Pill Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Find out information about addictive painkillers and signs of painkiller addiction

If you are located in the Vineland area and looking for information about how to get help for pill addiction, or sign of painkiller addiction, then look no further. The Vineland Drug Rehab Centers is the best place you can get in contact with. Weather you yourself are suffering from pill addiction or having trouble getting off addictive painkillers, you can call the experienced professionals at the Vineland Drug Rehab Centers. They offer an inpatient rehab where they provide various treatments to help patients get off those addictive painkillers and succeed in their recovery.

If you, or someone you love is suffering from a pill addiction or not sure if you can stop taking the addictive painkiller you have been taking, call today. You can reach the Vineland Drug Rehab centers by phone at 856-498-8002 or you can visit their website at Vinelanddrugrehabcenters.com.

Pill Addiction

First and foremost, it is important for the reader to understand that addiction is something that is chronic but is also something that can be diagnosed and treated. The body and brain get accustomed to having a certain substance in the body and accepting the pleasure it gives, and the body will react in odd ways, to get the substance back in the system. According to the Vineland Drug Rehab Centers website, an addiction is something that makes a user unable to stop taking the substance despite the negative consequences that are inflicted on the life of the user. Some of the negative consequences can be, financial problems, relationship problems, health and legal problems.

What are commonly abused addictive painkillers?

Certain medications have properties that alter the mind, which leads for them to be easily abused. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, "prescription and over- the --counter drugs are, after marijuana and alcohol, the most commonly abused substances by Americans. "

The most common types of abused addictive painkiller are opioids which relieve pain, stimulants which are for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depressants which affect the central nervous system and work for individuals suffering from anxiety.

Some common brand names, as listed on the National Institute on Drug Abuse website, for abused addictive painkiller are:

  • Vicodin
  • OxyContin
  • Adderall
  • Concerta
  • Ritalin
  • Valium
  • Xanax

When these addictive painkillers are abused, they all create an increased amount of dopamine in the brain, creating a pleasurable feeling in the body. It is common that once an individual feels this pleasure they will continue seeking the feeling which over time can lead to addiction.

Signs of a Painkiller Addiction

If an individual becomes to show signs of a painkiller addiction, or a pill addiction in general, people around them may notice that they are becoming more distant or having some financial problems.

It is common for people exhibiting signs of a painkiller addiction to constantly need more of the drug to reach the same pill addiction high. Other signs of pill addiction are when individuals begin to steal pills from family members, or friends or even go out of their way to buy them off the street. Along with going "doctor shopping" which means visiting various doctors for the same issue trying to get as much of the prescription as possible.

Physical side effects a pill addiction are seen when someone who is abusing the drug experiences constipation, small pupils or even vomiting.

If you live in the Vineland area and are suffering from a pill addiction, or know someone who is please seek help. The rehab centers of Vineland will help you through every step in the journey to recovery and ultimately back to living a healthy, happy life.

 

Sources:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/prescription-over-counter-medications

https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/signs-pain-medicine-abuse-and-addiction

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