When a person becomes physically or emotionally dependent on a particular substance and feels they can’t make it through a day without using, they are said to be addicted. Prescription painkillers are some of the most habit-forming medications on earth, and a lot of folks in Florida feel like they can’t live without them. Maybe you are one of those good people with a bad habit. Fortunately, recovery in Palmetto, Florida is possible. Various reputable treatment programs, such as those offered through Palmetto Drug Rehab Programs, can help you recover from your drug and alcohol addiction.
The Roots of Addiction
Nobody who’s dependent on prescription painkillers got that way on purpose. Many people were prescribed strong prescription pain pills after an injury and then found they needed those pills long after their injuries healed. Some addicts started with street drugs containing opiates and now need them every day. Either addict may have the desire to stop using but be unable to resist the physical cravings. If this sounds like you or someone you love, inpatient rehab in Palmetto is ready to help. Click here to read more about addiction treatment options and to learn more about commonly abused drugs.
The reason people become addicted is not weakness or lack of self-control. Opiate medications such as Oxycontin, Percocet, Lortab, Roxicodone, and other strong pain meds contain the same addictive chemicals as heroin. Not everyone who uses pain meds after an accident becomes dependent. For those that do, however, kicking the habit can be hard.
Groups After Rehab
|Meeting||Day & Time||Location|
|NA||Wintergarden Presbyterian Church||Tuesday, 7:30 pm||Step Up to Recovery Group Discussion/Participation, Non-Smoking18305 Wintergarden Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33948|
|AA||Nitty Gritty Group (Women)||Monday, 10:15 am||Venice/Nokomis Methodist Church208 Palm Avenue, Nokomis, FL 34275|
|AA||Tropic Meeting||Wednesday, 7:00 pm||Cub Scout HouseAt the Park Tropic, 34229, Osprey, FL 34229|
Palmetto Drug Rehab Programs Like AA/NA
Once the body is free of opiates and narcotic drugs, psychological counseling and cognitive behavior therapy can help the patient understand their addiction and avoid using. There is more to staying clean than simply not using. Peer groups, customized counseling, and addiction aftercare therapy can help you regain control of your life and dignity.
The best option for those with alcohol issues is the Alcoholics Anonymous community. The twelve step process creates short term goals to help resolve the issues that have previously prevented the final goal of sobriety. For meeting schedules click here.
Narcotics Anonymous also provides a quality environment for people with non-specific substance abuse problems. Like Alcoholics Anonymous they go through the twelve step process. To find their meetings click here.