Wilmington Treatment Center helps adults struggling with prescription painkiller addiction find long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington is the premier rehab for prescription painkiller addiction treatment.
Learn More About Prescription Painkiller Abuse Recovery at Wilmington Treatment Center
While prescription painkillers can supply an exceptional sense of relief for those who struggle with pain, there are also many people who will fall into the trap of abusing these medications. There are many prescription painkillers including OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin that are commonly used in the treatment of pain that ranges from mild to severe.
While beneficial when used as prescribed and for the correct medical diagnosis, these medications possess the possibility to be habit-forming. Prescription painkillers, when abused, can elicit feelings of extreme euphoria, a sense of detachment from one’s surroundings, and relaxation. When the abuse of prescription painkillers has started, or if an addiction to them has developed, it can be an issue that is extremely hard to overcome.
At Wilmington Treatment Center, we are aware of the pain that comes along with an addiction to a prescription painkiller, and we realize how challenging it can be to defeat this deadly pattern of behavior. Therefore, we have established specialized programming that is supplied within an atmosphere that is respectful, trustworthy, accountable, and honest so that patients can effectively defeat a prescription painkiller addiction for good.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment For Prescription Painkiller Abuse
When someone you love is grappling with an addiction to a prescription painkiller, you can easily feel like you are over flooded with concern and fear. You know that your loved one needs help, however, you might not know what you can do to offer it. Consider the following:
- Learn as much as you can about the painkiller your loved one is abusing including the signs, symptoms, and effects it causes so you are aware of what to look for and what to do in an emergency.
- Understand that addiction is a disease, not a choice. This distinction can allow you to let go of the level of anger and frustration you are carrying and focus on developing empathy and understanding for you loved one.
- Spend time looking into treatment centers that can help your loved one. Speaking to these centers can also allow you to obtain a stronger understanding of the kind of care your loved one might need.
- Talk to your loved one about your concerns, being careful to not to be judgmental or enabling. Let him or her know about the treatment options you have uncovered, and encourage treatment. Prepare for potential resistance by continuing to remain calm.
- If your loved one obtains care, stay in touch with your loved one’s provider so that you can be in the know how to stay involved in his or her recovery during and after treatment.
Why Consider Rehab for Prescription Painkiller Abuse at Wilmington Treatment Center
When allowed to persist without the appropriate treatment, an addiction to a prescription painkiller can ruin one’s life. The abuse of these medications can cause problems at home, work, and at school, leading to academic failures, marital issues, and financial concerns. When an individual makes his or her substance abuse his or her main priority, all other responsibilities can fall to the wayside. In addition, the abuse of prescription medications can do extreme physical harm to the users, including leading to cognitive damage, weakening of one’s immune system, organ damage, and memory problems. Thankfully, by participating in comprehensive care, these negative effects can be minimized and/or avoided entirely.
Types of Treatment Offered at Wilmington Treatment Center for Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Situated along the Atlantic coast in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wilmington Treatment Center is where men and women come to receive the restorative care that they need to live healthier, joyful, and more productive lives free from the constraints of addiction. Since 1984, our rehab has been able to help thousands of individuals win the war against substance abuse and chemical dependency, and we believe that we can help you or your loved one achieve the same goal.
Our 139-bed center is licensed as a hospital and employs a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping patients as they navigate the road to recovery.The programming offered at our painkiller addiction rehab center employs the most advanced and effective treatment protocols, and we have structured our treatment so that patients can receive a full spectrum of services under one roof. In choosing our center to recover from an addiction to prescription painkillers, the following types of treatment are among those available to you so that you can learn to make the changes needed to achieve each one of your recovery goals:
Inpatient detoxification: Long-term abuse of certain substances, such as prescription painkillers, can cause a person’s body to become dependent on them. When this is the case, detox services become an important step in the recovery process. Our inpatient detoxification is medically monitored and allows patients to have their bodies cleared of their substances of abuse so that they are able to effectively participate in our rehabilitation programming.
Medication management services: When a patient comes to our center grappling with an addiction to prescription painkillers and a co-occurring mental health condition, certain medications may be recommended in order enhance his or her treatment experience. With an expertly trained medical director and nursing staff on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our patients are afforded with ongoing medically monitored care so that any medications prescribed can be monitored for their safety and effectiveness for the duration of a man or woman’s time with us.
