For Californians', it is important to note that while the painkiller addiction rate for the most populous state of the US is somewhat low compared to neighboring states like Nevada, Arizona and Oregon, it is still hovering at around 5%. Drugs like Oxycontin, Percocet, Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen start by being helpful but quickly turn into a harm, as users begin feeling a ''need'' for pain relievers, even when they are painless.
What aggravates the issue is the ease with which an individual can get his hands-on pain relievers. There is no set system to see how many painkiller's someone has bought in the state of California. One could go ''doctor shopping'', that is seeing multiple doctors with a prescription or fake a prescription. Addicts often say they are still in pain in order to get more pills, when their illness or sore is long gone. Doctors seldom have all the tools and resources to verify the truth of such claims, and thus quickly give medication such as Oxycontin and other pain relievers without thorough verification.
Painkiller users have similar habits to Cocaine addicts, although their addiction can be much more difficult to spot due to the ''legality'' of their drug. In order to combat such addictions, it is important that an individual check themselves in a Painkiller detox and rehab center. In California, these can be found from the biggest cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento or smaller cities like Fremont, River Side and Santa Ana.
The first step is to call us, and we will discuss the various options in order to help an individual suffering from painkiller addiction. Important to note that stopping painkillers suddenly and by yourself without assistance is very dangerous and should not be attempted. The success rate of such attempts is very low, and it can be life threatening. This is why it is crucial that you contact us and we will talk about the options in order to help yourself, a friend or a family member lives a drug-free life.
Here are a few more specific ressources: Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Meperidine, Demerol, Dilaudid.
Below, you will find a list of medical detox for Painkiller addiction in California. These facilities are medically supervised but you should reconfirm with the facilities. The list may be incomplete, so if you have a hard time finding the proper service, call one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.