Pharmaceutical drug addiction is ever-escalating. Right now, over half a million Australians are dependent on their prescription painkillers and addiction can surface in less than 2 weeks of regular use.
For many people prescribed painkillers, taking the drug is a necessity to support the management of long-term chronic pain or assist in post-op healing. However, not many people consider the risks associated with taking prescribed medications nor do they realise that these drugs can and are as lethal and addictive as illicit drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.
The primary three classes of painkillers that are most addictive are opioids, nervous system depressants and stimulants. It is common for most people to first use painkillers for a legitimate purpose, however prolonged use creates a physiological dependency that may go un-noticed for long periods.
It may not be until a person is looking to reduce their use that they realise they have a situation where they “need” the drug beyond just their pain management. The long-term effects of prescription painkiller abuse are far-reaching and may include:
Dealing with Addiction is hard. At Noosa Confidential we do not assume. We take a “whole life” approach and rely on pathological diagnosis combined with the latest integrative research and psychological testing to ensure we understand you, the challenges you face and the objectives that drive you to make change. April
All Noosa Confidential programs start with research… we do not make any assumptions about how you got to the point you are or what that is like for you physically and psychologically.
We base how we will work with you through the stages of feel better, get better, stay better on your individual specific test results.
Our priority is not to fix you but to support and educate as we facilitate your transition to start feeling better. From here we will guide you to get better and give you the tools you need long term to stay better.
If you are looking for a solution to help someone else that you can see is struggling, we are here to help. Our team is ready and waiting to provide you with the advice, support and guidance you need to start a conversation about treatment.
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