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Painkillers are pills made with opioids. You can only get them with a prescription because they are very habit-forming. It is very easy to get dependent on these and it’s very difficult to stop your dependency without seeking professional help.

How Painkillers Affect Your brain

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If someone takes pain pills for a long period of time, they tends to increase your pain. This  increase in pain caused by consuming painkillers is referred to as  hyperalgesia. Everyone that uses painkillers can easily become dependent on them. Painkiller use affects one’s aspirations, ambitions, determinations, passions, reationale, schooling and recollection. The more pain pills that you ingest, the more your logic and reasoning will diminish. This often causes erratic and disheartening behaviors such as frequent need to use and lawlessness.

Irresistible Painkillers

When someone is dependent on painkillers, it means that they will experience negative withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the pills. Painkiller addiction is compulsive seeking and using despite numerous harmful negative consequences.

Our Treatment Approach

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we have a very effective, yet simple recovery process that is based on combining natural supplementation along with appropriate drugs. We use proven and tested supplementation that works specifically with the protocol that was prescribed directly by your physician. This supplementation directly supports your body’s inhibitory systems that cause opioid withdrawal. With this direct support to your inhibitory systems we deliver one of the most effective opioid detox programs in the country.


Opioid withdrawal is often avoided by addicts at all costs because it is very unpleasant. Withdrawal is when your body makes adjustments in order to keep blood flowing and the lungs breathing as a result of repeated exposure to opioid-based painkillers. Your baseline amount of noradrenaline is increased over time due to an increase in locus ceruleus neuronal activity. This occurs as a result of the painkillers suppressing and offsetting the increased noradrenaline baseline forcing the addict to constantly use just to feel normal; and, if the use of the painkiller is abruptly stopped, the higher noradrenaline baseline causes triggering jitters, anxiety, muscle cramps, diarrhea and insomnia due to the Central Nervous System. Common opiate withdrawal symptoms include:  Craving, Sneezing, Yawning, Diarrhea, Enlarged pupils, Cramps, Chills, Nausea, Puking, Aches, Anxiety, Depression and Sleeplessness

Opiate Detox



The duration of opioid withdrawal can be several days and even longer depending on the person’s duration of use. Most withdrawal symptoms last about five days with minor discomfort persisting for weeks. Often times former addicts experience problems falling asleep and staying asleep. Many of these  withdrawal symptoms can be minimized with our professional services. We offer withdrawal-specific medications to alleviate your withdrawal discomfort. Buprenorphine is our most common medication used during our opioid detoxification process.

Painkillers Are Very Dangerous

We find it to not be very wise to try to detox at home; since, it usually ends in relapse. Most people that try to self-detox at home end up experiencing opioid withdrawal syndrome that causes both physical and mental distress that is extremely unpleasant. Anyone that is addicted to prescription pain pills will do almost anything to avoid withdrawal despite the consequences.

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