We do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to prescription painkiller addiction treatment. At our addiction treatment center, we have the ability to accommodate a variety of needs. Our clients heal in a beautiful, peaceful county setting that’s conducive to recovery.
Learn More About Prescription Painkiller Addiction Treatment
Learn more about painkiller addiction treatment at Bowling Green Brandywine in Kennett Square, PA
While the use of prescription painkillers poses many benefits for individuals suffering from pain as a result of surgery, injury or pain conditions, the abuse of these medications comes with a high price. Whether a person uses painkillers outside of the recommendations set forth by his or her prescribing doctor or uses them for recreational purposes, the abuse of prescription painkillers is certainly not without consequences. Many of these medications, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, or Opana, are highly addictive in nature and can quickly become the focus of a person’s world if an addiction develops. Unfortunately, many people do abuse prescription painkillers and find themselves in a vicious cycle of addiction that can seem impossible to defeat independently. The high caused by these medications can make a person feel euphoria and detached from his or her surroundings, yet these medications can also cause a person to feel uncomfortable and experience pain in the event he or she abruptly stops his or her use of painkillers. The withdrawal associated with prescription pain medication abuse is, sadly, often enough of a reason for a person to resume his or her abuse of these drugs.
The seemingly endless pattern of self-destruction that is involved in an addiction to prescription medications can be stopped. By partaking in treatment, a person battling a chemical dependency concern of this kind can regain control and live a happy, healthy, and sober life once more. With the help of such professionals at an addiction treatment and rehab center, individuals can find recovery from their addiction to prescription painkillers.
At Bowling Green Brandywine, located in Kennett Square, PA, we understand the physical and psychological pain associated with an addiction to prescription pain medications. For this reason, we are proud to offer the life-saving treatment and rehab needed to overcome an addiction so that those grappling with chemical dependency can come to understand their addiction more and acquire the skills needed to achieve and sustain healing, recovery, and sobriety once they leave our addiction treatment center.
How to Help a Loved One
Helping a loved one get treatment for prescription painkiller addiction
Being a concerned friend or family member of a person addicted to prescription pain medications may cause you to feel a variety of emotions. You may feel angry that your loved one has been abusing these medications. You may feel fearful for what the future holds for your loved one. You may feel confused as to how your loved one has come to abuse painkillers, and you may even feel powerless as to what you can do to help the person you care about. Rest assured, however, as there are things that you, a concerned friend or family member, can do to help your loved one get the treatment and rehab at a center specializing in prescription painkiller addiction that he or she needs:
- Learn about what it means to be addicted to painkillers. Research the various risks associated with painkiller abuse and take the time to learn about the disease of addiction.
- Establish a safety plan with other concerned friends and/or family members so that a plan of action is in place in the event that your loved one experiences a medical emergency as a result of his or her addiction.
- Talk with your loved one about his or her addiction and discuss the need for treatment and rehab at a center specializing in prescription painkiller addiction.
- Offer to assist your loved one in researching treatment and rehab centers that can meet his or her unique needs.
- Encourage your loved one to reach out to his or her provider of choice and inquire about the admissions process.
- Offer to go with your loved one to his or her scheduled assessment for admissions at his or her chosen center for prescription painkiller addiction treatment and rehab.
It is also a good idea to see if you can consult with your loved one’s treatment providers to learn and acquire the following:
- Ways you can show support while your loved one is in treatment
- Things you can do to be of assistance to your loved one once he or she has completed treatment and rehab for his or her prescription painkiller addiction
- Resources available for loved ones of people who are battling an addiction
Lastly, it is important that you partake in any family sessions that may be part of your loved one’s care at his or her chosen center for prescription painkiller addiction treatment and rehab, as doing this will help mend the relationship you have with your loved one.
