Prescription painkillers like OxyContin®, Percocet®, Opana®, Fentanyl, or Vicodin® are all dangerous to abuse. When used appropriately, they can serve effectively as a way to greatly reduce the pain a patient may be undergoing for a related illness. However, if abused, a full-blown painkiller addiction is usually not far behind.
Because these opioid-based medications work through affecting the receptors in the brain that influence comfort and reward, people who have been using prescription painkillers often find themselves using more than what was prescribed to them. Withdrawal from painkillers can also become intensely uncomfortable—insomnia, profuse sweating, pain, intense anxiety, vomiting, diarrhea, and drug craving are not at all uncommon.
Windward Way’s clinically supervised painkiller detox center and drug rehab can give you precisely the assistance you need to get off these prescription medications. We’re standing by right now to customize a plan for you, the Windward Way. Just call (855) 491-7694.