When drug addiction is mentioned, most of the drugs that will readily come to mind are illegal substances such as cocaine and methamphetamines while legally prescribed painkillers such as codeine, Demerol, Fentanyl, and Oxycodone, among others, are less often considered. Unfortunately, painkiller addiction has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years – hence the “opioid crisis.”
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According to the records of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, almost 5 million people suffer from painkiller addiction in the United States considering that the sale of painkillers has increased by 300 percent since 1999. Statistics also reveal that up to 7% of people who are taking analgesic painkillers or prescribed opiates become addicted. Sadly, while there the number of drug addiction treatment centers are increasing every year, only a fraction of people suffering from addiction are being treated, according to a report given by the surgeon general.
It is not easy to determine if one is suffering from painkiller addiction considering that these drugs are usually prescribed to help relieve pain. However, there are still signs that can indicate if a person is addicted to painkillers. Certain changes in a person’s habits that cannot be explained can be signs of painkiller addiction such as the following: drowsiness, irregular sleeping habits, weight loss, a decrease in energy level, poor hygiene, poor personal relationships, changes in work habits, doctor shopping, and decreased sexual drive, among others.
Painkiller Addiction Treatment
Ranch Creek Recovery provides a non-12-step holistic addiction treatment approach to addressing painkiller addiction and other substance abuse disorders. Unlike other drug addiction treatment centers, that adopt a fixed treatment program patterned after the commonly known 12-step approach, our drug and alcohol rehab specialists create a treatment program that is tailor-fitted to the addiction conditions and recovery needs of each patient.
Considering that our drug and alcohol rehab programs are highly dependent on the individual requirements of our clients, we at Ranch Creek Recovery offer a residential care that varies in length. We provide 30, 60, or 90-day inpatient treatment at our luxurious facility. While most drug addiction treatment centers cannot wait to house as many patients as possible even if their facilities are already crowded, we take pride in the fact that we only welcome six clients at maximum. This is so that we can provide the most personalized attention possible for each of our clients.
Apart from traditional rehab techniques, our team of treatment professionals also make use of holistic addiction treatment center approaches to complement the program. Studies have shown that integrating holistic and experiential techniques in addiction treatment provides numerous recovery benefits. Some of the holistic and experiential approaches that we apply at Ranch Creek Recovery include the following:
Clients learn a lot about trust, control, strength, and power, among others when they work with horses. Through interacting with horses, patients discover form deep and serene emotional bonds which induce calmness and self-reflection. Many of the lessons learned by the client during his time with horses can be translated to his daily life, thereby providing him with healthy coping skills during times of difficulties.
Caring for and simply being around growing plants offer natural healing power. For many thousands of years, scholars and early physicians have always known the restorative power of walking in the garden or spending time with nature. In garden therapy, clients are guided by therapists when cultivating plants to help them relax, improve their mood, and help them become more receptive to treatment, among other things.
Gong Sound Healing Therapy
The sound of gongs has been proven to provide healing and comfort to people who listen to it. Recovering addicts who listen to the sound and vibration of gongs tend to be less stressed and more peaceful. It’s also conducive to guided meditation and yoga therapy.
If you or any of your loved ones are struggling with painkiller addiction, it is best that you enter a rehab facility that will commit to focusing all its energy and experience in helping you get better, such as Ranch Creek Recovery. Given our small client population, our treatment specialists can focus on assisting you on your recovery journey. Call our facility today to learn more and to schedule a free private consultation.