Individual therapy: Wilmington patients are assigned a primary counselor upon admission to our center, and will be able to meet with this staff member as requested by the patient or as recommended by our team. We believe that those looking to defeat an addiction to prescription painkillers can greatly benefit from one-on-one time with a counselor, as these meetings can be a time to process feelings and emotions, set present and future goals, and talk through any experiences had while in our care.
Group therapy: Those who are battling an addiction to prescription painkillers often suffer through their addiction alone. At our rehab, however, patients are part of a community that is united in the front against substance abuse and addiction. Group therapy sessions, where men and women truly feel that sense of community, are integral to the care we offer at our center. The following group therapy opportunities, which are offered daily in the mornings and afternoons, are examples of what may be offered during a patient’s time at Wilmington Treatment Center:
- Chronic pain group
- Understanding relapse group
- Process group
- Community meetings
- Reflections group
- 12-Step groups
- Men’s group
- Discharge planning group
- Women’s group
- Life Stages Groups, which cover specific topics centered around the needs of young adults, middle adults, and those chosen by the patients themselves
Recreational Therapy Program: Living a sober life, free from the grips of a prescription painkiller addiction, means much more than just abstaining from substance abuse. For many individuals working on their recovery, sobriety also means discovering new leisure activities and enjoying them in a manner that does not involve the use of prescription painkillers or other substances. In order to expose our patients to substance-free fun, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Recreational Therapy Program that allows patients to participate in activities and hobbies that help men and women hold true to their treatment goals.
Recreation time: At Wilmington, participation in physical, social, recreational, cultural, and health maintenance activities is an important part of our patient’s day-to-day life at our center. Monday through Friday, we designate 90 minutes of recreation time, during which patients can take part in the following:
- Big Book Study
- Air hockey
- Arts and crafts
- Bocce ball
- Art therapy
- Board games
- Coloring pages
- Working on your Step 1
- Recovery Bible study
- Run/walk fitness trail
- Ping pong
- Foundations training
- Therapy outings
Family therapy: If it is deemed necessary for a patient’s care, family members, loved ones, and our patients can have scheduled family sessions with our licensed marriage and family therapist. Recognizing that an addiction to prescription painkillers has the ability to affect those closest to our patients, these sessions can be used as a time to repair the damage addiction has caused and can be the setting in which bonds can be reestablished in a healthy and constructive manner.
Family Program: In an effort to provide education and support to the family members and loved ones in our patients’ lives, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Family Program. Offered each Saturday and Sunday, this program allows individuals in our patients’ primary support networks to come together to share their stories, learn about resources available to them, and receive the care they need to help the person they care about successfully recover from an addiction to prescription painkillers. Wilmington also offers a more intensive Family Program that covers the same material and offers the same level of support, though that programming is offered on the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each month.
Operation Recovery: A unique treatment track offered at our center, Operation Recovery is a specialized treatment option designed to meet the specific addiction treatment needs of military service members and first responders. This track utilizes the Seeking Safety Model for treating trauma, and includes a variety of treatment methods, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Group sessions with active duty and/or retired military personnel
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy through Wilmington’s Combat-Related PTSD Program
- Coordination of care between medical and clinical staff
- Introduction to the 12-Step and Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings with military staff from local bases
- Monthly presentations led by Military One Source and the local Veterans Association
- Family involvement
- Command involvement (when consent is granted)
During the treatment planning process, the above methods of care can be added to a patient’s personalized treatment plan. Our staff works closely with those who choose to heal and recover at Wilmington to determine the types of the treatment that will be best suited to meet patients’ individual needs. Should a patient’s needs change, his or her treatment plan can also be revised in order to help the person as he or she works towards achieving new goals.
Following completion of our inpatient rehabilitation program, patients can then step down to our partial hospitalization level of care, and then to intensive outpatient treatment so that they can continue to work towards living the recovered and sober lives they deserve to be living.
If you or your loved one would like to learn more about Wilmington Treatment Center’s transformative treatment and how we can help you or a person you care about to leave an addiction to prescription painkillers in the past, please contact our rehab to gather more information. Our staff is happy to speak with you and can help you determine if our center is the perfect place to have your or your loved one’s addiction treatment needs met.
“Wilmington is an amazing place to receive treatment and go through recovery from this deadly disease of addiction. Honestly, I would probably still be addicted to pills if I'd done anything differently.”
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