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Painkiller Detox and Treatment in California

California Prescription Drug Abuse

The number of drug overdose deaths in California reached an all-time high in 2014, yet has been on a recent decline in the past few years. Out of all the drugs that are abused in California, most residents who are addicted to drugs experience fatal overdoses from opioids, such as prescription pain medication. In 2014 over 4,500 drug users in California experienced fatal overdose death because of prescription drugs, which was a significant increase from early 2000. Each year in California, residents who are using drugs die from drug poisoning at a higher rate than those who die in car accidents. More than twice as many California residents died from drug overdose compared to those who died from murder. In Northern California, there was a higher frequency of drug overdose because of prescription drugs than in Southern California.

Prescription drugs prescribed to treat pain create new drug addiction problems every year within the state. Most prescription drug users who have become dependent on these drugs will transition to other illicit drugs. The common reason why this happens is that prescription drugs become too expensive and illegal drugs are readily available and cost less. For many prescription drug users in California, overcoming the addiction is difficult. Prescription drug addiction requires extensive inpatient treatment starting with medical detox. After medical detox, the most successful route of treatment is an inpatient drug rehab center.

It is sadly too common to see things like ''victim dies of medication overdose'' and ''deadly cocktail of painkiller and alcohol''. These tragedies happen to individual who began taking medication in order to help with a specific ailment, but the treatment itself becomes a problem. Add to this the combination of painkillers and alcohol and tragedy is on its way. In California, it is not too difficult to find death attributed to an overdose of pain relievers. This phenomena is also observable in some of Hollywood's biggest star, who check in rehab not for illegal drugs nowadays, but for using medication in a non-medical way.

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.

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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.






California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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.

List of Rehabs and Detox for Painkiller Abuse in California

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