Many people develop addictions to prescription painkillers after receiving a prescription for a legitimate purpose, such as to treat pain after an accident or surgery. While prescription pain relievers are highly effective at treating pain, they also have a high potential for abuse. Opioid pain relievers in particular have contributed to the opioid epidemic in the United States. These include medications like Vicodin, OxyContin, and Percocet.

For those who are working to overcome a painkiller addiction, detox is the first step on the road to recovery. However, during detox, as the last of the drugs leave the system, painful or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms can develop. For those who are trying to detox on their own without the support of a treatment center, these withdrawal symptoms can cause them to relapse. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer a medical detox program for painkiller addiction. Our patients receive 24/7 care, support, and counseling. Medical detox provides a strong foundation for lifelong recovery.

Learn more about our detox programs as well as our full continuum of care by reaching out to San Antonio Recovery Center at 866.957.7885 today.

Common Painkiller Withdrawal Symptomswoman deals with painkiller withdrawal

The symptoms you might experience while going through opioid withdrawal can vary. Depending on how long you’ve used the drug, your physical health, and even factors like your age and gender, you might experience symptoms that are more or less severe than others in your program. However, some common painkiller withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Agitation, anxiety, and insomnia
  • Muscle aches and abdominal cramps
  • Sweating and teary eyes
  • Yawning
  • Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
  • Dilated pupils

During opioid detox and heroin detox, patients are monitored around the clock to ensure that they don’t experience any complications. While serious medical problems as a result of opioid withdrawal are rare, we make the health of our patients our highest priority. And to help with the strong emotions that can arise during detox, we offer counseling and therapy during this challenging time.

Our Approach to Treatment

After detox, our patients can begin a treatment program to set them up for lifelong recovery. We believe that treatment for addiction needs to address the underlying causes of substance use issues. Some of the factors that can contribute to these issues include:

  • Mental health issues like anxiety or depression
  • Past trauma, including childhood abuse
  • A family history of addiction
  • High stress levels and other environmental factors

In our treatment center, we offer a number of addiction treatment therapies designed to get to the root of these issues. For example, those who struggle with co-occurring mental health issues can benefit from our dual diagnosis treatment programs, which address both issues simultaneously. Medication-assisted treatment is another option for those who are working through opioid addiction. While no medications can cure addiction, some can help ease withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings. This can reduce the risk of relapse during treatment and can help patients focus on their recovery. No matter which therapies and approaches to the treatment you need, San Antonio Recovery Center can help.

Connect with San Antonio Recovery Center

Reach out to our team today to learn more about our treatment programs. We can verify your insurance, tell you more about program specifics and help you access the care you need. In addition to our medical detox programs, we offer:

No matter where you are on your journey to recovery, we’ll support you every step of the way. Every individual in our care receives a personalized treatment plan to help them reach their goals. Take the first step towards reclaiming your life by contacting our team today at 866.957.7885 or by connecting with us online.