Painkiller Withdrawal and Addiction Treatment

Being proactive about your addiction recovery is one of the best decisions you can make in life.  Drug and alcohol abuse, including addiction to opioid pain medications, can do damage to a person’s life in a lot of ways. Thankfully, addiction treatments are available to help you stop taking opioid medications, no matter how the substance abuse started.  The opioid epidemic that has affected cities and towns across the country for the last two decades has impacted people of all ages and from all walks of life.

If you or one of your loved ones is struggling with opioid addiction, at TruPath we have treatment programs that can help.  We offer inpatient drug rehab and outpatient programs that are fully customized to meet each client’s needs.  We also have a medical detox program to help manage opioid withdrawal symptoms. Call us today to discuss any of our drug and alcohol treatment plans.

Signs and Symptoms of Painkiller Withdrawal

When someone is struggling with prescription drug addiction, or drug addiction involving any other category of substances, if they stop taking any opioid medications they have been abusing, they will experience withdrawal symptoms.  Opioid withdrawal syndrome can cause a person to experience mild and severe effects when they’ve stopped taking opioid pain medicines.  Opioid withdrawal can begin as quickly as within hours after the last time someone uses. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can include the following:


  • Muscle aches
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Teary eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Excessive sweating
  • Inability to sleep
  • Yawning very often
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Goosebumps on the skin
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dilated pupils and possibly blurry vision
  • Rapid heart rate
  • High blood pressure


Not everyone will experience the same opioid and opiate withdrawal side effects. Opioid withdrawal is rarely life threatening but can be very painful and uncomfortable at times and that’s why we highly recommend our medical detox program as opposed to trying to go through the withdrawal process at home. 

Painkiller Detox Process

Withdrawal typically occurs when someone has a physical dependence to drugs in the opiate and opioid categories.  Depending on how long someone has been struggling with opioid or opiate addiction often determines how severe their withdrawal symptoms will be.  It is possible to detox from opioid addiction at home, but it is highly recommended that individuals take advantage of a medical detox program due to the hazards of not having support during the process. The painkiller detox process at our recovery center is customized for each individual client.  The process can include specific medications meant to assist with cravings and withdrawal side effects. 

Treatment for Painkiller Withdrawal

If your doctor is prescribing opioids for acute or chronic severe pain that you are experiencing, it’s important to follow their instructions and closely monitor the effects to ensure you do not develop an opioid dependence.  If you stop taking opioid pain medication and begin to experience symptoms of opioid withdrawal, please contact us at TruPath or speak to your doctor about treatment options.  Our medical detox program takes place in a safe, secure environment that is supportive and incorporates relapse prevention into the process of ridding the body of toxins.  This is done through group behavioral therapy to help assist with the mental and emotional aspects of substance abuse recovery.

Best Drug Detox Program at TruPath

At TruPath we offer many different types of addiction treatments in order to help as many people as possible with their addiction recovery.  We offer drug and alcohol detox as well as drug and alcohol rehab programs.  We also encourage our clients to take part in twelve step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous as they continue in their addiction recovery.  Call us today to hear more about the detox and drug rehab options we offer.

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