Prescription Pills & Opioid Addiction Treatment

Our team welcomes you to our beautiful, private facility in Ashby, MA. At Spring Hill Recovery Center, we specialize in opioid addiction treatment and prescription pill treatment.

Opioids as Pain Relievers

Opioid Addiction TreatmentAre you are seeking help for yourself or someone you love who abuses prescription pain relievers? We encourage you not to wait to hit rock bottom to seek help because, with opioid abuse, overdose is often the result of delaying treatment. There are a variety of prescription medications that have potential for abuse:

  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl – Actiq
  • Hydrocodone – Vicodin, Norco, Zohydro
  • Hydromorphone – Dilaudid
  • Meperidine – Demerol
  • Methadone – Dolophine, Methadose
  • Morphine – Duramorph, MS Contin
  • Oxycodone – OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet
  • Oxymorphone – Opana

Opioids Effect on Body & Health

Prescription opioids can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, or injected. As a result, each of these methods has short and long-term effects on multiple parts of your body, including:

  • Gastric System – Nausea, constipation
  • Respiratory System – Slowed breathing
  • Circulatory System – Collapsed veins, the potential for HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases when injected

Additionally, multiple prescriptions in seniors can cause drug interactions and overdose due to slower breakdown by the body.

Combined with alcohol, opioids can lower your heart rate to dangerous levels, cause depressed breathing, a coma, and potential death.

Opioid Addiction Treatment Overview

Our treatment teams use evidence-based treatment, including:

  • Contingency management
  • Motivational incentives
  • 12-Step programs

Medical detox in Opioid Addiction Treatment

During medical detox, short-acting withdrawal side effects start approximately 6 to 12 hours after your last use. Long-acting withdrawal side effects start approximately 30 hours after your last use. The severity of your side effects is dependent on multiple factors, including:

  • Type of opioids abused (short-acting vs long-acting)
  • Length and amount of opioids consumed
  • Medical history
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Past and current Trauma

During this first stage of detox, most patients will experience mild to moderate symptoms, including:

  • Uncontrollable tearing up
  • Body aches
  • Irritability
  • Tiredness
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • High blood pressure
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Fever

In days 3 through 7 you may start to experience these additional symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Goosebumps
  • Depression
  • Increased cravings

Our treatment team is here to monitor and assist with these symptoms as you go through opioid addiction treatment or prescription pills addiction treatment. There are three FDA approved medications for helping opioid withdrawal:

  • Methadone: Changes how the brain responds to pain. Reduces symptoms.
  • Buprenorphine: Clinical opioid agonist. Produces weak reward.
  • Naltrexone: Reduces cravings and prevents rewards.

After about a week, evidence-based treatment is the best way to maintain your recovery.

Why Residential Care is Important in Opioid Addiction Treatment

The symptoms of opioid addiction withdrawal are intense, and the side effects of withdrawal may be life-threatening. Quitting cold-turkey, without support, can be dangerous, and rarely results in extended success. Our treatment team is here to support you with proven treatments.

Our clinically proven treatments are designed to help you with through extended withdrawal. Learn more about your disease, develop new habits, and surround yourself with support while you work towards a life of recovery.

Let us know how we can be of service. Call us today.