How Do I Know if I’m Addicted to Painkillers? Learn the Warning Signs.

What if I’m addicted to prescription painkillers? How would I even know? The doctor would help me to not take them more than I should, right? How can I get help?

At Archstone Recovery Center, we’re getting more and more questions about prescription painkillers and addiction to them. Dependence on prescription drugs is a growing trend today. Painkillers might include such drugs as acetaminophen, salicylates, morphine, opium, and other opioids. Though the drugs are prescribed by licensed doctors, there are increasing rates of addiction to painkillers, especially the opioids

Opioid painkillers induce tolerance and addiction in similar ways that other opioids do, including such drugs as heroin. Especially for chronic pain, opioids might need to be increased over and over in dosage to maintain effectiveness. Other kinds of prescription painkillers might be less dangerous in terms of addiction, but should still be treated with care. If you think there’s any chance of you being addicted to prescription painkillers, keep in mind these warning signs:

•Any change in personality.

•Withdrawing from social activities.

•Usage after doctor recommendation.

•Change in habits or appearance.

•Blackouts or forgetfulness.

•Neglecting responsibilities.

If you think you or someone you love might have a problem with painkillers, you should seek professional help right away. From partial hospitalization, to residential, outpatient, transitional, and extended care programs, Archstone Recovery Center has the right treatment plan for you. People travel to our beautiful, sunny, state-of-the-art facility in Lantana, Florida (FL) from all over the United States: New Jersey (NJ),  New York (NY), Boston (MA), Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), Washington DC, and more. We offer hope for addicts to recover their lives with caring treatment to get them clean. Call today to begin your road to recovery with Archstone Recovery Center.

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