Pain Management and Addiction

Pain Management and Addiction

As of 2016, an estimated 50 million Americans suffered from chronic pain, according to the CDC. When someone relies on narcotic medications as the primary form of pain management, he or she risks becoming addicted. Studies that were done during 2016-2017 show that 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder. While the pain can be frustrating or even debilitating, it is important to know there are alternative treatments out there. Pain management and addiction treatment centers are available to help you end your addiction and discover new ways to cope with or reduce your pain.

At Monarch Shores, we offer a variety of treatment options and therapies, and are standing by to answer any questions you may have. When it comes to pain management and addiction treatment centers, we strive to be associated with the best in the nation. Find out more about our pain management and addiction treatment options.

Understanding Pain Medication and Addiction

When a person is prescribed opioids to treat any type of pain, he or she can easily become dependent on the medicine. When someone is dependent on opioids, he or she begins to believe that the medication is the only way to curb the pain. With time, a higher dosage will be needed to feel the same relief, this is known as building a tolerance. Another alarming fact about opioid medications is that they activate the brains reward system, meaning the brain associates the medications with intense feelings of pleasure.

When someone is dependent, has built a tolerance and has taken enough opioids to distort the brain’s reward system, addiction is the next logical step. You should not feel ashamed or alone in your struggles, many people have fallen victim to the same process, and fortunately, recovery is possible. Pain management and addiction treatment centers can reverse the addiction process and help you live a life where your need for medication goes away.

Withdrawal and Detox: The Importance of Going to Rehab

One of the main reasons opioid addiction is so difficult to stop is the withdrawal symptoms that the user experiences. In most cases, when withdrawal symptoms peak, the user can not resist putting the drug back in his or her system. This is why attending an inpatient pain management and addiction treatment center is vital to your sobriety. Being in treatment removes all access from opioids, thus ending the vicious cycle of abuse and withdrawal. You or your loved one will be under 24/7 medical supervision during detox and will receive other medications to help curb withdrawal symptoms. After detox is complete people slowly start to think more clear, and treatment can begin.
If you have never experienced opioid withdrawal symptoms, the following may paint a picture as to why most people can’t just stop.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stomach cramps
  • Fever
  • Cold sweats
  • In extreme cases, seizures

Treating Opioid Addiction: Ending the Pain

After you have successfully went through detox you will partake in educational classes, individual counseling, group therapy, and other forms of therapy. Our pain management education and addiction treatment programs are customized to meet your unique needs. We offer a general theme to treatment depending on what each client prefers, the following are treatment styles offered at our centers.

  • 12 Step Treatment
  • Holistic Treatment
  • Faith-Based Treatment
  • SMART Recovery
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Program

Aftercare Planning for Pain Management and Addiction

Having a focused plan for your aftercare is a great way to stay one step ahead of a relapse. When people do not have a solid plan worry and doubt can quickly set in. At Monarch Shores, our pain management and addiction treatment aftercare plans are always geared to the patient’s unique needs. We also do the leg work to assure all companies accept our client’s healthcare plan.

  • Relevant Support Groups in Client’s Community
  • Outpatient Addiction Programs
  • Therapists and Psychiatrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • List of Alternative Pain Management Solutions
  • List of Holistic Therapies with Instructions
  • Pain Relief Injection Centers
  • Much More

Paying for Rehab

Cost of addiction treatment is a major concern for many people who are looking to go to rehab. Many insurance providers cover some or in some cases, all of the services. At Monarch Shores, our insurance experts are free for you to utilize. Our insurance experts will talk to your healthcare provider directly and know just what to say to assure that you are receiving the maximum pay out for your rehab visit. There is never any obligation to come to rehab when using this services. Call us now to discuss your situation, let us get you or your loved one into treatment as soon as possible. When you leave Monarch Shores you will understand why we are one of the best pain management and addiction treatment centers in Calfornia.

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