Opioid painkillers, prescribed or purchased over the counter, usually taken to reduce mild to chronic pain are one of the most common dependencies in the UK. With their abilities to significantly reduce both physical and mental pain, high rates of painkiller abuse has continued to develop, leading to drug addiction.
Prescribed painkillers are usually offered to those suffering an injury or chronic illness, set to reduce discomfort. A specified, safe dosage in this case will be communicated. However, with consistent use, a person’s tolerance to painkillers will increase, having little or no effect. As a tolerance builds up, for some people, a higher dosage may be taken to kick-in the pain relief. However, by deviating from the recommended dose, greater amounts of painkillers are taken, building up a dependency.
Does this sound like what you or a loved one is experiencing? Is it difficult to go through a day without taking painkillers or without craving the effect they provide? If your answer is yes to either question, here are the warning signs that a dependency is present, and time to seek addiction treatment.
Admitting to an addiction can be scary, however, continuous use of painkillers can cause significant harm to both your physical and mental health. Therefore, before you cause further damage along with the possibility of experiencing an overdose, seek expert support today. Here at Step 1 Recovery, we can release your painkiller addiction through our rehab centre. Our centre isn’t just a clinic, it is a home for those looking for a road to recovery.
We understand how difficult and distressing dealing with a painkiller addiction can be, for both a user and surrounding family. That is why our mission here at Step 1 Recovery is to support those working through dependencies. Our UK and Spain based rehabilitation centres offer those suffering, with a safe haven to work on their cravings and behavioural addictions. Our secluded, luxury locations allows for our clients to step away from their stimuli’s, providing them with the time and energy to focus on themselves.
Once we’ve completed your initial phone assessment, if suitable, our rehab centre and treatment services will be offered. One of the first steps once you’ve arrived is to understand the underlying motive behind your painkiller addiction. This will help to break down your psychological connection to prescribed painkillers. Alongside working on the psychological dependency, our array of evidence based, life-saving treatments help to diminish long-term cravings and your addiction to painkillers.
Here at Step 1 Recovery, we believe in offering consistent treatment to ensure that an addiction has been overcome, rather than providing a hard-hitting approach. We understand that for some people, a detoxification can be difficult, and a longer journey to some. Therefore, continuous support for both our clients and surrounding family is offered. If you require our support, our team are on hand 24/7.
Seeing a loved one live with a painkiller addiction can be an upsetting and worrying time. We believe that having a strong support network outside of our rehab centre will aid greater recovery. Therefore, we teach coping mechanisms to all parties to help with future healing.
As mentioned above, we believe in tackling both physical and mental cravings. Therefore, for those living with a painkiller addiction, an array of holistic treatments will be offered. From counselling sessions with our certified psychologists to heal the mind, to our detox plans to heal the body, we have a range of selected treatment options to slowly breakdown your dependency.
If you’re visiting us with a painkiller addiction, we will create a tailored treatment plan to follow, making your needs a priority. Each individual who visits our UK or Spain based addiction centres will be treated as an individual, experiencing support throughout each step of their recovery journey.
Our Step 1 Recovery rehab centre is not only suitable for those suffering with a painkiller addiction, as we work with individuals living with many dependencies. Our specialised team have experience of helping those with an array of addictions, leading a positive road to long-term recovery. Our team are compassionate and promote support and guidance throughout your time with us, ensuring a positive experience is received. If you feel embarrassed to discuss your habits, please feel like you can confide in our team. They are passionate about helping you take every step to a healing process. All information regarding your addiction is kept confidential.
Alongside our expert team, we have a handful of carefully selected and tested treatments available to support our clients from drug abuse, to depression and anxiety disorders. No matter the severity of your dependency or cravings, we will work with you to tackle your addiction.
We also believe that the whole experience you receive adds to your long-term recovery. From arranging your transport to helping you manage contact with your outside life, we will do our upmost to ensure that you are comfortable. Tackling an addiction can be a distressing, confusing time. We will make your comfort a priority, providing a safe haven to work on yourself and leave feeling refreshed. Throughout your experience, withdrawal symptoms will set in. Therefore, tackling your addiction alone will be a challenge. Receiving our expert support will ease this, while keeping you safe both physically and mentally.
If you or a loved one is living with a painkiller addiction or a further dependency, seeking expert medical support will help you through this difficult time. We have the expertise to guide you through each step of your journey, helping you learn to live a drug free life.
Whether you require an intervention to begin your journey or would like further information regarding our residential addiction treatments, we are happy to help. To discuss your requirements or to kickstart your journey to a better quality of life, contact our team on +44 (0)7914 760 631 or fill out our contact form.