Choosing the Best Inpatient Painkiller Rehab Center

Painkillers are prescription medications provided by medical personnel to provide pain relief in patients. When used for a short period of time under a doctor's supervision, painkillers are rarely addictive. Addiction can develop however with extensive or recreational use, resulting in the need for a painkiller rehab program to quit the drug use in a safe manner. One study by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 1.9 million people are estimated to have abused prescription pain relievers in the United States. Painkiller rehab programs can help greatly in stopping this painkiller abuse. According to the Prescription Opioid Treatment Study run by the NIDA's Clinical Trials Network, 49 percent of study participants reduced their painkiller abuse with the tapering process used by most rehab programs.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Facilities

The majority of painkiller rehabilitation facilities are run on an inpatient basis. This is to allow for constant medical supervision during the rehabilitation process. While outpatient clinics can offer the medication needed for the tapering process used to reduce the levels of drugs in a patient's system without causing withdrawal to occur, an outpatient clinic cannot prevent the patient from obtaining more of the painkillers of their choice. This leads to greater relapse chances than in an inpatient environment where access to drugs is restricted.

Do I Need a Residential Rehab Facility?

Successful rehab requires that you commit to getting clean of painkillers. The greater your commitment to the process, the higher your chances of quitting the painkiller use and also avoiding painkiller abuse in the future. With the 24-hour supervision available at a residential painkiller rehab program, you can avoid the temptations of relapse because the painkillers are simply unavailable. You'll be limited to only those medications the doctor prescribes, which may include a non-addictive painkiller if you still require medication for an injury.
Call 1-888-716-9806 for more information about residential rehab facilities offering painkiller rehab treatment.

Opioid Rehab Center

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Tolerance vs. Painkiller Dependence

Prescription painkillers are usually opioids and can cause both psychological and physical dependency in a user. Physical dependencies are the result of a growing tolerance to the drug causing the user to increase the dosage amount over time to achieve the same high. Eventually the user's body becomes accustomed to having the high levels of painkillers present in the system, and becomes dependent on these levels.

Are Painkiller Rehabs Confidential?

Painkiller rehab programs are both private and confidential. Rehabilitation is based in large part on being completely honest about your drug use. This requires a level of trust between the user and the program personnel, one built on the privacy offered by the rehabilitation program. Program administrators and other participants keep your presence in the program confidential, while your medical records are protected by law to ensure their privacy as well. Program privacy may extend to a private room during the rehab process as well. Private rooms may be limited, however, depending on program occupation levels, or program policy.
You can call 1-888-716-9806 and speak to an advisor about the locations of programs offering private accommodations.

How Long Does Inpatient Painkiller Rehabilitation Take?

The length of treatment time for painkiller rehab varies widely according to the program entered and the patient's process through that program. Many residential programs occur in 30-day increments, with minimal participation being 30 days and residencies commonly lasting up to 90 days. Treatment can be further extended through stays in residential communities for up to a year. A patient is expected to remain in residence until the treatment process is complete, so even shorter program expectations may be extended to allow the patient to be successful.

What Happens During Treatment?

Treatments can vary significantly depending on the patient's severity of addiction, the presence of any additional conditions and the patient's reaction to the treatment process. A painkiller rehab program constantly reassesses the patient's progress and treatment effectiveness as the program continues to make adjustments where needed. Even with the modifications to treatment this creates, there are still some basic steps for all treatment programs.

  • Treatment begins with the intake and assessment step, where the patient is given a medical exam and questioned about his or her drug history.
  • After the intake process, the patient proceeds through detox, tapering down the painkillers in his or her system, oftentimes by taking a substitute opioid such as Subutex.

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Paying for Painkiller Addiction Treatment

Painkiller rehab program cost varies significantly depending on the program length, location and quality level for inpatient care. Much of your stay may be paid using your health insurance, as rehab is a medical expense. There may be alternative methods of paying though, in case your insurance does not cover the entire expense. The program may offer financing, allowing you to pay the cost in multiple payments. The program may also reduce the cost of rehab, providing an income-based reduction in program price.

