Prescription Painkiller Treatment
When you are in pain, especially chronic pain, many times you are not thinking about addiction, or safety, or short- or long-term usage. You are just trying to get something that will end the pain. Unfortunately, that kind of thinking, as innocent as it may be, could lead to addiction to painkillers. This is how a lot of people have become addicted. And, the pain is not always physical. Sometimes people are dealing with mental pain and instead of seeking the right doctors or psychiatrist, they take a painkiller to “mellow” them out, or escape from those thoughts. Taking painkillers in this manner makes you very likely to eventually become addicted to these drugs.
What Drugs Are Considered Painkillers?
Painkiller is a word used to describe many different types of drugs that ultimately alleviate pain, but what exactly is it? How high does the dosage have to be? What are some of the names of the most common painkillers?
How to Manage Pain Without Painkillers
Doctors and physicians understand that some of their patients do have severe or chronic pain, but are not interested in taking a painkiller that may be highly addictive. When that is the case doctors typically suggest an over-the-counter medication that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen. In comparison to painkillers, some doctors believe that OTC’s are completely underutilized as pain medications.
Treatment for Painkiller Addiction
When trying to quit the painkillers by yourself is no longer working, it is time to seek out help and look for a treatment center that can help you get sober. When you go to a treatment facility for painkillers, whether inpatient or outpatient, there are some things you can get help with that you may not have otherwise received attempting to quit on your own.