By: Lakeview Health
Painkiller Addiction Destroys Lives
Painkillers are usually narcotic, highly addictive medications used for acute and chronic pain management. Opana, OxyContin, Roxicodone, and Percocet are among the most commonly abused narcotic pain medications today. They are all classified as opiates. Opiate medications decrease the perception of pain and produce a feeling of euphoria that motivates addicts to continue using them. When opiate medication is abused or taken over an extended period of time, it can actually prolong or worsen pain. When addicts are uncomfortable, they take more painkiller medication, not realizing that their discomfort may also be caused by the medication. In addition to worsening pain, addiction to painkillers can cause serious physical and psychological damage.
- Decreased Sexual Drive
- Loss of Muscle Strength
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Exacerbated Pain
- Memory Problems
- Cognitive Impairment
Once you are addicted to painkillers, such as opiates, it is strongly recommended that you attend medical detox at a substance abuse rehab facility. Medical detox is much safer than trying to suffer through stopping using on your own, which can be uncomfortable and dangerous. Don’t try detox at home. Start detox treatment today, within hours, and come to our Christian drug rehab. Call [Direct]
Developing Addiction to Painkillers
Pain medicines are usually referred to as painkillers. Once a person’s body becomes dependent on painkillers, the individual requires an increased dosage to achieve the same euphoric effect that the drugs initially had. This continued pursuit of euphoria causes Christians to act in ways that may go against their morals, values, and beliefs. Opioid addiction treatment is recommended to safely eliminate drug dependency. Life Recovery Bible, 1 John 6:9 states, “But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” God guides addicts while they attend a painkiller addiction treatment program, helping them resolve underlying issues and behaviors that have resulted from addiction.
Painkiller Addiction Treatment
Addicts who are addicted to prescription medications should seek painkiller addiction treatment with both a medical detox and drug rehab component. In medical detox, doctors monitor addicts to help decrease or eliminate the physical effects of painkiller withdrawal. In a drug addiction treatment program, you begin working through underlying issues that are contributing to your painkiller addiction and learning coping skills for long-lasting sobriety. Attending Christian drug treatment at Lakeview Health Systems will help you resolve the psychological effects of chronic opiate abuse. Call our confidential 24/7 addiction helpline and speak with one of our Christian addiction specialists to enter treatment today.