Why Consider Treatment
Why consider treatment for painkiller addiction at Bowling Green Brandywine in Kennett Square, PA
While many people are familiar with the dangers associated with illegal drug use and abuse, there are misconceptions in existence that negate the dangers involved in abusing prescription pain medications. Several medications, especially those that are oxycodone or hydrocodone-based, can be habit-forming and lead to an addiction that will likely wreak havoc in a person’s life. If an addiction to painkillers forms, the resulting consequences can include loss of one’s job due to poor work performance, interaction with the legal system when trying to acquire more of these medications, and increased conflict within interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, if an individual is abusing these medications and is also struggling with a mental health condition at the same time, it is probable that that person will experience an overall decline in his or her mental health. From a physiological standpoint, the health risks associated with prescription pain medication abuse and addiction can be fatal if allowed to remain an active component in a person’s life. The risk for overdose is ever-present and the damage done to an individual’s vital organs may be irreversible. Fortunately, those who seek treatment at a high-quality prescription painkiller addiction treatment and rehab center can avoid these consequences and risks and ultimately achieve the healing and recovery needed to live sober lives.
Types of Treatment
Types of painkiller addiction treatment offered at Bowling Green Brandywine in Kennett Square, PA
With an approach to treatment and rehab that centers on the philosophy of working with honesty, compassion, and diligence in providing clinical excellence and quality care to everyone with whom we work, the staff at Bowling Green in Kennett Square, PA has been a leading provider of chemical dependency and dual diagnosis treatment for over 30 years. Throughout the years, we have remained diligent in providing exceptional treatment and rehab at our addiction center by consistently evolving our programs in order to reflect evidence-based best practices. Standing firm in the belief that chemical dependency, including an addiction to prescription painkillers, is a highly treatable condition, we have found that by using clinical, behavioral, 12-Step, and pharmacological interventions, the detrimental effects of addiction and mental illness can be arrested.
At Bowling Green Brandywine, we are pleased to offer comprehensive residential treatment and rehab that provides treatment for men and women, aged 18 and older, who are suffering from substance use disorders or dual diagnosis concerns. In order to provide rehab and treatment at our center that is tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual who comes to Bowling Green, we offer separate programming for those who are in need of general rehabilitation services in order to address chemical dependency, including prescription painkiller addiction, as well as dual diagnosis programming for those who are suffering from substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric conditions. Using a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach, in conjunction with person-centered and psychoeducational approaches, the following options for care are available to residents receiving treatment and rehab at Bowling Green:
Medically monitored detoxification: When residents arrive at Bowling Green with drugs or prescription painkillers in their systems, they may benefit from going through the process of medically supervised detoxification prior to engaging in our residential rehabilitation and treatment programming at our prescription painkiller addiction treatment center. This detoxification process allows individuals to have any and all substances cleared from their bodies while remaining in a safe, medically monitored environment in our center for prescription painkiller abuse treatment and rehab. During this detox process, residents are afforded the opportunity to take part in individual therapy at a minimum of once per week. Additionally, residents take part in group therapy each day while in rehab at our treatment center, of which may include discussions on a variety of topics, such as healthy living, communication skills, handling guilt, cycles of behavior, anger management, impulse control, recovery stress, and an introduction to the 12-Steps. Residents in the detox program are also provided with time for recreation on a daily basis, as well as time for relaxation training 5 days a week. If symptoms of a psychiatric condition are present, residents will have an initial consult with the psychiatrist and will then follow-up on an as-needed basis when stepped down to the rehabilitation level of care.
Medication management: Residents who are engaged in the dual diagnosis program at our Kennett Square location will meet with a psychiatrist once a week. Medical doctors, nurse practitioners, and other qualified members of the nursing staff are also on hand to meet with residents in order to monitor the effectiveness of any medications that are prescribed and to make any changes that may be necessary.
Individual therapy: Residents engaged in both the rehabilitation and dual diagnosis programs are able to take part in individual therapy sessions at a minimum of once per week while in prescription painkiller addiction rehab at our treatment center. Led by qualified counselors, these sessions are designed to be a time for residents to meet on a one-to-one basis with a professional who can help them process through their time in treatment and rehab, address any concerns that may arise, and celebrate successes and accomplishments as they happen.
