Opiate addiction is quickly becoming one of the biggest problems facing treatment centers across the country. Opiates effect people from all walks of life because they are legally prescribed by physicians. Many people don’t perceive opiates as being dangerous because they come from a doctor, but truthfully they are some of the most dangerous and addictive drugs available. When someone is in a car accident or undergoes surgery, most doctors prescribe an opiate for the pain. Those who have a long road to recovery end up taking the pills for a long period of time. As your body becomes accustomed to the opiate, your tolerance will go up, meaning it takes more pills to feel the effects. This leads to addiction and potentially an overdose. It can be even harder to recognize you have an addiction when a doctor is telling you to take the pills.
Withdrawal symptoms for an opiate detox can be severe, especially if the patient has been using for a long period of time. It is often very dangerous for someone with a significant addiction to opiates to kick the habit cold turkey. There are carefully controlled drugs which are used to help wean someone off opiates safely and effectively. Qualified addiction treatment counselors understand that opiate addicts face a challenging road, so they do everything possible to assist with the rehab process. Many people who detox from opiates still have pain stemming from the original injury or accident. There are pain management options that don’t include medication. Some of which include acupuncture, massage therapy, EMDR therapy, massage therapy and recreational activities. Our counselors will help each patient find the method of pain management which is right for them.
Pain killer dependency is a huge problem, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. Anyone can fall victim to opiate addiction but with help from The Treatment Center in Boca Raton, FL it’s possible to reach sobriety. We work closely with our patients to ensure that the proper course of treatment is observed. Our patients report feeling well prepared to prevent a relapse following their successful release from treatment. Call our office in Boca Raton at (561)376-2178 to schedule an appointment with one of our staff members.