Although prescription painkillers can provide relief from the severe pain that accompanies medical procedures and chronic conditions, painkiller addictions is one of the fastest-growing and most deadly in California. Millions of people suffer from painkiller addiction, and many who become dependent transition to other illicit drugs. Painkiller addictions can also prove extremely difficult to recover from. However, if you or a loved one feels that addiction is affecting your quality of life, help is available through New Bridge Foundation®’s addiction rehab programs.
New Bridge Foundation® has over fifty years of experience providing addiction recovery services in California. Our staff of expert clinical and medical professionals has the knowledge and experience to help those struggling with a broad range of addictions. New Bridge Foundation®’s rehab programs can assist you in getting sober on the path to recovery and better health. Contact New Bridge Foundation® online to learn more or call us at 866.772.8491.
Symptoms of a Painkiller Addiction
Painkiller addiction often begins as a result of prescription drug abuse. Since over-medicating and addiction begin gradually, it can make it difficult to see that the addiction has started to form.
The symptoms of painkiller abuse can vary among individuals based upon genetic factors as well as the length and seriousness of the abuse. These symptoms can be physical as well as behavioral. A few common ones include:
- A powerful physical craving for painkillers
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pinpoint pupils
- Breathing issues
- Loss of consciousness
- Mood swings
- Increases in dosage
- Social isolation
- Stealing/lying to get more pills
- Attempting to get more prescriptions
Painkiller addiction is a dangerous and costly cycle of abuse that can affect anyone. If any of the above symptoms describe your or a loved one’s experiences, painkiller addiction rehab is a necessary step to getting better.
Benefits of Painkiller Addiction Rehab
Though many people struggling with a painkiller addiction believe they are capable of dealing with their abuse on their own, this can be extremely difficult and even dangerous. At New Bridge Foundation®, we can help through our detox program and our painkiller addiction rehab programs. Our detox program gives you a safe and caring environment to work through the difficult stages of detoxing. We offer medication-assisted treatment to help your body come off the painkillers in a more manageable fashion.
From there, it is highly recommended that you shift to our painkiller addiction treatment program. Our residential addiction programs are especially effective for clients who are early on the road to sobriety. They are also the best option for those who continue to relapse since they are centered on allowing clients to focus exclusively on recovery. Clients can retreat from everyday life and potentially harmful environments to focus on learning more about their addiction, develop coping strategies, and form new sober support structures in a safe community environment. These skills form the foundation of a sober life once our clients leave rehab.
Learn More About Painkiller Addiction Rehab at New Bridge Foundation®
If you or a loved one needs help with a painkiller addiction, New Bridge Foundation® is ready to help you. Painkiller addiction rehab is the first step away from addiction and towards sobriety and wellness. The skills and networks of support built at New Bridge Foundation® can last a lifetime. Our variety of treatment options includes:
- Detox program
- Short-term residential rehab
- Long-term residential rehab
- Outpatient telehealth services (California residents only)
- Evidence-based practices, including cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Family education and support
- Free aftercare for life