Grappling with an addiction to prescription painkillers can be an all-consuming experience. This form of chemical dependency can dictate how a person functions on a day-to-day basis and can bring about uncomfortable and even painful symptoms of withdrawal if one attempts to stop using these type of substances without proper professional help. For many, a prescription painkiller addiction can eventually lead to engaging in illegal activity in order to obtain more of one’s drug of choice, and the possibility that a person will turn to other substances of abuse in order to experience a more intense high. For these reasons, and more, it is imperative for an individual to seek proper, effective treatment to successfully recover from an addiction to prescription painkillers.
At Acadiana Addiction Center, we have a long history of helping men and women alike overcome a variety of chemical dependency concerns, including addictions to prescription painkillers. Our staff’s unparalleled dedication to helping adults recover and thrive is what makes our programming different from other providers of care, and the time-tested interventions we incorporate into our patients’ experience while at our center sets the stage for a long-lasting recovery. If you or a loved one is in need of superior care to defeat an addiction to prescription painkillers, look no further than our rehab. Our treatment center for prescription painkiller addiction can be where your or an important person in your life can become healthy and sober once more.
Why Consider Treatment for Prescription Painkiller Abuse at Acadiana Addiction Center
While some individuals are able to defeat an addiction to a prescription painkiller on their own, the vast majority of individuals battling this type of chemical dependency problem require professional assistance in order to reclaim their lives. Sadly, without proper treatment, an individual is vulnerable to not only continuing to grapple with his or her abuse of prescription painkillers but also a variety of other detriments. The longer a person misuses prescription painkillers, the more likely he or she is to suffer from severe organ damage that may be irreversible.
Additionally, by engaging in this type of substance abuse, an individual is also vulnerable to experiencing an overdose that could be fatal. Relationships that were once meaningful can begin to crumble, occupational endeavors and ambitions can be thwarted, and the probability of engaging in criminal activity that could lead to incarceration is also high. Give the great potential of being subjected to the aforementioned strife, seeking treatment is the best option for someone struggling to overcome an addiction to prescription painkillers. With effective care, an individual can begin living the healthy, sober, and joyful life that is deserving of all people.
Treatment Philosophy and Benefits
Our mission at Acadiana Addiction Center is to provide excellent care to every patient who comes to us for help with all addiction-related problems, including dependence upon prescription painkillers. We strive to provide the knowledge and skills needed to remain living a life free from chemical dependence. At Acadiana, we firmly believe that you have the strength inside you to overcome your addiction problems and to stop living a life complicated by drug abuse.
Developing a problem with prescription painkiller abuse does not mean that you are a bad person; instead, it just means that you are going through a troubling time and need help. Addiction to prescription painkillers does not have to define who you are or who you will become. You have the power to make your life what you want it to be.
The staff at Acadiana makes the necessary effort to provide an environment that offers unconditional support, one in which individuals can restore a sense of dignity and respect. Our programs are designed to get to know you on a personal level. We take the time to work with the whole person, including his or her family, personality, culture, and life experiences. We offer recovery that heals the mind, body, and soul.
Treatment Options at Acadiana Addiction Center
Acadiana Addiction Center provides a full range of effective treatment options for individuals who have been abusing or have become addicted to prescription painkillers. When an individual comes to our facility, he or she will first undergo a full assessment that will determine his or her treatment needs and will help to establish the type and level of care that will best prepare him or her for continued success.
An intake counselor works closely with all new patients and their families to help them decide which level of care is best for them. The levels of care that we offer here at Acadiana Addiction Center include the following:
Detoxification is often the first stop for individuals who have become physically and psychologically dependent on a substance such as prescription painkillers. Our medically monitored detox program features round-the-clock supervision and is designed to ensure safe and comfortable withdrawal from all addictive substances. Once an individual has completed detox, he or she can then transition directly into the next phase of treatment.
