When you choose Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can get the comprehensive care you need to achieve long-term recovery from prescription painkiller addiction. Your path towards a painkiller-free future starts here.
Learn more about prescription painkiller addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
While prescription painkillers can be beneficial during the healing process, they are not intended for long-term use because of their habit-forming properties. These medications are opioids that can be legally prescribed by your doctor for moderate to severe pain. But because they can be used to achieve a high, they are often consumed for illicit purposes.
Once a prescription painkiller addiction has taken hold, it can be extremely difficult to achieve sobriety without professional help. But with support from the comprehensive treatment program at Conway, you can overcome your prescription painkiller dependence.
Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for opioid addiction
If a loved one is struggling with a prescription painkiller addiction, you likely want to help but may be unsure what steps to take. You also might be feeling a mix of difficult emotions, especially if your loved one’s addiction has negatively impacted your life. But keep in mind that you can be an important factor in your loved one’s decision to enter treatment. Consider the following tips as you prepare to encourage your loved one to get help:
- Learn all you can about the effects of prescription painkiller addiction. In gaining a greater understanding of the scope of the problem, you’ll better understand what your loved one is experiencing.
- Research treatment centers in your loved one’s area that offer programming that specifically addresses prescription painkiller addiction. Contact them, ask questions, and take notes.
- Prepare for some tough conversations with your loved one, and keep in mind that some initial reluctance is to be expected. Do your best to keep a positive and encouraging tone throughout conversations with your loved one.
Make your own well-being a priority so that you’ll be better equipped to support your loved one during this challenging time. In taking time to care for yourself, you’ll have more energy to care for your loved one.
Why consider prescription painkiller addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Like other forms of chemical dependence, prescription painkiller addiction is a progressive disease. This means that without professional treatment and intervention, the condition will likely get worse over time. Soon, you may find yourself developing a tolerance to the medication or medications you’re abusing, which means that you’ll need more of the drug in more frequent doses just to feel “normal” or experience the desired effects. You’ll likely also see a worsening of negative effects in other important aspects of your life.
But fortunately, with the right treatment, you can break the cycle of prescription painkiller addiction. By seeking help from Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can set yourself on the path of lifelong recovery. Our experienced staff is uniquely equipped to help you learn to live a vibrant, healthy life that is free from prescription painkiller abuse.
Types of prescription painkiller addiction treatment offered at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, located in Conway, Arkansas, provides treatment for adults who are suffering from mental and behavioral health concerns. Our treatment center offers a respite from the stresses of daily life, with care offered in a serene, calming environment. Here, patients feel the utmost sense of comfort as they start their journey to wellness.
If you or a loved one is battling an addiction to prescription painkillers, Conway Behavioral Health Hospital is an optimal environment in which to begin the recovery process. We recognize that addiction affects each person differently and that everyone deserves to have all of their needs addressed. For this reason, we provide individualized treatment plans for each patient in our care, which may include the following:
Detoxification: If you have prescription painkillers, alcohol, or other substances in your system, you may receive detox services prior to starting the therapeutic aspects of treatment. Our staff will assess your need for detoxification at the time of your admission.
Medical care: Should any medical concerns arise during your time at Conway, we have physicians, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs) on staff to provide medical services.
Medication management: If you are suffering from symptoms of a mental health disorder in addition to an addiction to prescription painkillers, our staff will assess you to determine whether medication may be beneficial. Patients who are prescribed medication will receive medication management services as needed.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions allow you to process the challenges and successes that you experience while recovering from prescription painkiller addiction. These one-on-one meetings with a therapist occur at least once during your time in inpatient treatment, but you have the option to request additional meetings when needed.
Group therapy: There are a minimum of four group therapy sessions held each day. Skills rehearsal groups, psychoeducation groups, process groups, and recreational groups give you a chance to explore a holistic approach to recovery from prescription painkiller addiction. There are many topics covered in these groups, including:
- Adapting leisure skills
- Substance abuse
- Distress tolerance skills
- Emotional regulation skills
- Medication management
Family therapy: Family support can be extremely beneficial for those in recovery from prescription painkiller addiction. At Conway, licensed therapists and counselors lead family therapy sessions once a week. During this time, you and your loved ones can process how your addiction has impacted the family unit and begin to repair relationships.
Continuing care after inpatient treatment for prescription painkiller addiction
Inpatient treatment for prescription painkiller addiction is meant to be a short-term experience, typically lasting around seven days. This level of care allows for stabilization and alleviation of crises so that patients can move to less intensive programming. Because your time in inpatient care is so minimal, it is important that you have a plan in place for when you’re ready to discharge.
On your first day of programming at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, your treatment team will begin creating a discharge plan that will serve as a guide for when your time in inpatient care comes to an end. Your treatment team will find resources and continuing care options that will be of greatest benefit to you. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and where you are in your recovery, you may receive a recommendation to participate in one of Conway’s step-down levels of care, partial hospitalization programming (PHP) or intensive outpatient programming (IOP). Your treatment team will also provide you with other resources, which may include referrals to outside treatment providers and information on support groups in your area.
In choosing to come to Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you are making a decision to better your future. Call us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you or your loved one.