Prescription Painkiller Addiction
Your story hits home with us and our patients
You suffered traumatic, acute, or chronic pain.
Dependency on prescription painkillers often starts with a common injury, surgery or condition:
- You experience frequent pain or discomfort.
- You were in a car accident.
- You slipped and fell.
- You lifted a heavy box at work.
- You pulled a muscle while playing golf or tennis.
- You strained yourself working out at the gym.
- You had back surgery.
- You have fibromyalgia or severe arthritis.
- You are recovering from an operation or cancer treatment.
You started pain medication for discomfort
Your physician prescribed a painkiller to help you manage the pain. Weeks or months after the initial injury has healed, you still take opioid painkillers like Vicodin®, OxyContin®, or Percocet®. Perhaps in an even higher dosage than at first.
You realize now that you cannot do without the prescription painkiller.
The drug meant to help you now hurts you. In addition to your pain from the initial injury or a fear of medical treatment, you now experience the painful discomfort of withdrawal. Your pain has not eased, but intensified. We see patients who had treated a level-2 or 3 pain, after one year using painkillers, jump to level 8 or 9.
Know that you are not the only one.
Approximately 75% of our patients suffer from a dependency on painkillers like OxyContin®. We recognize that patients became physically dependent on prescription painkillers, or other opiates, through no fault of their own. We help you change the story. This chemical imbalance requires expert medical treatment in a safe, humane and effective environment.
Pain Management Traps that Make You Drug Dependent
- The underlying problem with painkillers:
Besides the drug, pain management specialists often indiscriminately prescribe painkillers. Focused on eliminating pain, physicians can overlook the long-term consequences of dependency.
The research behind prescription addiction:
- Two million Americans use prescription opioid painkillers every year
- In some communities, abuse of prescription painkillers has overtaken that of cocaine and marijuana.
- About 9% of the U.S. population has used pain relievers illegally in their lifetime (according to the 2002 NHSDA--National Household Survey on Drug Abuse).
- Misuse has increase since the 1980s, from fewer than 500,000 new users per year.
- An estimated 1.6 million Americans used prescription-type pain relievers non-medically for the first time in 1998.
- Among youths age 12-17, the incidence rate increased from 6.3 to 32.4 per 1,000 new users from 1990 to 1998.
- Young adults age 18-25 increased in first use from 7.7 to 20.3 per 1,000 new users between 1990 and 1998.
The painkiller solution: Advanced Treatment for Opiate Dependency
The Waismann Methodsm offers a highly successful rapid detox procedure for the treatment of OxyContin® and opiate dependency. This procedure: . Reverses opiate dependency and prescription drug addiction. . Eliminates cravings that often accompany traditional detoxification treatments for prescription addiction. . Has been clinically proven to be effective for a wide range of opiates including OxyContin ®, Vicodin ®, Norco, Methadone, Heroin, Hydrocodone, LAAM, Lortab, Percocet ®, Dilaudid, Darvocet ®, Percodan, Lorcet, MS Contin ®, Stadol, Suboxone ® (Buprenorphine), Tramadol and others.
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- Buprenorphine Addiction
- Codeine Addiction
- Darvocet Addiction
- Darvon Addiction
- Demerol Addiction
- Dihydrocodeine Addiction
- Dilaudid Addiction
- Drug Addiction
- Duragesic Addiction
- Fentanyl Addiction
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- Heroin Addiction
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- Lorcet Addiction
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- Methadone Addiction
- Morphine Addiction
- MS Contin Addiction
- Norco Addiction
- Opana Addiction
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- Stadol Addiction
- Suboxone Addiction
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