Extremely addictive painkillers are prescribed regularly, anything from a light sprain, to pain management after dental work, are valid reasons for an individual to be prescribed a highly addictive prescription drug. However, one percent, or almost two million Americans, report having developed an addiction to a painkiller medicine. Below are a few ways to prevent painkiller addiction. For more information, contact our New Jersey detox today.

What Makes Painkillers so Dangerous?

You might be wondering what makes painkillers so dangerous, the short answer? They are HIGHLY addictive. When you take a painkiller, you run the risk of forming a habit. The higher the dosage and the longer you take it, the higher the risk. Others factors can come into play as well, such as genetics, mental health, and environment.

How to Prevent Addiction

Sometimes a painkiller prescription is unavoidable. If this is the case, make sure to follow your Doctors prescribed dosage extremely carefully. Also, assign a specific family member or loved one to hold you accountable for stopping the pain pills once your pain is manageable. If you can avoid painkillers all together, you can try some other pain solutions, such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, or asking for alternative medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.

New Jersey Detox that can help me beat addiction

New Jersey Detox

If you or someone you know is struggling with abuse of painkillers or other substances, contact the Discovery Institute. Through supervised medical detox and proven treatment programs, we can help you get back to a drug-free life. Achieving the lifestyle you deserve today.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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