The residential treatment program is for patients who have completed the detox process and are ready to begin the therapeutic stage of treatment for their addiction to prescription painkillers. For those patients who do not require detoxification services, they may enter directly into residential programming. Patients in this program will still be under 24-hour supervision in order to ensure the safety of everyone at the center. This program will work to maintain stabilization by providing knowledge about addiction, the tools necessary to cope with life stressors, and the ability to identify relapse triggers. Patients are encouraged to take ownership of their recovery and to play an active role in the entire treatment process.
We also provide extended residential treatment for all patients who have previously completed primary care for an addiction to prescription painkiller and who are stable enough to continue on with their recovery. For these programs, female patients are sent to Belle of the Oaks center, while male patients will complete treatment at Acadiana. Both extended programs are three months long, and each consists of three phases. Each phase is dedicated to enhancing the specific skills and knowledge needed to continue to be successful with a lifelong goal of sobriety.
Types of Therapy at Acadiana Addiction Center
Depending on an individual’s specific strengths, needs, and goals, the following elements may be included in the personalized treatment plan that will guide his or her progress while receiving residential care for an addiction to prescription painkiller at Acadiana:
Individual therapy – Individual sessions, which are held at least once a week, provide clients with valuable one-on-one time with a therapist. Among the many benefits of individual therapy sessions are that patients can evaluate their progress, process successes and setbacks, address issues or concerns that they may have about their treatment, and receive personalized feedback from a qualified professional.
Group therapy – Group therapy is an essential element of treatment for prescription painkiller addiction at Acadiana. Group sessions provide safe and supportive environments in which patients can share their thoughts and insights, learn from the experiences of others, and practice healthy communication skills, all under the guidance and supervision of an experienced professional. Groups can also serve as an excellent introduction to the power of the recovery community.
Family therapy – Family therapy can play a significant positive role in preparing a patient and his or her loved ones for continued success following the completion of treatment. During family therapy sessions, loved ones will have the opportunity to address how they have been impacted by the patient’s prescription painkiller abuse and addiction, heal rifts and strengthen family bonds, and learn how best to support the patient’s ongoing recovery.
Family workshop – This is a three-day intensive workshop during which patients and their families learn about addiction and the recovery process. In addition to providing valuable education, this workshop also serves to make family members more comfortable with the concept of discussing difficult issues such as addiction in a productive, non-confrontational manner.
Experiential therapy: At Acadiana, we offer a variety of experiential programs that provide patients with creative or other hands-on means of expressing themselves and addressing issues that may have led to or been exacerbated by their prescription painkiller abuse. During an individual’s time in residential treatment, he or she may participate in the following forms of experiential therapy:
- Spiritual counseling
- Recreational therapy
- Meetings with a nutritionist
- Art therapy
- Vocational planning
Continuing Care – What Comes Next?
Upon successfully completing residential treatment at Acadiana, patients who are recovering from and addiction to prescription painkillers will begin to follow the aftercare plan that the members of their treatment team began to develop the moment that they arrived at our center.
The main goal of the aftercare plan is to provide individuals with the opportunity to strengthen the skills that they learned in treatment to increase chances for more successful recovery. Depending on the nature and severity of the individual’s prescription painkiller addiction, the presence of any co-occurring mental health disorders, and the progress that the patient made while in treatment, the aftercare plan may include a referral to a partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), or traditional community-based outpatient services.
For those who can benefit from structured step-down care, Acadiana offers treatment at both the PHP and IOP levels:
Partial hospitalization program (PHP): PHP at Acadiana features comprehensive treatment for each patient, including individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and a wide range of experiential activities. Onsite lodging is available for PHP patients, which allows for a more supportive and secluded healing environment.
Intensive outpatient therapy (IOP): IOP is a less-intensive treatment experience than PHP, with care offered in the evenings to allow patients to work, attend school, or otherwise reintegrate into the community. IOP patients at Acadiana typically participate in 10 hours of weekly therapy for up to five weeks. Treatment in IOP consists of psychoeducational/skills building groups, process groups, individual therapy, and family therapy.
Learn More About Our Rehab Today
To learn more about treatment for prescription painkiller abuse and addiction at Acadiana Addiction Center, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of our programming, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available 24/7 to provide you with the information that you need in order to make the best decision for yourself or your loved one.