After going through surgery or recovering from an injury, you may be prescribed opioid painkillers. These may include Oxycontin, Vicodin, morphine, or codeine. These drugs are all derived from the opium poppy plant and can be strongly addictive.
While not everyone who uses opioid painkillers will become addicted to them, there are an average of 5 deaths per week due to opioid-related overdoses in Oregon. Healthcare professionals should carefully monitor the use of opioids. If you or a loved one has symptoms of an addiction to painkillers or needs opiate addiction treatment, reach out to Sunstone Recovery today. Our staff invites Oregon residents to send us a message online or call 855.833.9199 for information on painkiller addiction treatment.
Common Signs of a Painkiller Addiction
Addiction to opioids may look different for different people. The symptoms are not always obvious right away, however. People may continue to work, fulfill family and social responsibilities, and seem to others to be okay. However, understanding some of the indicators of painkiller addiction may give you or a loved one the insight necessary to get life-saving treatment.
If you notice any of the following changes in your or a loved one’s opioid use, it may be time for addiction treatment:
- Getting more opioids than needed to “stock up.”
- Swift mood changes, ranging from euphoria to hostility towards others
- Sleep problems, including insomnia or oversleeping
- Regularly taking painkillers as a preventive measure against pain, rather than to treat existing pain
- Poor judgment and self-endangering behaviors
Using opioids in combination with fentanyl or morphine is another problematic behavior to look out for and a leading cause of death among those who overdose.
While these symptoms can be scary for anyone to experience, it’s important to remember that they can be temporary. Getting to the person underneath these symptoms is what holistic recovery centers aim to do. When you get professional help for painkiller addiction recovery, you can find passionate and knowledgeable people to guide you in steps to take towards healing.
Opiate Addiction Treatment at Sunstone Recovery
At Sunstone Recovery, we want our clients to feel they can truly discover their potential. Our team offers personalized and comprehensive care for each client, which provides for the whole person. Rather than simply treating the symptoms of opiate addiction, we encourage our clients to form treatment plans that include:
- Psychotherapy programs to provide simultaneous treatment for those with dual diagnosis
- An intensive outpatient program for those who have recovery-friendly workplaces and homes
- Family therapy and group therapy to help you strengthen relationships that can be a resource of support in sobriety
- Men’s and women’s rehab programs, for those who need space to recover from gender-related trauma or issues
By taking each client as a whole individual, our team considers whether any mental health treatments or therapies may accelerate addiction recovery. Our nonjudgmental staff is ready to listen with compassion to your story and provide you with insights on what treatments may work best for you.
With the Covid-19 pandemic making it more difficult for people to run their businesses outside of the home, Sunstone Recovery understands that getting things done virtually can be a game-changer. That’s why we offer all of these services via telehealth videoconferencing, so nobody suffering from opiate addiction has to deal with it alone, even in lockdown. You can connect with our friendly team anywhere you have an internet connection.
Show Yourself Some Love with Sunstone Recovery
Getting back in touch with yourself and showing yourself some love is the key to recovery from addiction. Whether you are dependent on painkillers or any other substance, it doesn’t have to last forever, and you can outlive your addiction. Showing up for yourself is something you can thank yourself for later, and it can be as easy as reaching out through Sunstone Recovery’s online contact form. Our team will be happy to answer your questions about painkiller addiction and more at 855.833.9199.