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Addiction is a chronic, progressive brain disease.
We’ve all heard that before, but it’s easy to fall back into the long-disproven line of thinking that quitting alcohol or painkillers should be a matter of willpower.
It’d be nice if that were true, but it isn’t.
At The Raleigh House, we know that treating the disease means treating the whole person. When you—or your loved one—walk through our door, you’ll be assigned a master’s level therapist who will serve as your personal guide. Together, you’ll make goals not only for recovery, but for the future. What do you want out of life? What truly makes you happy? How can you build better relationships and make better choices.
We tackle it all.
Every person’s path to addiction is unique, which means that every person’s journey to recovery is unique. One person may have a co-occurring condition like depression that needs to be treated. Another may be struggling with childhood trauma.
The key is to find—and deal with—anything that may be holding you back. Not only in terms of addiction, but in life.
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After showing determination and fight during rehab, many experience a rehab slump once they get out. While this may be completely normal, it is important to display more resilience than ever to avoid falling back into the grip of prescription painkillers.
How to Help Someone Addicted to Painkillers
It’s somewhat natural to have a fear of rehab. Your loved one obviously won’t like the thought of going through withdrawal. What’s more, he or she won’t know what kind of setting to expect. Will it be like being in a hospital for three months?
The best way to address these fears is to educate yourself and have a plan. That way, you’ll be able to explain to your loved one how his or her detox will be medically supervised and handled. You’ll also be able to describe what life will be like in treatment.
What’s more, The Raleigh House doesn’t feel like a hospital. It feels like a home—with vibrant artwork, hardwood floors, cheery bedrooms, spacious kitchens and inviting living spaces.
Your loved one will eat meals prepared by a chef who specializes in a diet tailored for those in recovery. He or she will also meet with a nutritionist who will help heal the body from the effects of painkillers.
At The Raleigh House, we believe that exercise is more than a healthy hobby. It’s a way to boost the brain to produce the natural feelings of happiness that painkillers took away. That’s why our residents have access to a gym, swimming pool, rock-climbing wall, yoga classes and more.
But it may be our sense of community that ultimately inspires your loved one the most. We’re in this fight together. We know that it’s possible to get well and to live a life full of hope and potential. This isn’t about just getting off painkillers. It’s about getting on with your life and building excitement for the future.
The Raleigh House and Rehab for Pain Pill Addiction
The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes in treating the whole person, not just the addiction. When you—or your loved one—leave our program, it will be with the tools needed to face life head on—and to embrace both the challenges and opportunities that are ahead. Breaking free from addiction is not just about giving something up. It’s about building a new and better life. Fill out our form or call today to learn more about our painkiller addiction treatment program.