Pain Pill Addiction
When you’re struggling with drug addiction, recovery can seem like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems. Change is possible with the right treatment, support and by addressing the root cause of your addiction.
Don’t give up; even if you’ve tried and failed before. The road to recovery often involves stumbles, pitfalls, and setbacks. Simply by examining the problem and thinking about change, you are already on your way. The next step is to let us help you!
You may ask… “How did I get here?”
Opioid use typically starts with pain… or, more specifically the attempt to relieve pain. Opioids, also called opiates or narcotics, are pain relievers made from opium, which comes from the poppy plant. Morphine and codeine are the two natural products of opium and are often prescribed to combat intense and/or chronic pain.
When does pain pill use become misuse?
Drug misuse occurs when someone uses a medicine beyond a doctor’s prescription, usually with the intention to get high or to relieve anxiety or distress. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), opiate use disorder involves:
- strong desire to use opioids
- inability to control or reduce use
- trouble meeting social or work obligations
- having legal problems due to drug use
- spending large amounts of time to obtain opiates
- development of tolerance (meaning the need to use larger amounts over time)
- having withdrawal symptoms after stopping or reducing use (such as depressed mood, stomach upset, insomnia, and muscle aches)
Opioid addiction isn’t a moral or mental weakness. It is a chronic medical condition that results from changes in the brain in susceptible people.
Addiction Telemed provides effective and affordable outpatient treatment for opiate dependence. We use state-of-the-art Telemedicine software that connects you and your medical provider via webcam so you can be at home, or anywhere, as long as you have smartphone, iPad, or computer with camera and internet service. Whether your addicted to prescription pain pills, morphine, or heroin, our trained medical team can help you on your journey to recovery. We provide Buprenorphine (Suboxone) treatment therapy in combination with one-on-one or group therapy.
Contact us today to take the first step toward recovery and discover your life beyond addiction!