Should I Travel for Rehab?

With painkiller rehabilitation facilities throughout the country, you can often choose where you wish to go for treatment. A facility near your home offers you the benefits of remaining near friends or family. Unfortunately, a facility near home also fails to remove you far from the environment in which you became addicted, which may cause some issues with your commitment to seeing the treatment through to its end. When deciding on a facility location, take both issues into consideration, and base the decision on which choice you feel provides you with the best chance at success in the program.

I Want to Find an Executive or Luxury Rehab Center

If executive issues have been a stumbling block you, your husband or your wife from looking for help for a narcotic or prescription drug problem or behavior-related addiction, executive rehab facilities can be invaluable. Coupling high-quality substance abuse and behavior addiction treatments with the flexibility of occasional computer and phone access, an executive can get clean and sober away from the spotlight.

Many fine illicit substance and behavioral addiction treatment clinics grant the top-tier amenities you would expect only in America's finest hotels, with your success and well-being being the biggest priorities. From gym facilities and in-house massage therapy to housekeeping services and fine linens, you can get the top narcotic, prescription drug or behavior addiction treatment for yourself, your husband or your wife while enjoying rehab. If you need help looking for excellent luxury treatment programs for addiction to painkillers, dial our toll-free hotline right away at 1-888-716-9806.

What Happens After?

After treatment in a painkiller rehab program, you'll need to continue to work on your sobriety. The psychological cravings of dependency often remain, increasing the temptation toward relapse. To avoid a relapse, aftercare in the form of therapy and support groups may be necessary.
Call 1-888-716-9806 for information on aftercare options available in your area.

Are You, or Is the Addict, Ready?

If you know of someone who has a painkiller addiction then you should speak to him or her about the addiction and about getting help. If you're an addict and want to end your addiction, then you should enter into a painkiller rehab program as soon as possible. When you're willing to make the commitment to getting and staying clean, you're ready for help.

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Additional Treatment Information

Whether you're an addict looking to start the rehabilitation process or a family member or friend looking to provide support, you should learn as much about the treatment process as possible. Research the painkiller rehab program that you're considering using for treatment. Many programs use a 12-step approach that helps the user approach their treatment from a spiritual angle. For non-spiritual patients, programs that are more secular make use of other methods. Several faith-based treatment programs exist as well, along with programs that provide a more holistic treatment approach. You should also look into the entire treatment procedure, from the assessment and detox processes to the therapeutic approach used by the program counselors. Research inpatient and outpatient treatment availability for programs that you're considering as well. Finally, look into any sober living residency options, along with any available aftercare for when you leave the treatment facility.

It's Not Too Late to Turn Everything Around

Your addiction to painkillers may have started with an injury, or you may have begun taking prescription painkillers recreationally. No matter how it began though, or how long it's lasted, it's not too late to quit taking prescription painkillers. A painkiller rehab program can offer you the help you need to kick the habit and live a clean lifestyle. All it takes is a commitment to getting clean, and entry into a painkiller treatment facility.

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Questions & Answers
  • Ella

    What are the slang, street names or nicknames for painkillers?

    • rehabs.com

      There are a large number of painkillers available for purchase on the street. Some of the street names for these painkillers include:

      • Vic
      • Oxy
      • Apache
      • Tango and Cash
      • Dust
      • Morph
      • Cody
      • Schoolboy
      • Dillies
      • Percs
      • Watson-387
  • James

    Am I addicted to painkillers?

    • rehabs.com

      An addiction to painkillers can be determined primarily by the presence of withdrawal symptoms after quitting the painkiller use cold turkey, and by drug-seeking behavior. Physical withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, sweating, muscle aches, restless legs, nausea, insomnia and an increased heart rate. Drug-seeking behavior can include illicit drug purchases or doctor shopping for multiple prescriptions. For more information on the signs of addiction and for painkiller rehab program locations, call 1-888-716-9806 to speak to a treatment advisor.

  • Mitch

    What are the long-term effects of painkiller abuse?

    • rehabs.com

      Long-term users of painkillers may experience respiratory depression, among other health issues.

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