Pain Pill Abuse & Addiction Treatment in Tampa Bay

Prescription pain pill dependence and addiction is on the rise. According to a national survey, approximately 5% of the U.S. population admits to using prescription pain pills within the last month. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 1.85 million people in the U.S. have either abused or developed an addiction to prescription painkillers.

Prescription painkillers are opiates that include oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, tramadol, and codeine. They are sold under brand names such as OxyContin, Ultram, Demerol, Lorcet, Vicodin, Percocet, Norco, Lortab, Percodan, and many others. They are prescribed to people who have undergone surgery or suffer from chronic, painful conditions such as slipped discs and arthritis.

According to the State Medical Examiner's Office and a report by the Tampa Tribune, in the first six months of 2010, oxycodone caused 715 overdose deaths in the state of Florida – more than any other drug, with 67 of those deaths in Tampa and surrounding areas of Hillsborough County. Don't let yourself, or a loved one become a statistic in what is becoming a nation-wide epidemic..

These opiates affect the way the body perceives pleasure and pain. They act by stimulating the brain's reward system, and in turn, providing pain relief. Once the affects wear off, the pain can become more intense, prompting people to take more, and subsequently abusing the drug. Often times the people who abuse and develop an addiction to these drugs had no intention of misusing them. But when prescription drugs are misused and abused, the consequences can be fatal.

The rate of prescription pain pill addiction continues to rise at an alarming rate, but that doesn't mean you or your loved one can't get help. At True Path Recovery, we help people from all across the greater Tampa Bay area and nationwide withdrawal safely and successfully from prescription drugs. We can provide you with the tools to help you gain control of your life, and offer medical referrals should you need help during the detoxification period.

Call us toll free at 1-877-367-9662 if you're concerned that you may have a prescription drug problem, or if you're ready to take that next step. We're here to guide you. Let us show you the way.