Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse


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Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

  1. 1. G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment presents Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. http://DrugRehabCenter.Com© Copyright 2013 by G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Siobhan Morse, Executive Director of The National Institute for Holistic AddictionStudies discusses relapse prevention for painkiller abuse and addiction.What is the prescribed use of painkillers?Painkillers are medicationsdesigned specifically to ease pain.While some painkillers have specifichealthcare purposes like certainmigraine formulations, mostpainkillers are used for generalpurposes.There are several ways painkillersare categorized. One method is todivide them into over-the-counter orOTC painkillers, which are thosethat could be purchased by theconsumer without a prescription, and those that require a prescription for the legalpurchase.Why is relapse prevention important?In order for individuals to achieve long-term abstinence from abuse and addiction, arelapse prevention program should be followed.Quality addiction treatment programs will design individualized relapse preventionprograms for each client to maximize their chances at achieving long-term abstinence. How does relapse happen? Individuals who complete an addiction treatment program often relapse because they do not have a relapse prevention plan. Relapse does not happen in a single step. Often, there are signs that a relapse is on the horizon.Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse 2
  3. 3. What are the relapse warning signs?During the early stages of recovery, it is hard for recovering addicts to make healthydecisions that support their recovery.A good relapse prevention program will teach people in early recovery the warningsigns that a relapse may be underway.Warning signs of relapse include: overreactions to stress and regular life challenges,unwillingness to talk about feelings, the individual is always fine, isolation or avoidancebehaviors, a return to old friends, places or social settings, romancing memories ofusing, or refusal to participate in recovery activities such as meetings or therapy.What is a relapse prevention program?A relapse prevention program will teach individuals the warning signs of relapse aswell as what triggers them to use. While getting clean may not be difficult, stayingclean can be challenging. Without a good relapse prevention program to follow,remaining abstinent in early recovery can be very difficult.A relapse prevention program provides the guidance and support needed to continuethe recovery process. It is also important to note when relapse does occur, it can beused as a stepping stone to a greater commitment to the new way of life offered inrecovery.Do you have more questions about Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse? OurRelapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse 3
  4. 4. experienced counselors are available 24 hours a day to take your call and get you thehelp or information you need.Call our Toll-Free Recovery Hotline at 1-800-303-2938 or visit our web site at: and discover the best treatment options for you.Our drug rehab center offers a unique and affordable holistic approach to addictiontreatment.Our holistic addiction and treatment program has helped addicts from all over theUnited States, Europe and Canada overcome their substance addictions and achievelong term recovery. We treat the individuals specific needs, including working withfamilies.For more special reports on addiction issues, visit: Prevention for Painkiller Abuse 4