When you’re struggling with pain pill addiction, recovery can feel like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems. Change is possible with the right treatment, support, and by addressing the root cause of your addiction.
Don’t give up! Even if you have tried and failed before, life beyond addiction is still possible. The road to recovery often involves stumbles, pitfalls, and setbacks. Simply by examining the problem and thinking about change, you are already on your way. The next step is to let us help you!
You may ask… “How did I get here?”
Opioid use typically starts with pain… or, more specifically the attempt to relieve pain. Opioids, also called opiates or narcotics, are pain relievers made from opium, which comes from the poppy plant. Morphine and codeine are the two natural products of opium and are often prescribed to combat intense and/or chronic pain.
When does pain pill use become pain pill addiction?
Drug misuse occurs when someone uses a medicine beyond a doctor’s prescription, usually with the intention to get high or to relieve anxiety or distress. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), opiate use disorder involves:
- strong desire to use opioids
- inability to control or reduce use
- trouble meeting social or work obligations
- having legal problems due to drug use
- spending large amounts of time to obtain opiates
- development of tolerance (meaning the need to use larger amounts over time)
- having withdrawal symptoms after stopping or reducing use (such as depressed mood, stomach upset, insomnia, and muscle aches)
Opioid addiction isn’t a moral or mental weakness. It is a chronic medical condition that results from changes in the brain in susceptible people.
Dr. Andre Haynes and his team at Addiction Telemed provide effective and affordable outpatient treatment for pain pill addiction and opiate dependence. We use state-of-the-art telemedicine software that connects you and your medical provider via webcam so you can be at home, or anywhere, as long as you have smartphone, iPad, or computer with camera and internet service. Whether you are addicted to prescription pain pills, morphine, or heroin, our trained medical team can help you on your journey to recovery. We provide Buprenorphine (Suboxone) treatment therapy in combination with one-on-one or group therapy to help your recovery.
If you find yourself battling a pain pill addiction, then we can help! Dr. Andre Haynes has dedicated himself to helping others achieve ongoing recovery. He utilizes telemedicine to make this process as easy, beneficial, and achievable as possible. To learn more or get started today, you can Schedule an Appointment online or give us a call at 470-236-6300.