This handful of medication could mean prescription pill abuse for her.Are you one of the millions of Americans currently suffering from prescription pill abuse? Did the addiction start with you taking medically prescribed medications? Many prescribed medications for pain end up as a source of addiction. Usually, dependence is not a significant risk if the individual follows their physician’s exact orders. When pain medications are taken in higher doses than prescribed or against doctor’s orders, the opportunity for real problems occurs and opiate addiction treatment may be necessary.

What Are Opiate Pain Pills?

Doctors commonly prescribe opiate medications like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine for pain relief following a surgical procedure, automobile or sports-related accident, and for some cancer patients. These powerful opioids can offer effective pain relief when taken as prescribed, but due to their highly addictive nature, users can easily develop a dependence to the drug if they begin consuming more or larger doses than prescribed.

Opioid pill addictions are among the most commonly abused substances in the United States, falling in behind only after alcohol and marijuana. This high rate of addiction is accredited to easy accessibility and relatively low prices compared to other drugs.

Opioid pain pills react with receptors in the brain, altering the way the body perceives pain. They also activate the body’s “feel good” receptors. This warm, euphoric high is what users begin to crave.

Over a period of long-time use, the body and brain get used to opioids, and need them to function properly. If an individual suddenly cuts their usage by half or more, or totally stops using opioids, the body will react by going into withdrawal mode.

Prescription pill withdrawal can be uncomfortable and sometimes severe, depending on the dosages and for how long the pain pills were abused. The most effective form of prescription pill detox should be performed under the watchful eye of an experienced medical professional who will be available if any complications should arise while the body is cleaning itself of harmful toxins. Self-detox can be painful and dangerous, so it is never recommended.

Common prescription pill abuse withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Easily irritated or agitated
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Bone pain
  • Insomnia
  • Increased tearing of the eyes
  • Flu-like symptoms including runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing
  • Excessive sweating
  • Yawning

Don’t Let Prescription Pill Abuse Control Your Life

Addiction takes lots of work to overcome. At Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, we’re dedicated to putting you on the path to life-lasting successful change. You may feel helpless right now, but during your time at our 30-bed, JCAHO-accredited facility, you will go through exhaustive treatment including individual, group, and family therapy that will help prepare you for a life of healthy and sober living. After undergoing detox at our partner off-site detox facility, our guests enter into their individually created treatment program that is based on their own personal history with addiction.

Our well-rounded approach to treatment will ensure effective results that will last individuals a life time.

We also offer:

  • Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab
  • Intense outpatient drug and alcohol rehab
  • Individual, group, and family therapy sessions with our experienced psychologists
  • Primary Care overseen by our physicians
  • Extended Care
  • IOP, PHP, and OP
  • Transitional Living
  • Sober Living

We can help you overcome this disease so you can be free to focus on the happy and healthy future that you’ve been dreaming of.

Help for Prescription Pill Abuse

You don’t want prescription pill abuse to threaten you or a loved one. We encourage you to take the first step towards the amazing life change that rehab brings. Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, has the treatment service and tools you need to end your days of toxic behaviors, once and for all. We encourage you to call us today at 866-605-0532.