiple prescriptions

Withdrawal symptoms are also a sign of painkiller addiction. Depending upon the type of painkiller, withdrawal can start within twelve hours of the last dose. Symptoms typically include headaches, nausea, sweating, fatigue, and other symptoms. Overdose is also very common and deaths from painkiller overdoses increase each year.

Painkiller Addiction Treatment

The View is a luxury detox center in Los Angeles that specializes in painkiller addiction treatment. Services for clients include individual therapy, group psychotherapy, and stress reduction groups. During their medical intake, clients get necessary medications to ease their withdrawal symptoms.

Additional services available at The View include CBT, DBT, and EMDR. These treatment options can help clients learn new behaviors, deal with cravings, and avoid situations where relapse can happen. Also, we can help alleviate trauma that might be contributing to the addiction.

The View also recognizes that an atmosphere of comfort and safety are vital for painkiller addiction recovery.  Our highly trained staff provides one-on-one attention for each client. The View's luxury facilities help clients recover in a stress-free environment. Additionally, services like massage, meditation, and yoga are also available to help clients effectively avoid stress while they are in recovery.

Give The View a Call Today

If you or a loved one are suffering from painkiller addiction, give us a call at (877) 310-4343 for help today. Our caring and professional team have the resources to help get you on the road to recovery.

Learn More About Common Addictions We Treat