You already know that prescription painkiller addiction can be devastating. What you may not realize is that help and hope are just a phone call away. At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, you can get the care that you need to live a healthy and satisfying life.
Learn More About the Treatment We offer for Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Consuming a prescription pain medication after experiencing injury, following surgery, or to treat a chronic pain condition is safe as long as one adheres to his or her doctor’s recommendations for taking this type of medication. If, however, a person ingests a prescription painkiller or painkillers for non-medical reasons in order to achieve a mind and/or mood-altering high, the resulting effects can be anything but positive. Long-term term health damage may occur, and an individual is highly vulnerable to developing an addiction to these types of potent substances.
At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center in Georgia, we are pleased to be able to offer the help and hope men and women need to break free from the chains of painkiller addiction once and for all. Our evidence-based interventions and compassionate staff have been able to help numerous individuals find freedom from addiction, and we believe that we can help you or your loved one as well. If you or an important person in your life is grappling with an addiction to prescription painkillers, look no further than our center. Here, you can begin again.
Why Consider Residential Treatment for Prescription Painkiller Addiction
When a person remains addicted to prescription painkillers, there is a high likelihood that the individual will suffer through monumental strife if he or she does not receive proper care. Abusing prescription painkillers can, unfortunately, lead to the development of an addiction, which can make overcoming this form of chemical dependency all the more difficult to do. Several health problems may emerge and cause failure in some vital organs. Meaningful relationships can become tarnished, which could lead to divorce and social isolation. Furthermore, if a person spends all of his or her time and money on prescription painkillers, that individual will likely be unable to provide for him or herself and his or her loved ones. Interaction with the legal system is probable, and there is a heightened risk of overdose when the misuse of prescription painkillers remains ongoing. Given these facts, if it crucial for an individual battling the abuse of prescription painkillers to partake in effective treatment.
Rehab Philosophy and Benefits
At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, our program is multifaceted, taking the needs of the whole person into consideration. We want to address your spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, social, and vocational needs – all that makes you who you are. We will help you use and appreciate your gifts and abilities as you work through recovery. In our residential treatment program, located in a beautiful and serene environment, you will learn the skills you need to enjoy life as a sober, happy individual.
You will learn to see your strengths and talents, which will help you to participate in our 12-Step program. A program such as this will provide additional resources and a support network to lean on. We know that giving up your addiction affects many things and we are ready to help you change your life for the better.
Treatment Approaches for Prescription Painkiller Addiction
We know rehab for a prescription painkiller addiction requires therapeutic approaches and techniques to address your substance using issues, taking into consideration who you are and what works for you. At Blue Ridge in Georgia, our well-trained staff will work with you to create the most beneficial treatment plan for your needs. Our addiction program is based upon the 12-Step model for addiction, relying heavily on proven treatments.
Withdrawal from prescription painkillers can be dangerous if performed without the supervision of trained medical staff. When we get to know you, we will assess your level of addiction to prescription painkillers and determine whether you need detox to become stabilized. In our detox program, you can expect medical management of your symptoms to reduce the severity of withdrawal from prescription painkillers. After detoxification is complete, you will be ready to focus on continuing treatment for your psychological addiction.
Medications are often employed to manage lingering symptoms associated with the detoxification process or to treat symptoms associated with related problems such as anxiety or depression. Some individuals may take medication in the short-term for symptom management, while others take them long-term to manage a co-occurring problem.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on maladaptive or inaccurate thought patterns you have established related to your prescription painkillers addiction. We help you recognize these faulty ways of thinking and help you learn to challenge and replace these thoughts with accurate ones. We also show you how addressing the way you think about situations alters how you feel and behave.
Reality-based intervention offered at our treatment center focuses upon real-life problems and provides a solution-based approach to dealing with the here and now. This is especially important in rehab for recovering addicts who must cope with triggers and reminders of their prescription painkiller use.
We understand that there are certain issues you would prefer to talk about in individual therapy. While certain situations are problematic to many individuals with prescription painkiller-related disorders, each person also has specific problem situations. We know how important it is to address unique stressors, triggers, and issues and allow time for undivided attention of a therapist assist in their recovery.
Group therapy helps individuals feel they are not alone in their struggles, and provides an atmosphere of mutual support. We use two type of group approaches. Our process groups are therapeutic, helping group members address various issues, difficulties, and situations related to their prescription painkillers addiction. Our psychoeducational groups are information-focused or skills-based groups to help participants gain a better understanding of their addiction and develop coping skills to deal with recovery from prescription painkiller abuse.
At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center we recognize the importance of including family members and loved ones in your treatment. Therefore, we are one of the few treatment centers in Georgia offering a family track in conjunction with rehab. These sessions are held to re-establish family bonds that may have been weakened by your addiction by helping family members understand your illness, treatment, and plans for the future. Family sessions provide loved ones the time to process their feelings related to your prescription painkiller addiction. We will also connect family members with community resources to allow for continued healing
In addition to standard therapeutic approaches we use various types of non-traditional options to add to your recovery experience. These include:
- Anger management
- Art therapy
- Guided meditation – anxiety, anger, and depression
- Nutritional counseling
- Recreational programs
- Role playing
- Spiritual therapy
Continuing Care – What Happens Next?
Prescription painkiller addiction is a life-long illness that can be controlled with the right treatment and interventions. Our treatment center will provide you with the strong foundation for continued improvement and relapse prevention. We know that transitioning to new treatment centers can be frightening and we work hard to make your transition as comfortable as possible. As discharge approaches, we will work with you to determine the best course of action for further care.
Upon discharge we make sure you already have a scheduled referral to an outpatient counseling program, appointment time, and contact person. If it has been decided that the best option for you is an extended care program, our staff investigates potential placements and facilitates your transfer to your new step in the rehab process prior to discharge.
You do not have to live a life dictated by prescription painkillers. Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center is here to help.