Drug addiction doesn’t happen only with “street” drugs. Prescribed medications taken for chronic pain, sleep problems, or anxiety are highly addictive. Developing a harmful chemical dependence is easier than many people realize. Addiction to painkillers can cause many health problems, both psychological and physical.
Addiction specialists are here to help, and at Sunstone Recovery in Bend, Oregon, we offer holistic care for those going through painkiller addiction. Starting with just a short message online or a phone call is enough to get help today. Fill out our online form, or call us at 855.833.9199 for compassionate and opiate addiction treatment services and online therapy for Oregon residents.
What Are the Most Commonly Abused Painkillers?
Prescription painkillers may be given to people who have just undergone surgery or who have a chronic illness. The long-term effects of prescription drug abuse can include both mental and physical symptoms. Learning more about these painkillers can be a step towards understanding what is needed for recovery. Here are the top 5 most commonly abused painkillers and how they can affect those who become dependent on them.
Codeine is an opioid that the body metabolizes into morphine. Codeine and morphine abuse can cause memory loss, depression, anxiety, liver and kidney damage, and mood swings.
Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid, which may be labeled as OxyContin or Percocet. Long-term effects of oxycodone abuse include cognitive impairment, kidney and liver problems, heart conditions, social impairment and isolation, and suicidal thoughts.
Vicodin is an opiate narcotic painkiller, which can cause jaundice, nausea and vomiting, and liver damage when abused. Psychological impacts can ripple out into work, family, and social relationships.
Methadone is a synthetic opioid that has long-lasting effects. It is prescribed to treat opioid addiction but can become a replacement drug if not taken with the right supervision. Addiction to methadone can also cause relapse in mental health symptoms, sleep problems, and weight fluctuations.
Fentanyl is a potent opioid that is used in combination with other medications for anesthesia. Many people who abuse fentanyl combine it with drugs like heroin, meth, and cocaine. Fentanyl addiction can cause insomnia, gastric problems, anxiety, and mood swings.
Online Therapy from Sunstone
While there are many who are suffering from painkiller addiction in isolation, there has never been a better time to seek help. Addiction specialists today know more about how to achieve long-lasting recovery and sobriety than ever before. We offer the following addiction treatment programs:
- Intensive outpatient
- Partial hospitalization
At Sunstone Recovery, clients are met with a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and empathy. You can rest assured that help is accessible and recovery is possible.
Addiction Treatment at Sunstone Recovery
Sunstone Recovery serves the State of Oregon through telehealth services. Video-conferencing makes high-quality therapy available to clients who may benefit from staying at home during sessions. Our team of specialists is experienced in a variety of backgrounds encompassing mental health and addiction recovery. Through a client-led curriculum of therapies and treatments, our clients can take solid steps to recovery.
Find Out More about Sunstone Recovery Today
Hope and insight for a better future are within reach, and Sunstone Recovery in Bend, Oregon, makes it easy for anyone with an internet connection to get the treatments they need. If you or a loved one is dealing with addiction or mental health symptoms, there is no need to hesitate to find out more. Sunstone Recovery’s warm and inclusive team will be glad to help you and your family find freedom from substances and mental illness. Send us a message online today, or call 855.833.9199 to attend a virtual rehab program.