Commonly abused opioid painkillers include OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen), and Duragesic (fentanyl). If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to these or other opioid pain pills, we urge you to contact Symetria Recovery® to start getting the help that you need and deserve. Our outpatient painkiller treatment centers are staffed by a caring, compassionate, and experienced team of physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, and therapists, who will work with you to develop a personalized care plan that incorporates medication and counseling designed to treat your addiction and equip you with long-term coping tools for sustained success.
Serving the greater Chicago area, Symetria Recovery® operates five conveniently located pain pill addiction treatment centers in Des Plaines, Highland Park, Lakeview, Palos Heights, and Naperville. In addition to our flexible treatment center hours, our team of physicians is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide around-the-clock support the moment you are ready to embark on your journey to recovery. Call us today at (888) 782-6966 for a free, completely confidential consultation about getting caring and confidential painkiller addiction help in Chicago.
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction
Addiction to painkillers is not a sign of weakness, a moral failing, or a character deficiency. It is a medical problem that demands medical treatment, like any other illness affecting the mind and body. If you think that you, your spouse, your boyfriend or girlfriend, or one of your family members may be developing or struggling with a pain pill addiction, know that there is no shame in reaching out for help. In fact, seeking treatment for painkiller addiction may be one of the most important and positive actions you ever take.
But how do you know when you or your loved one needs treatment? What are the warning signs that someone is or is becoming addicted to painkillers? Some common signs of addiction to painkillers include the following:
- Constantly thinking about the painkiller medication
- Depression and anxiety
- Isolation from friends and family
- Loss of interest in old hobbies, relationships, or professional goals
- Mood swings, like cycling between depression and euphoria
- Physical symptoms like slurred speech, constipation, nausea and vomiting, respiratory problems, and/or dramatic changes to sleep patterns or appetite
- Unexplainable spending or financial problems
- Using the drug more often or in larger doses than directed by a physician
Pain Pill Addiction Treatment: Medication and Therapy
Opioids are a class of drug designed to treat severe pain caused by illnesses and injuries. While opioids can be effective when other drugs fail to treat pain, they can also be highly addictive.
People from all walks of life can get addicted to painkillers and opioid drugs, regardless of factors like their age, their gender, or their medical history. In some cases, addiction develops as the person comes to require larger and larger doses of a medication to control pain from a car accident injury, sports-related injury, or other type of injury. In other situations, people begin using opioids recreationally, or to relieve emotional pain from trauma or childhood abuse.
No matter the cause, the fact remains that millions of Americans struggle with an addiction to pain pills – and most of them need professional help to stop. Continue reading to learn more about the pain pill addiction treatments that Symetria Recovery® provides, and what makes us different from other opioid addiction treatment centers in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Painkiller Addiction Treatments We Provide
Symetria Recovery® takes a holistic, 360-degree approach to treating painkiller addiction, which has enabled us to achieve success rates four times higher than industry averages. Comprehensive painkiller treatment plans are individually tailored to each one of our patients, blending Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with evidence-based therapeutic approaches ranging from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to massage therapy to Yoga and spirituality programs.
Uniquely, our painkiller addiction recovery centers are among the only facilities in the Chicago area without patient limits for buprenorphine, which functions as the active ingredient in most medications for opioid addiction. This eliminates the obstacles to care that are created by waiting lists. We also ensure 24-hour access to our experienced team of physicians, so that our patients have the support they need, when they need it.
Because we operate on an outpatient model, our patients are able to receive treatment in a safe, comfortable, and confidential setting – all without the disruptions to work and family caused by hospitalization or inpatient admission. Together, these strategies arm our patients with effective tools for managing cravings, overcoming addiction, and enjoying healthier, happier, more rewarding lives.
Unlike other facilities that take one-size-fits-all approaches, Symetria Recovery® molds the care plan to the patient – not the other way around. You will have an active voice in sculpting your own treatment plan, which will incorporate medication and counseling to treat both the physical effects and emotional causes underlying the addiction. Depending on your history of opioid abuse, such as the duration and frequency of painkiller use, your course of medication may involve:
- Bunavail® (buprenorphine and naloxone)
- Probuphine® (buprenorphine) Implant
- Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone)
- Subutex® (buprenorphine)
- Vivitrol® (naltrexone) Injection
- Zubsolv® (buprenorphine and naloxone)
While medication is critical for overcoming pain pill addiction, it is also crucial to give the person effective emotional coping tools. Symetria Recovery® offers a wide variety of diverse, evidence-based therapies and counseling services, including:
- Behavioral Therapy for Painkiller Addiction
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Mindfulness-Based Sobriety
- Motivational Interviewing
- Alternative Therapy for Painkiller Addiction
- Creative Recovery Programs
- Diet and Nutrition
- Goal-Setting Strategies
- Music Therapy
- Pain Management Strategies
- Spirituality Programs
- Counseling for Painkiller Addiction
- Family Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Individual Counseling
- Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
Get Help from Our Painkiller Addiction Treatment Centers in the Chicago Area
Deciding to quit painkillers can be a frightening, daunting, almost overwhelming step in your life. You are probably feeling nervous, anxious, and unsure of what to expect in the weeks and months to come. Battling addiction is never easy, but you won’t be doing it alone. Rest assured that the skilled and compassionate team of doctors and counselors at Symetria Recovery® know what you are going through, and will work to make your recovery process as comfortable as possible. We will be available 24 hours a day to answer your questions, offer support, and provide emergency care.
You can overcome addiction. We are here to help you do it. To take the first step in a free consultation, call us today at (888) 782-6966.
Get Help Fighting Opioid Addiction Today
If you’ve been worried about a loved one, or if you’re concerned about the way you use your pain medication, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible for help. To take the first step, contact us online or call (888) 782-6966 right away.