Learn the Warning Signs of Addiction to Painkillers

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Learn the Warning Signs of Addiction to Painkillers

Learn the Warning Signs of Addiction to Painkillers

It can be difficult sometimes to know if you’ve crossed a line and begun to abuse your prescription medication. Many people who have become addicted to painkillers started out with a legitimate prescription from a doctor. Dependence on prescription drugs is a trend that is skyrocketing lately, with more and more people addicted. Painkillers might include such drugs as acetaminophen, salicylates, morphine, opium, and other opioids. Many of the drugs build up tolerances, leading addicts to seek greater and greater doses to maintain their effectiveness.

One very important question you should ask yourself is, did you keep taking the pills after your prescription ended? In other words, are you taking drugs without a doctor’s recommendation? If you are, you probably have a problem with prescription painkillers. It doesn’t take much to edge into addiction. If you think there’s any chance of you being addicted to or dependent on prescription painkillers, keep in mind these warning signs:

•Any change in personality.

•Withdrawing from social activities.

•Usage after doctor recommendation.

•Change in habits or appearance.

•Blackouts or forgetfulness.

•Neglecting responsibilities.


If you have a problem with drug addiction or dependence, you should seek help now. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.