Pain pill addiction can happen to anyone and is much more common than many people realize. One of the main reasons people see a doctor is to find pain relief. There are many types of drugs available to ease or eliminate pain, and for some people they can be highly addictive.
One of the scary truths about pain pill addiction is that it winds up leaving victims in more pain than when they started taking the pills to help ease pain, including opioids. Opioids are prescription opioid pain medications such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and heroin.
Pain Pill Addiction Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of pain pill addiction may include:
- Feeling no pain
- Shallow or slow breathing
- Small pupils
- Itching or flushed skin
- Vomiting or nausea
- Slurred speech
- Poor judgment
Symptoms of Opioid Drug Withdrawal
If you or a loved one is trying to quit a pain pill addiction, you will experience drug withdrawal symptoms. After using opioids for a long period of time, you can develop a physical dependence and tolerance to them. Symptoms of drug withdrawal from opioids may include:
- Runny nose
- Craving for the drug
- Muscle aches
- Abdominal cramping
- Loss of appetite
- Enlarged pupils
Pain Pill Addiction Treatment
Treatment for pain pill addiction doesn’t need to be frightening or painful. 2nd Chance Treatment Center is staffed by experienced medical professionals who understand the process and serve patients in Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Phoenix. Our sole purpose is to be there every step of the way to make detox as painless as possible. Medication maintenance treatment plans for Opioid Use Disorder include:
- Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone, ZubSolv, etc.)
- Naltrexone (Vivitrol, etc.).
2nd Chance Treatment Center’s integrated approach toward treatment incorporates comprehensive and effective medication maintenance plans for patients throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler and Glendale.
If you or someone you love is battling pain pill addiction, the time to get help is now. 2nd Chance Treatment Center focuses on breaking dependency, promoting behavior modifications and pain management education.
Call (602) 464-9576 today to learn more.