Starlite Recovery Center in Texas helps individuals struggling with prescription painkiller addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. The expert & caring staff at Starlite will help you or your loved one smoothly transition from detoxification to our residential rehab center.
About Prescription Painkiller Abuse Recovery
Learn about prescription painkiller abuse treatment at Starlite Recovery Center
Prescription painkillers are typically used by individuals who have been struggling with mild to severe discomfort. These medications, most of which are opioid-based, can be quite beneficial when used as directed by the prescribing physician. Unfortunately, the misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to a variety of negative outcomes, including the development of an addiction.
The pleasurable effects of prescription painkillers, which include euphoria and relaxation, can also make these drugs enticing for individuals who are searching for a recreational high. Regardless of whether a person begins to abuse prescription painkillers recreationally or in an attempt to self-medicate, the results can be equally disastrous.
Given the presence of opioids in most prescription painkillers, a person who becomes addicted to these drugs may find it extremely difficult to end their use without receiving professional help. When you become addicted to prescription painkillers or other opioids, your body will adapt to the presence of these drugs. If you then try to end or significantly reduce your prescription painkiller use, your body will react with a variety of distressing symptoms. This experience is known as withdrawal.
What Happens During Withdrawal
What happens during prescription painkiller withdrawal
As noted in the previous section, one of the characteristics of prescription painkiller addiction is the onset of withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using these substances.
When your body adapts to the presence of prescription painkillers, their absence can trigger significant physical and psychological distress. Common symptoms of prescription painkiller withdrawal include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, agitation, paranoia, and depression.
When you try to end your prescription painkiller use on your own, the intense distress of withdrawal can quickly cause you to once again engage in this dangerous behavior. The sense of shame and failure that can result from unsuccessful attempts to rid your body of prescription painkillers can push you even deeper into a downward spiral of substance abuse, and can complicate future attempts to overcome your dependence.
Thankfully, when you choose to enter detoxification at Starlite Recovery Center, you can successfully complete the withdrawal process in comfort and safety.
Our Detox Services
Detoxification for prescription painkiller addiction at Starlite Recovery Center
At Starlite Recovery Center, if your admissions assessment indicates that you can benefit from detoxification, or detox, you will work with a team of compassionate and experienced professionals to complete this process in a safe and comfortable manner.
While you are in detox with us, you will be under the care of experts who are familiar with all aspects of the detox process. These dedicated men and women will be by your side throughout the experience, and can provide medical and/or therapeutic support as needed. They will also ensure that you are safe and as comfortable as possible every step of the way.
Because detox takes place in a supervised environment, you will not have access to prescription painkillers or other substances of abuse, which protects you from the risk of immediate relapse. You may receive carefully controlled amounts of certain medications for the purpose of alleviating certain withdrawal symptoms, but you will have no opportunity to abuse these medications.
You may also participate in various therapeutic activities that will help you to manage discomfort and prepare yourself for the next phase of your treatment. As you are freeing your body from the prescription painkillers that you have been using, you will also be developing the skills that will support your continued recovery.
Once you have completed detox, you can then transition seamlessly to your next level of care.
Long-Term Benefits of Detox
Long-term benefits of detox for prescription painkiller addiction
In addition to helping you take an essential step towards freedom from prescription painkiller dependence, participating in detox at Starlite can also offer you a number of other long-term benefits.
For example, successfully completing detox is a significant accomplishment that can boost your self-confidence and give you a reason to be proud of yourself. Completing detox will also demonstrate that you are capable of accomplishing a task that may, at first glance, appear to be overwhelming.
This sense of confidence and ability will serve you well throughout your recovery journey. As you pursue a healthier future without prescription painkillers, you will encounter obstacles that may threaten your recovery. Each success, such as completing detox, will deepen your resolve and serve as a source of strength to be called upon in challenging times.
During detox, you may also be introduced to various forms of therapy, the 12-Step Recovery Model, and the power of the recovery community. The concepts and practices that you learn during detox will have long-term value as you walk the path of recovery, and the ability to give and receive support with others who are working to remain abstinent may be a source of ongoing strength.
At Starlite Recovery Center, we know how challenging it can be to ask for help to overcome a prescription painkiller addiction. We appreciate the courage that you are demonstrating by taking this important step, and we are dedicated to providing you with the services that you need in order to achieve the future that you deserve. To learn more, contact us today.