Around 1.7 million Americans are addicted to prescription drugs, usually pain medications. If you or someone you love is abusing prescription pain medication, contact James Mirazita, MD, and his team at Oasis Recovery in Nashua, Bedford, and Concord, New Hampshire. They offer customized pharmaceutical addiction rehabilitation services to help you recover from your addiction and restore your health and quality of life. Call Oasis Recovery or schedule an appointment online today.
If you have a painful injury, surgery, or a chronic pain condition, your physician might prescribe pain medication to help you stay comfortable while you recover. However, many of these medicines, such as opioids and central nervous system depressants, are highly addictive.
These drugs react with different receptors in the brain. But when the medication wears off, those receptors want more stimulation and trigger cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Combined with the return of the pain that you were trying to relieve with medication, these symptoms often lead to substance abuse and addiction.
Some of the warning signs of pharmaceutical addiction include:
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, or if you are having trouble at work or home because of your drug use, contact Oasis Recovery for help.
The team at Oasis Recovery understands how pain can interfere with your life. They also understand how prescription medications can quickly change from a godsend to a curse.
As a result, they offer comprehensive pharmaceutical addiction rehabilitation programs that help you recover from addiction and address the underlying pain condition that your prescription was supposed to relieve.
The team at Oasis Recovery prescribes medication such as Suboxone® to relieve the physical cravings and withdrawal symptoms that contribute to your substance abuse. The medicine stimulates the receptors in your brain without providing a high or euphoric feeling, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your rehabilitation program.
Counseling can help you learn new coping strategies and methods of dealing with pain and negative thoughts and feelings. Even if your addiction began as a way to relieve pain, counseling could help you navigate your recovery.
Pain medication only masks your pain — it doesn’t heal your body. So when you stop using pain-relieving drugs, your pain returns. The team at Oasis Recovery includes anesthesiologists and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists who can recommend treatments to manage your pain and heal your body without pharmaceuticals.
If you need help with pharmaceutical addiction, call Oasis Recovery, or schedule an appointment online today.