Family therapy: Family therapy sessions are available to residents and their loved ones on an as-needed basis and may be scheduled at any time if it is deemed appropriate for helping a resident in his or her recovery. All family members of residents, however, are encouraged to attend Bowling Green’s weekly family program. This program occurs every Sunday and includes a one-hour psychoeducational presentation, followed by an hour-long meeting with the resident, his or her family members, and an available counselor. Additionally, Al Anon representatives come to these meetings in order to provide information, assistance, and support to the family members of residents.
Group therapy: Group therapy sessions are a major component of the care provided at Bowling Green Brandywine. Led by both counselors and clinical technicians, the groups that take place in both the rehabilitation program and the dual diagnosis program at our treatment and rehab center include psychoeducational groups, process groups, gender groups, 12-Step groups, community meetings, and daily wrap-up meetings.
Residents taking part in the rehabilitation program may engage in the following types of groups:
- The Family and Substance Use
- Breaking from Past Lifestyles
- Stages of Change
- Anger and Substance Use
- Treating Your Own Addiction
- Relapse Prevention
- Stress Tricks
- Making the 12-Steps Work
- Recovery Ain’t Easy
- Guilt Traps
- Cycles of Behavior and Self-Responsibility
- Recovering Emotions
- Stink Think
Residents taking part in the dual diagnosis program may engage in the following types of groups:
- Recovery Ain’t Easy
- Clean Thinking
- Anger Management
- Focused Thinking
- Impulse Control
- Recovering Emotions
- Cycles of Behavior and Self-Responsibility
- Social Skills Development
- Overcoming Guilt
- Overcoming Depression
- Overcoming the Past
- Relapse Prevention
Experiential therapy: In an attempt to provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to the treatment and rehab offered at our prescription painkiller addiction center offered, Bowling Green gives residents opportunities for experiential therapies in addition to the more traditional therapeutic approaches. Experiential groups are included as part of the psychoeducational component to treatment and typically occur on a weekly basis. Music therapy, meditation, and Reiki are examples of the experiential therapies offered. In addition, there is time set aside every day, twice on Fridays and Saturdays, for residents to participate in recreational activities while in rehab at our treatment center.
Continuing care and levels of treatment for prescription painkiller addiction
In addition to our residential programming options for individuals battling an addiction to prescription painkillers, Bowling Green also offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for males, aged 18 and older. Men who take part in Bowling Green’s PHP are provided with overnight housing off-campus where they will receive 3 meals a day while in rehab at our treatment center and transportation to and from Bowling Green’s campus. Once on campus, residents partake in approximately 6 hours of onsite programming. Men who take part in PHP meet with their primary counselors for their morning process groups and then attend psychoeducational groups for the rest of the day. In the evenings, residents participate in a 12-Step meeting off-campus where they can begin working on utilizing their skills in a real world setting.
Additionally, residents engaged in Bowling Green’s partial hospitalization program are provided with individual therapy sessions twice each week and various group therapy sessions each day while in rehab at our treatment center. When residents are suffering from a dual diagnosis, they will have the opportunity to meet with a psychiatrist once each week for medication management services. Residents and their family members are also encouraged to participate in Bowling Green’s weekly family program.
When residents’ time at Bowling Green Brandywine, located in Kennett Square, PA, within Chester county, comes to an end, regardless of which program they have taken part in, our dedicated staff works with them to ensure that the transition back into their everyday lives is a smooth and comfortable one. In collaboration with each resident, the counselors at Bowling Green make appropriate arrangements so that the most appropriate level of care is recommended post one’s discharge from programming. For men, they may discharge from residential and go directly into our PHP, whereas others may be ready to return home and receive follow-up services at a less intensive rate. For women, once their time in residential treatment and rehab is completed, appropriate measures will be taken in order to make sure that they are set up with aftercare options that will most optimally meet their continuing care needs. Our case managers facilitate the process of setting up appointments, arranging transportation, and making sure that there is a streamlined transition to any specialized appointments that may be beneficial after leaving our prescription painkiller addiction treatment and rehab center.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, look no further than Bowling Green in Kennett Square, PA. Here you will find a smart, highly-trained staff of skilled and compassionate professionals who will go the extra mile to ensure that you or your loved one receives the comprehensive treatment and rehab needed in order to start on the path to a better future.