Maybe you have been down and out because of a spiraling problem with prescription painkillers. An addiction of this type can be devastating in so many ways. It may seem like a dire situation with no way out, and it may seem impossible to conjure up a bit of hope or faith.
News of opiate addiction bombards us everyday. Untold numbers of people suffer through opiate abuse and addiction, and many succumb to overdose, leaving behind families and loved ones who wonder why it happened.
Most People Don’t Intend To Wreck Their Lives With Opiate Addiction
Most of the time it’s accidental. The most important thing is that you understand you are not to blame. This problem is bigger than you and has a tendency to take down people, regardless of age, sex, background or ethnicity. No one sets out to be an opiate addict.
The problem is complex, and most people begin innocently enough by filling a prescription from a doctor for medication such as oxycodone or Vicodin. No one wants to live with pain, and these medications offer a fast solution. Unfortunately, they can also be extremely habit forming.
If you have become physically and psychologically dependent upon your prescription pain meds, there is help. Even though the situation seems hopeless, it’s essential to understand that everyday – in every community in this country – people are taking steps to recover. Millions of people are finding that long-term recovery is possible after painkiller addiction.
Acknowledging The Problem Is A Great Starting Point
People who’ve weathered addiction are often so battered they can’t see a way out. Opiate addiction can rob you of motivation, common sense, self worth, hope and dignity.
Important First Steps Toward Recovery:
- Acknowledging you have a problem is the most important step. You can begin the healing process once you are honest with yourself and your loved ones.
- Arm yourself with information about opiate addiction and treatment options.
- Surround yourself with positive people who have your best interests in mind.
- No matter how hard, ask for help when you need it. This type of addiction is tough to weather alone.
- Don’t get bogged down in guilt and shame. You can “right” all your “wrongs” at an appropriate time when you’ve got some healing under your belt.
- Finding the right opiate treatment program is essential. You have many options so choose the one that’s right for you.
Recovery from opiate addiction is manageable and suffering can be minimized – even eliminated. Detox is an important step to eliminate the physical dependency, and aftercare can help you sort through issues that affect you psychologically and emotionally. Hope is the first step in the healing process. It’s never too late to reclaim your life and your health.
The Waismann Method Opiate Detox Center is medically led by a quadruple-board certified anesthesiologist who has almost two decades of experience in performing rapid detox and other forms of opiate addiction procedures. Patients are individually treated in a private room of a full service accredited hospital.
The total treatment time usually consists of five to seven days of inpatient care, which includes the initial preparation and pre-examination process, the actual medical detoxification process and post acre at our exclusive and private recovery retreat. This is all part of our rigorous safety protocol we put in place, that sets us apart from other addiction treatment programs.