Once an individual comes to us for help with stopping the use of pain medication, the staff at Las Vegas Recovery Center conducts a thorough assessment and then starts with medically managed detox from pain pills. Our dedicated professional team evaluates each client and creates an individualized treatment plan. No two clients are alike, so treatment is tailored to each client’s specific needs. Twenty-four hour nursing care is provided throughout the detoxification process, and visits from medical staff take place daily. Detox medications are administered when indicated, including short-term use of methadone or buprenorphine (Subutex) for opiate detoxification. We can accommodate the most complex and difficult cases, including dependence on all types of opiates (narcotic painkillers), sedatives (sleeping pills), anti-anxiety drugs (nerve pills), stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine), alcohol, and marijuana. We are here to ensure that each individual is in the hands of highly qualified medical professionals and that he or she feels fully supported.
What to expect during pain pill detox
Pain pill detox can be a challenging phase of recovery. Symptoms of withdrawal from opiate pain relievers are challenging and can include increased pain, anxiety, sleep disturbance, agitation, muscle cramps, diarrhea, and nausea and/or vomiting. Because of the physical dependence induced by opiates and other substances, a variety of drugs are often used to facilitate withdrawal safely, but the key to successful detoxification for any individual is a thorough, personalized assessment conducted by experienced medical staff. Blood is drawn and analyzed for drug-induced medical complications, such as liver problems, blood count abnormalities, and other potential health issues. Appropriate medications are prescribed to manage pain pill withdrawal and keep individuals safe. Our program offers individualized detoxification protocols that can include a variety of medications, including the short-term use of methadone or buprenorphine (Subutex) for opiate detoxification when indicated. Our comprehensive approach is accomplished at Las Vegas Recovery Center by a multidisciplinary clinical treatment team and closely monitored by our expert medical and nursing staff under the supervision of our Medical Director, Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM. Our goals are to make sure that each person goes through pain pill withdrawal with a minimum of discomfort, and leaves free of all opiates and other mood-altering/habit-forming drugs, including sedatives, hypnotics, stimulants, and alcohol.
To support those in detox from pain pills, LVRC adds a dose of compassion and caring
The medical and clinical services provided by Las Vegas Recovery Center are impressive, but we believe that care and compassion are also critical elements to recovery when it comes to pain pill detox. We have a deep understanding of the way chronic pain can destroy a person and his or her family, and we care about the suffering of those who feel trapped by the limited options they may think they have for pain recovery. We are acutely aware of the devastating impact chronic pain combined with the long-term use of prescription medications has on individuals, and we are prepared to help them through the challenging detox phase of recovery. Throughout their time with us, we treat our clients with the kind of compassion and care they deserve in their valiant efforts to stop their dependency on prescription drugs. At the conclusion of the detox phase, and once our clients are medically stable, we prepare them for the next phase of our pain recovery program.