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Pain Pills & Prescriptions

We offer the care and support you need to overcome your addiction to pain pills and prescription medicine.
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Treatment for Addiction to Pain Meds and Prescriptions

Our compassionate providers at New Day Recovery Center are here to guide you to a life free from your pain medication addiction. With our variety of programs, we’ll help you work through your substance use disorder and achieve a healthier future.

What Is a Prescription Pill and Pain Meds Addiction?

An addiction to prescription pain pills and other medications is marked by an increased physical and mental dependence on them. Addiction also leads to a higher tolerance of the medication, meaning you need to use more of the drug to get the desired effect. Opioids are the most commonly abused prescription pain pills. These pills stimulate the pleasure sensor of your brain, which means that when you use, your brain produces dopamine and the other chemicals responsible for pain relief, and sometimes euphoria. This release of chemicals is what makes this kind of medicine highly addictive.

While addiction to pain pills is most prevalent, it’s possible to become addicted to other kinds as well, such as benzodiazepines, like XANAX and Klonopin, as well as amphetamines, such as Adderall.

Signs and Symptoms

The effects of addiction depend on the type of drug that’s being abused, but there are some shared signs of addiction across many different prescriptions. Some of these are: isolation or withdrawing from loved ones, irrational or risky behavior, high anxiety, mood swings, and increased use of the drug. Symptoms of an addiction to pain pills typically include drowsiness, nausea, itchy skin, cognitive difficulties, labored breathing, and poor coordination.

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Long-Term Effects of a Prescription Pill Addiction

An addiction to prescription pain pills can wreak havoc on your brain and body if left unaddressed. In addition to lasting mental health issues, it can cause physical problems as well, like trouble breathing, bone fractures due to density loss, gastrointestinal issues, and more.

Long-term pill abuse can also lead you to abuse other drugs when you lose access to your prescription. An addiction to pain pills often causes people to seek out cheaper, more accessible opiates on the street, like heroin. This is incredibly dangerous because of heroin’s potency and the fact that it’s often laced with fentanyl, an exceptionally strong opiate that’s recently caused a rise in overdose deaths.

Pain Medication Detox and Withdrawal

Detoxing from pain pills can strain the body via intense withdrawal symptoms, which include nausea, diarrhea, excessive sweating, restlessness, insomnia, and tachycardia, or racing heart rate. It’s important to detox under the care of trained professionals to help you get through these uncomfortable and dangerous symptoms. At New Day Recovery Center, we have the support you need to start treatment, and will set you up with our trusted medical detox partners for a higher level of care.

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