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Medications in Painkiller Rehab

Finding a painkiller addiction treatment that will help you recover!

Finding a painkiller addiction treatment that will help you recover!

Nearly every medicine cabinet in the US has some type of painkillers in it and some people even carry doses of painkillers with them in their pockets, bags or purses. Though millions of people take painkillers responsibly and do not suffer from addiction, millions of others have fallen victim to the physical and psychological strongholds of painkiller addiction and will require treatment in a rehab center to get well. For those who are attempting to recover from this disease, many rehab centers make the fight a bit easier for those in recovery by providing medications that can help.

Likewise, medications that are used in painkiller rehab must be beneficial to the patient without hindering or harboring their recovery. These medications must not put them at risk of becoming further addicted but they also should help with the withdrawal and subsequent recovery process. Medications also must ensure the safety of the recovering addict so it’s important that those in recovery be open and honest with their counselor or therapist about their addiction, recovery and medical history.

Medications During Detox

Most of the time, during painkiller detox, the patient will be provided with a host of medications to reduce the pain and discomforts that come in the early days and weeks following the decision to quit using painkillers. Some people will require more medication during detox than others and some will even opt out of medications all together to reduce their risk of becoming further addicted. During detox, medications may be provided for:

  • Pain reduction
  • Upset stomach
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cravings

Medications in Rehab

Most of the time, following detox, patients will not receive medications unless they are for particular health issues that the patient suffers from. Rehab centers aim to keep medications at a minimum for those who are recovering from painkiller addiction because this keeps their risk of becoming dependent on another drug minimal. Some rehab centers do believe that those who suffer from painkiller addiction will require medications for a prolonged period of time in order to prevent relapse and to provide them with the best chance at recovery.

Some of the most common medications used during painkiller rehab include:

  • Naloxone which will reduce the pleasure that comes when or if a recovering addict uses a painkiller
  • Buprenorphine which will reduce pleasure that comes from taking painkillers in small doses but can also work to reduce cravings.
  • Combination medications that include both Naloxone & Buprenorphine can work for those who are likely to abuse buprenorphine by providing naloxone which will kick in to prevent any pleasure from taking painkillers.

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