Suffering addiction to painkillers is no life to live. In your addiction, you probably feel stuck between the drug’s control over your life and wanting to go through treatment. So what keeps you from the treatment you want and need? Painkiller withdrawal symptoms make you fear ending your use of opioids, but they don’t have to stand in your way.
About Painkiller Withdrawal Symptoms
Painkiller withdrawal symptoms never feel good. These signs of your addiction to opioids control you and keep you from making the right decisions in your life. But a quality detox center helps you get through painkiller withdrawal symptoms and into the rehab treatment you need.
Your painkiller withdrawal signs started when you became dependent on your painkillers. You either overused your prescription or abused street painkillers bought illegally. Whatever your course into dependence, it was your first step into addiction’s stronghold on your life.
After dependence, you must use more of your drug to feel the same effects. Soon, you realize you cannot make choices about using anymore. Instead, the drug controls you and forces you into a cycle of drug seeking and drug using, just to function in daily life.
Trying to stop your opioid use then takes you into withdrawal symptoms. Most people describe these symptoms as feeling like a bad case of the flu. How severely you feel the symptoms depends on many factors, such as your health, drug history, genetics and severity of your addiction.
Symptoms of painkiller withdrawal include:
- Agitation, anxiety, and insomnia
- Muscle aches and abdominal cramps
- Sweating and teary eyes
- Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
- Dilated pupils
What if I Ignore the Signs of Painkiller Withdrawal?
Ignoring your painkiller withdrawal symptoms will not help you. Being unprepared to make it all the way through your withdrawal process sets you up for the potential of deadly relapse. When your body starts cleansing itself of the toxins of your addiction, you no longer can use the same amount of your drug as in the past. Many people die from overdose by taking drugs after starting withdrawal.
Thinking you and your family or friends can get you through withdrawal presents its own dangers. What if you suffer health problems during the process? Will your family or friends support you 24 hours per day and seven days per week during this time?
Also, who will prepare solid nutrition for you throughout each day? How will you gain medications to ease your worst symptoms? You need the help of a quality rehab center, one able to help you gain the treatment and detox support you need.
What Happens after Withdrawal?
After you make it through painkiller withdrawal symptoms, your real lifesaving treatment begins. Through a quality accredited rehab facility, you learn how to live in freedom from substance abuse. This treatment takes place in a residential, intensive outpatient or 90-day treatment program at San Antonio Recovery Center in San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio Recovery Center’s painkiller addiction recovery programs include:
- 12-step program
- Full spectrum of care, including aftercare
- Women’s and men’s rehab programs
- Advanced treatment methods
- Individualized treatment plans
- Family therapy
- Individual and group therapies
It doesn’t matter whether your addiction began through prescription drug abuse or buying street drugs like heroin. Either way, your brighter future waits for you at San Antonio Recovery Center in accredited drug and alcohol rehab. Don’t let painkiller withdrawal symptoms stop you from achieving sobriety. Call San Antonio Recovery Center now at 866-957-7885. Talk to someone who cares about your future and learn more about available programs for your addiction recovery.