Addiction to prescription pain medication has become more common as people try to manage pain and other symptoms. Opioid prescription pain medication “pain killers” can be especially addictive, as these pain relievers are made from opium or synthetic alternatives. These pain medications include the following:
- Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab (Hydrocodone)
- OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan (Oxycodone)
- Dilaudid (Hydromorphone)
- Demerol (Meperidine)
- Fentanyl (Duragesic)
When you are struggling with an addiction to prescription pain medications, recovery might feel unreachable. However, it’s possible with the appropriate treatment. Dr. Mazzei treats addiction with a comprehensive approach to address all aspects of your addiction and to give you the best chance of success for taking your life back.
Managing an addiction to pain medication is not simply a matter of “getting clean” or stopping all drug use. Typically, the changes that cause dependence will not be corrected right away. In fact, those changes can trigger cravings months or even years after you’ve stopped misusing opioids. It is beneficial to incorporate counseling, lifestyle guidance, and group and/or family therapy to maximize treatment outcomes. Dr. Mazzei, an addiction’s specialist, will work with you to develop a customized treatment to help you recover from your addiction.
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The best place to start therapy is by speaking to our staff, who can answer any questions about the process and schedule a confidential appointment. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an initial consultation, please call or contact us today.