Monday, December 10, 2012

Kicking The Habit – Pain Pills

Many people begin taking pain pills to address an aching back or in response to a recent surgery. Initially, everything was pretty wonderful. The pain was gone, your social life was on the upswing, and your mood was directed towards the positive side of life. There was no need to worry, because after all… these drugs were prescribed by a licensed physician; “What harm could they do?”

“Faith is taking the first step even when
you can't see the whole staircase.” 
Martin Luther King Jr.

The truth is, these types of medications can do a lot of damage. If your prescription pain medication use can gotten away from you, it may be time to consider seeking out a prescription drug treatment program.


1 – Discuss your concerns with your physician. Once your doctor is aware of the issue, a plan can be drawn up to get you the help you require. The intensity, length, and symptoms associated with your withdrawal will be determined by the amount of time you have been using.

2 – Contact our substance abuse rehabilitation facility for information on detoxification. Users who decide to halt their intake abruptly place themselves at risk for an array of issues, including anxiety, depression, intense drowsiness, seizures, tremors, and suicidal thoughts. By calling Above It All, you can rest easy with the knowledge that you will experience a comfortable, safe, and medically monitored detoxification.

3 – Make a commitment to yourself to undergo at least a week of detox. The length of detox will ultimately depend on your use history and personal investment into the program.

4 – Communication is key. Make certain to communicate any and all of your symptoms to the acting physicians. Though it’s common for patients to feel sad, achy, tired or anxious, other symptoms – such as blackouts, seizures or hallucinations – should be communicated immediately.

5 – Stay positive. It can be easy to let yourself sink during the detoxification process. The key to a successful outcome during this difficult time is a healthy dose of drive, determination, and self-confidence. Know this: You CAN do it. You WILL be fine.

1 comment:

  1. I know soo many people who struggle with pain pills and I will never understand it. Key is to get them the adequate help they need.