Over half a million Australians are dependent on prescription painkillers, with addiction commencing in less than 2 weeks of regular use.
Painkillers are as addictive and lethal as illicit drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. Prolonged use can create a physiological and psychological dependency.
Prescribed and non-prescribed medications can cause addiction, behavioural changes and side effects, all of which can be managed and treated.
Painkiller misuse and dependency can have devastating consequences on your physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Anxiety, depression, mood swings, suicidal thoughts and psychosis.
Coordination difficulties, brain fog, memory loss, confusion and disorientation.
Insomnia, irregular pulse, nausea, loss of appetite.
Unable to speak with loved ones. Secretive behaviour.
Loss of job or poor performance.
Doctor shopping and black market for medications.
Our supportive team works with you to understand and evaluate your current painkiller needs and whether you have reached a point of reliance.
From here we work with you to safely taper use, identify and address underlying causes of misuse and achieve long lasting recovery. No two programs are alike however all include emphasis on mental health and physical wellbeing working hand in hand with improving relationships and emotional resilience.
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