Ending an addiction to painkillers is extremely difficult, and choosing to get focused, concentrated help is a smart idea. Now that you’re considering entering a detox program, you might be wondering what kind of amenities are available at painkiller detox centers.
In most of them, you’ll get a combination of treatment, therapy and additional amenities, all of which work together to help you recover.
Why is Addiction to Painkillers Difficult to Treat?
The main reason that it’s difficult to treat is that withdrawal from painkillers is extremely uncomfortable. It can even be dangerous.
The symptoms of painkiller withdrawal can include:
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Severe muscle cramps.
- Extreme anxiety.
Most people find the symptoms intolerable and end up going back to the drugs because withdrawal is too painful.
By contrast, recovering from your addiction at a treatment center is a safer, easier way to start your journey of recovery. You won’t have to suffer with withdrawal symptoms. You’ll start treatment on a clean slate.
What Kind of Treatment Will You Get at a Painkiller Rehab Center?
While every treatment facility is different, most of them offer the following treatments and amenities.
Your stay at a treatment facility begins with safe, medically supervised detox that eliminates all traces of the drugs from your body. You won’t undergo any of the symptoms that withdrawal normally causes. Instead, your withdrawal will be comfortable, painless and medically supervised.
People become addicted to painkillers in many different ways, and they experience their addiction differently. Your background, current situation and future goals all matter when designing a treatment plan. Your plan will probably include:
- Daily one-on-one counseling.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy or another treatment that’s proven to help with addiction.
- Relapse prevention training.
- Focused journal writing.
- Daily assignments that help you uncover the root cause of your addiction.
You never have to go through recovery alone. If you’re at a painkiller detox center, you’ll get support from people going through the same struggle. In an addiction recovery center, you’ll learn how to give and receive support to each other.
Studies have found that ongoing group support is essential to staying sober once people leave treatment. Getting in the habit of attending support group meetings while you’re in treatment will help you enormously once you’re finished with treatment.
Peer Support Meetings
At many detox centers, you’ll be expected to attend support groups of fellow addicts in recovery. This is an important part of your recovery.
Some treatment centers use 12-Step meetings, which you may know as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous. Some centers use other types of support meetings, but the idea is the same.
These meetings are held in addition to the other treatment you’ll be getting. You’ll also be encouraged to continue going to meetings once you’ve completed treatment.
What Amenities Are There at a Painkiller Detox Center?
Closeness to nature and the opportunity for fresh, clean air are important to recovery. Exposure to nature has been proven to make us emotionally and mentally stronger, and that will help you cope with recovery.
Addiction and the addicted lifestyle don’t leave room to slow down and enjoy life. In addition, going to treatment can itself be stressful and disorienting. You’ll exchange all that anxiety and stress for the chance to live calmly and peacefully.
Some centers are in secluded settings or close to natural areas like the beach or the woods. Even if your treatment center is not in that type of setting, you will have opportunities to explore the outdoors on the grounds or in a natural area nearby. Don’t miss the opportunity to embrace nature and to enjoy the soothing surroundings.
Opportunities for Exercise
Along with calm surroundings, regular exercise is a key thing that has helped many recovered addicts stay sober. You can engage in any level that you like, whether it’s a short stroll in the sunshine or a long, strenuous run.
Working out helps you focus mentally while helping your body grow strong and replacing one bad habit with one good one. Exercise is a great way to fill up time that you’d spend thinking about your favorite substance or being upset about being in treatment.
Meditation and Other Stress Relief
Part of your ability to successfully quit drugs is your ability to find other ways to cope with stress. Many people find that focused, daily meditation can help. Doing it in conjunction with yoga can contribute to making your body stronger and healthier.
Part of recovery is learning how to have fun and socialize without relying on drugs. At most treatment centers, you take part in group outings, activities and parties that let you experience what that’s like. These are great opportunities to relax, have fun and get to know other people.
You’ll also be able to stay in touch with your family and friends. Most detox centers encourage your family’s involvement in your recovery. You’ll stay connected through family therapy, visits, phone calls and letters.
Room, Food and Medications
- You’ll have a comfortable, fully furnished room.
- In most centers, you will share a room with another person.
- You’ll eat fresh, nutritious food at scheduled times.
- If you want snacks and sodas, you can buy them separately.
- Many people who are in recovery smoke cigarettes. If you’re a smoker, ask the treatment center if they permit smoking.
- Any prescriptions or medical conditions that you have will be monitored.
Are You Ready to Get Help for Your Painkiller Addiction?
If you’ve been struggling with addiction for a long time, you might feel that your situation has become hopeless. We know that it’s never hopeless. Our trained, compassionate counselors can help you find a treatment center where you can get help right away. Call us anytime at 877-027-9048.