Addiction To Pain Management Drugs
Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Morphine and Oxycodone Addiction Recovery
The Opioids family of pain killers are routinely prescribed for chronic pain. Chronic pain is the pain which is experienced beyond short episodes like the pain persisting
for longer than expected when healing from normal injuries or illness. Chronic
pain may also result from injuries, illness, or reactions to environmental or
emotional stressors which its diagnosis is often complicated by the subjective
nature of the condition, and the role of the mind in experiencing the severity of the pain.
Opioids are offered in various forms such as: pills, liquids, skin patch, suppository form, or suckers to take by mouth. This family of pain killers works by the way of
suppressing one's perception of pain by reducing the number of pain signals sent by the nervous system to the brain.
The Opioid pain killers are available under generic names such as: fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, morphine and oxycodone.
As effective as these drugs are, they bring risky side effects, the worst of them being addiction and other side effects like depression, anxiety, reduced concentration, and
reduced functionality at work and social relations; which all contribute towards a generally diminished quality of life.
This is where a holistic treatment that includes intense therapy approach can help.
Recovery From Addiction To Chronic Pain Killer Drugs
At Center for Addiction Recovery, complementary
therapies are integrated into our treatment plans to help ease
suffering, as well as to support clients in gaining mastery over their habitual
responses to chronic pain. Additionally, psychotherapy remains a vital component
of treatment, ensuring that any cognitive distortions or anxiety/depression
are appropriately addressed.
As mentioned before, one of the significant problems associated with chronic pain management is the inadvertent
addiction to painkillers. Without proper management, sufferers of chronic
pain end up relying more and more upon high doses of painkillers with diminishing
relief; so not only do they end up suffering from the pain they try to numb, but also from an
addiction to strong pharmaceutical drugs. This is the point at which
a comprehensive addiction recovery plan is required.
At Center for Addiction Recovery, we consider
chronic pain from a biopsychosocial perspective--where in addition to medical
assessment of any possible organic causes, multi-disciplinary pain management
strategies are explored along with psychological assessments and an examination
of the social factors associated with the condition.
If you suffer from chronic pain or addiction to painkillers as a result
of prolonged pain, contact
to find out how we can help. A combination of Detox
and an Intensive residential
is often recommended.
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