Prescription Pain Medication 

Prescription pain medications are powerful opiates prescribed by medical physicians to treat acute, chronic pain. They are also known as narcotics and painkillers. Most addictions to opiates begin with a prescription written by a doctor for severe pain and suffering. An addiction to prescription pain medications is a form of substance use disorder. 

Due to their potent nature, opiates are quickly habit-forming. These substances can leave your body craving even more after any signs of pain or problems have been resolved.

Some of the common pain medications prescribed include Hydrocodone (Norco, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Morphine, Methadone and Fentanyl.

Small pile of various pain pills on wood table

For those suffering from prescription pain medication abuse, help is available to people in all stages of their addiction. Behavioral health substance treatment centers offer various options for sobriety. Specialty programs include oxycodone addiction treatment, morphine addiction treatment, Percocet addiction treatment, and Oxycontin addiction treatment.

neck and shoulders of woman, who needs oxycodone addiction treatment, holding up pill with glass of water

Signs you may be struggling with Prescription Pain Medication abuse:  

  • Regular or daily use
  • Taking more pills than prescribed
  • Feeling flu-like symptoms when you stop taking opioids or lower your normal amount
  • Getting multiple opiate medications from different prescribers at the same time
  • Planning your day around getting “enough” driven by fear of running out
  • Using more over time, or more often than prescribed
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent constipation
  • Itching
  • Rapid mood changes
  • Not bathing, changing clothes, or brushing teeth regularly
  • Ingesting pills in non-prescribed ways (e.g. smoking, snorting, mixing with water and injecting)
  • Obtaining pills outside of a doctor or prescription (from friends, drug dealers, online, etc.)

Behavioral Effects of Prescription Pain Medication Abuse

When it comes to abusing opioid medications, the ways you act and feel can dramatically shift from the norm. You may experience extreme mood swings from one side of the spectrum to another. You may become easily irritable and short-tempered. You may experience impaired behavioral decisions that are out of character.

Another aspect of life that is affected by opioid abuse includes financial factors. Individuals who have become addicted to opioid painkillers end up spending large sums of money to obtain drugs. Sometimes they end up spending money they do not have in an effort to fulfill their cravings.

This leads to stealing from loved ones and neglecting important personal and professional relationships. Patients begin to slowly pull away from friends, family and loved ones.

Individuals who are abusing prescription pain medications may find themselves participating in dangerous behaviors. Such behaviors include driving while under the influence of substances, partaking in risky activities and violating legal regulations and getting arrested. Prescription opioid use can greatly affect a person’s mental health and overall well-being.

Handcuffed woman holding prescription pain medication being arrested

Physical Effects of Prescription Pain Medication Abuse

Woman dressed in khaki colored clothes laying on khaki sheets in fetal position with pillow over head and a bottle of prescription pain pills nearby

It is apparent opioid addiction greatly affects the emotional aspect of a person’s psyche. But it can also create additional physical effects on the body. Opioids are a central nervous system depressant. 

It makes you feel calm and more relaxed and gives you a euphoric type of feeling while under the influence. Because of this, its addictive nature is easily overlooked.

The body is able to quickly adapt to the presence of opiates. Withdrawal symptoms can occur as soon as use is reduced or stopped. Some withdrawal symptoms can include restlessness, muscle/bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, and hot and cold flashes. 

Individuals can also experience slowed breathing and dizziness. In cases of severe abuse and addiction, individuals are at high risk of overdose and death.

Oxycontin and Percocet Addiction Treatment in California

In California, there has been an alarming rise in addiction to Percocet and Oxycontin abuse. At our Southern California, we offer clients in need of prescription pain medication addiction treatment opportunities to heal. Clients can choose from a variety of rigorous options such as medical detox, residential and outpatient programs.

Clients will receive a custom individualized treatment plan to best serve their needs. Our premiere treatment programs offer Oxycontin addiction treatment and Percocet addiction treatment. Hotel California by the Sea also offers addiction treatment services for various other categories of prescription pain medication.

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment in Washington

Prescription painkillers are one of the most abused substances in the United States. In the Washington location of Hotel California by the Sea, clients can expect to receive rigorous substance addiction therapies. Addiction to oxycodone can be especially dangerous. Such therapies like CBT and EMDR therapy become vital factors of their oxycodone addiction treatment.

Our specialized individual, group and family therapies allow patients to dive deeper into their addiction to understand their issues. Patients uncover the root causes of their addiction and build steps to heal. Dedicated clinical program staff will guide clients through every step of their recovery.

Morphine Addiction Treatment in Ohio

At our morphine addiction treatment program, clients can expect to receive treatment at various levels of care. Treatment options range from intensive residential treatment, PHP and IOP programming and access to various social support services.

Hotel California by the Sea in Ohio specializes in creating an individualized treatment plan for each client. Comprehensive care plans include services such as career and educational assistance, family therapy and the development of life-building skills. Clients participating in the morphine addiction treatment programs will receive a full continuum of effective treatment methods. Treatment will target every aspect of addiction.

Bust of doctor handing someone a prescription on a note pad

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