Tampa’s Best Prescription Painkiller Abuse Treatment Center

North Tampa Behavioral Health is a leading rehab center for individuals struggling with painkiller abuse. Located in Wesley Chapel, the expert staff at North Tampa provides lasting recovery through holsitic care and comprehensive programming.

Treatment for Painkiller Abuse

Learn more about Prescription Painkiller Abuse Treatment in North Tampa

Prescription painkillers are an invaluable medical intervention when they’re needed. Whether used to treat mild, moderate, severe, or chronic pain, medications like OxyContin, Percocet, Opana, and hydrocodone can make coping with the discomfort of pain far more bearable for those who struggle with it. However, despite their effectiveness at alleviating pain, prescription painkillers are also highly addictive and potent substances that should always only be taken under the close supervision of a trained medical professional. If one deviates from a doctor’s recommendations, what can result is a powerful addiction that can only be fully ameliorated via effective treatment within a reputable center or rehab program.

If you’re someone who is battling an addiction to prescription painkillers, it’s important for you to know that all hope is not lost. While your addiction may be complex and test your will on a daily basis, professional treatment can guide you towards the sober life you deserve.

At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, Wesley Chapel, Florida’s most trusted treatment center, we are ready, willing, and able to help you win the war against a painkiller addiction once and for all. The combination of our staff’s expertise, our time-tested therapeutic interventions, and invaluable and life-saving detox services, we are confident that we can help you make great strides towards becoming sober. Therefore, if you’re prepared to make the changes needed to leave the misuse of painkillers in the past, call our staff today. Our rehab services could be the key to your happier, healthier future.

Helping a Loved One

How To Help A Loved One Enter Inpatient Rehab for Prescription Painkiller Abuse & Addiction

Bearing witness to someone you’re close to struggle with the abuse of prescription painkillers can, no doubt, be a disconcerting experience. Especially if you’ve watched as your friend or family member’s life take a dark turn since his or her addiction first started, you may feel powerless in terms of what you can do to help your loved one make his or her life better. As someone who cares deeply for this individual, you can play an important role in helping him or her break free from the grips of a prescription painkiller addiction. Please consider the following suggestions:

When you discuss your loved one’s painkiller addiction with him or her, make sure you keep the following in mind:

  • Avoid being judgmental.
  • Remain compassionate and empathic for what your loved one has been going through.
  • Try your best to not get angry or start some sort of conflict pertaining to this issue.
  • Be open to hearing what he or she has to say on the matter.
  • Avoid blaming him or her for his or her actions, behaviors, and emotions, as doing so could cause a rift in your relationship.
  • Convey your own concerns for him or her with true kindness

With these tips in mind, it could also be helpful to do the following:

  • Research options for care that can meet your loved one’s needs.
  • Consult with addiction professionals to get a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of prescription painkiller abuse.
  • Share your findings with your loved one.
  • Offer your support and encourage your loved one to get treatment.
  • Do what you can to prevent any barriers that may be deterring your loved one from accessing rehab services.
  • Make sure you communicate your intentions of support during and after treatment is complete.

By adhering to the above suggestions, this important person in your life may be more inclined to get help to overcome his or her prescription painkiller addiction.

Why Consider Us

Why Consider Inpatient Treatment at North Tampa Behavioral Health

Remaining addicted to prescription painkillers can cause your life to spiral out of your control. In addition to developing a more severe addiction to these substances and starting to experiment with other harmful drugs, your risk of overdose remains an ever-present possibility the longer treatment is delayed or not sought. Additionally, the damage that this sort of addiction can bring on your health can be just as destructive as vital organ damage, organ failure, and irreversible ailments may impact your life and further compromise your ability to live a satisfying existence. Mental health issues may also develop, which can make abstaining from the misuse of painkillers all the more difficult. Family conflict that leads to strained relationships and divorce is likely, as are financial problems when issues occur at work due to the abuse of prescription painkillers. Thankfully, with effective and professional treatment within a respected center or trusted rehab service provider, you can both heal from these sort of effects if they have happened, or avoid them all together.

Philosophy and Benefits

Our Treatment and Rehab Philosophy and Benefits

At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, we believe in using an eclectic approach for the treatment of prescription painkiller addiction. This means we draw from a variety of treatment modalities in order to provide you with the individualized care you deserve. We focus on who you are as an individual, not just the symptoms and effects of your addiction that are impacting your life. While working to learn about you and determining the best approach to address your prescription painkiller addiction, we will do all that we can to help strengthen you physically and mentally. We want to help you achieve a clearer mind, develop better sleeping habits, and improve your nutritional intake. In doing so, we aim to help you avoid relapse and fend off your addictive behaviors in a life-giving manner. We will do everything possible to help you realize a future that is hopeful and full of potential to succeed.

Types of Therapy

Types of Therapy We Use to Treat Prescription Painkiller Abuse and Addiction

At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, we use a variety of treatment modalities to help you begin your recovery. From the moment you enter our program, we will dedicate ourselves to helping you obtain new coping skills, acquire resources, and learn techniques so that you are able to continue to move forward in your rehab efforts and avoid the pitfalls that can lead to relapse.

After a complete evaluation, your treatment team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your individual needs. This plan may include the use of medications to help you through detox or to aid you in controlling mental illness symptoms that could otherwise hinder your ability to engage in the therapeutic process.

We provide detox services when necessary, since many individuals who come to us are still physically dependent on prescription painkillers. Medication management and monitoring are also available 24 hours a day, so if you are experiencing difficulties, time doesn’t matter to us when it comes to easing your discomfort.

We provide individual therapy as needed to help you process issues you may not be ready to disclose in a group setting and to supply you with individualized attention for your specific needs. This is also a time where you can explore any new issues that you may be just starting to identify.

We also utilize group therapy as a method to increase understanding and provide a group forum in which to process issues with others who may have also endured similar challenges related to the abuse of prescription painkillers. Our psychoeducational groups provide information about prescription painkiller addiction and instruction on ways to develop new recovery skills. Our process groups allow you to discuss issues with others who have gone through similar experiences so that you and your peers can heal as a group. Your treatment team will help you decide which groups will be most beneficial for your individual circumstances.

Family involvement is an important component of our prescription painkiller treatment, as family support is critical for your healing. It is likely your treatment plan will include a family consultation which will be used to determine the extent to which family problems exist and to help family members learn about your prescription painkiller addiction so that they can better support you as you recover. We also provide family members with referrals to community-based resources so that they can continue to work on their own issues, learn more about your addiction, and learn what they can expect after you are discharged from our program.

Our therapists often use techniques from the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) model, which helps you learn to identify negative, irrational, or illogical thought patterns and replace them with more adaptive ways of thinking.

When your treatment team determines you no longer need the more intensive and structured services provided by an inpatient program, they will collaborate with you to determine the next best step for you to take to be able to continue progressing toward the life you want to lead.

Continuing Care

Continuing Care – What Comes Next?

At North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, we are committed to making sure your discharge plan is as thorough as possible. Sometimes, people aren’t ready to leave the safe environment provided in our program, and they transition into a residential treatment program following discharge. For other individuals who still feel the need for a high level of services while residing at home, our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) may be the best choice for them.

In sum, your needs will be just as carefully considered when your time in inpatient care is complete, as we want nothing more than for you to succeed in overcoming your addiction to prescription painkillers. Call our staff today to begin making the changes needed to live a sober and happy life.

My addiction to opiates was ruining my life. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't stop. North Tampa took me in and gave me treatment. They gave me life. Another chance. Now I have a job again, and am working toward being the kind of person I want to be. Not just some addict.

– Anonymous Patient
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  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval