Opiate Drug Addiction is quite a dangerous phenomenon that is growing at an alarming rate. Usually opiates like Percodan and OxyContin, are used by physicians to treat pains. However, the unsupervised use of these opiates may result in unfortunate drug addiction. Prescription drug abuse is one of the most common addictions that can be seen amongst long time users. Pain killers are usually opiates and therefore have a relaxing effect on the brain which gives the patient a feeling of being “high.” In case where the tolerance build up of the body is not strong enough to handle the chemical change that take place in the brain, the person can become severely addicted to these narcotics.
The addiction treatment for these drugs requires not just rehab but a strong show of will power from the patient as the withdrawal symptoms of painkillers are quite strong and most of the time quite difficult to handle without proper medication, counseling and support from family and friends.
The side effects or Withdrawal Symptoms of Addictions:
- Severe Anxiety Attacks
- Respiratory Disorder
- Severe Mood Swings
- Body aches
- Abdominal Pain
- Nausea & Vomiting
Addiction Treatment through Rehab Medications
With withdrawal symptoms being very strong, most certified doctors and rehab centers use prescribed medications to curb withdrawal symptoms and making recovery easier.
This is one of the most commonly used medications in pain killer addiction treatment. Being a pain killer medication itself it provides the same chemical reaction however in a controlled manner and help to control the impact of withdrawal symptoms.
Suboxone or Subutex
One of the most popular choices for medication for drug addiction treatment, suboxone also works in a similar manner to methadone. But unlike methadone it has lesser risk of causing severe side effects or an added addiction problem. That is why it is considered a safer option in long term treatments.