Painkiller Addiction Treatment
Our goal is to prepare our patients for the outside world and to give them the confidence they need to maintain their sobriety.
Even though painkillers are legally prescribed, they are one of the most widely abused substances among Americans; mostly due to the fact that they are easily attainable and highly addictive. Like all opiates, painkillers can significantly affect the brain’s chemistry, causing users to become totally reliant on the substance.
If a substance is used for a prolonged period of time, users’ bodies will become tolerant to the substance. They will no longer feel the effects like they used to; therefore, they will need to increase their dosage as well as the frequency that they use. Over time, the body will become completely dependent on the substance to be able to function normally.
It is not recommended to attempt detox or quit on your own; this may cause your body to go into shock and completely shut down. Sprout Health Texas provides medically monitored detoxification processes as well as a wide variety of therapeutic modalities created to combat addiction.
During the detox process, a patient will remove the substance from their body. This will cause a variety of withdrawal symptoms, including:
Insatiable craving for more opiates
Sprout Health Texas can provide our patients with medications that help ease the symptoms. We will also closely monitor your nutritional health and mental well-being.
Once the detox process is complete, we will begin with a combination of our therapeutic modalities. One of our most effective therapies, the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is designed to teach our patients coping skills in order to manage their addictive behaviors. We want to empower our patients to take control of their own sobriety because they will not be in treatment forever.
How To Achieve Long-Term Sobriety
During their stay at our facility, we require patients to attend group therapy sessions. This allows our patients to share their experiences with other who are going through the same thing. They can create bonds and long-lasting relationships with people who understand their struggles. This will also be helpful for outside of treatment in order to have people to lean on during the difficult times.