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Pain killer addiction

Pain killer addiction: Introduction

Pain killer addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use pain-relieving medication on a regular basis. Pain killers are often prescribed for the treatment of sleeping problems but chronic use can lead to dependence on the drug. Frequent use leads to an increased tolerance to the drug so higher and higher doses are required to achieve the desired euphoric feeling. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pain killer addiction is available below.

Symptoms of Pain killer addiction

  • Uncontrollable craving for pain killers
  • Obsessive thoughts about pain killers
  • Secrecy about use of pain killers
  • Excessive amount of money spend on obtaining pain killers
  • Loss of appetite
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Pain killer addiction

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counselling
  • Recognition of the problem by the patient coupled with a desire for change
  • Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - as an outpatient or inpatient depending on individual patient factors
  • Drug counselling
  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Pain killer addiction: Complications

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Causes of Pain killer addiction

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More information about Pain killer addiction

  1. Pain killer addiction: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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