Painkiller Addiction Help

young man taking a pill

Painkillers can be hard to come off of. Many are opiates such as oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) and have heavy withdrawal symptoms.

If you are trying to get off pain pills it may be tough going it alone. Especially if you are using high dosages, you may need a medically supervised wean down or detox.

To fully address an addiction to painkillers, a full rehabilitation program may be the answer.

True Recovery from Pain Pill Addiction

The Narconon program has been successfully helping people recover from painkiller and opiate addiction for nearly five decades. We do not substitute one drug for another, which just leaves the person with yet another addiction.

Handling the Nutritional Deficiencies

Drug rob the body of its nutritional resources, often creating severe deficiencies in several vitamins and minerals that a body needs to function properly. When an addict stops taking a drug, these deficiencies become evident in the pain and discomfort. With opiates, muscle cramps and severe pain is common.

At a Narconon center, the withdrawal phrase provides extensive nutritional support as well as light exercises that help further ease physical discomfort as well as help the person focus their attention outward. Many report that this approach enabled them to finally get through a withdrawal without the torture they had experienced in the past.

Full Detoxfication

Narconon students in the sauna

The next step is the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, a thorough process involving time spent in a dry-heat sauna, moderate exercise and a strict regimen of nutritional supplements.

This unique program flushes out drug residues that remain lodged in the fatty tissues of the body and have been reported to affect thinking and cravings, even years after drug use stops. When the drugs are flushed out with this sauna-based detox, most people say that their cravings are diminished or even gone. They can then get on with the job of learning how to stay sober.

Building Life Skills

The life skills component of this program then helps a person find relief from the guilt he carries around after years of being addicted. He also learns how some people would be able to drive him straight back into drug abuse again, and how to handle these people.

These and other steps strengthen a person and make it much more likely that he can stay sober after this trip to rehab.

There is no need to give up or despair. Addiction to painkillers can be helped. You have found a place that can bring about recovery without more drugs being administered. Learn more about the effective, innovative program offered at Narconon today.