Premier Prescription Painkiller Addiction Treatment Center

Sierra by the Sea offers comprehensive prescription painkiller addiction treatment for adults age 18 and older. Features of care at our prescription painkiller addiction treatment center in Newport Beach, California, include gender-specific programming, personalized services, and detailed discharge planning to promote long-term success.

Learn About Prescription Painkiller Addiction Treatment

Important facts about treatment for prescription painkiller addiction at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

Prescription painkiller addiction is a substance use disorder that occurs when an individual becomes dependent on medications a doctor prescribed them to alleviate pain associated with an injury, surgery, illness, or other medical condition.

Some of the most common prescription painkillers are opioid medications, such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, morphine, and codeine. These medications are generally safe to use for a short time when a doctor prescribes them.

However, when an individual misuses their prescription painkillers by taking a higher dose than their doctor prescribes or by taking the painkillers in a way that causes them to experience a high, they can develop an addiction to prescription painkillers.

Like illegal opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, prescription painkillers block feelings of pain and release large amounts of dopamine in the brain, causing people to feel relaxed and happy while they are taking the drug. But, in addition to that euphoric feeling, misuse of prescription painkillers can also cause drowsiness, confusion, nausea, and constipation.

Continual misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to a tolerance for the drug, and the brain will need more and more of the substance to experience the same effect. If an individual who is suffering from prescription painkiller addiction does not receive treatment, they will struggle to stop taking their medication, even if their use of the substance damages their relationships or other important areas of their life.

Sierra by the Sea provides gender-specific, trauma-focused treatment for adults age 18 and older who are coping with prescription painkiller addiction. Our specially trained team at our addiction treatment center in Newport Beach, California, will develop an individualized care plan for you or your loved one that is tailored specifically to your unique recovery goals.

If you or someone you care about is battling an addiction to prescription painkillers, help is available. The expert staff at Sierra by the Sea can assist you in getting on the path to long-term health and wellness.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider getting treatment for prescription painkiller addiction at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

Prescription painkiller addiction can harm a person’s life just as much as an addiction to illegal drugs can. That’s why it is so important to get help as early as possible if you or someone you care about is struggling with an addiction to prescription painkillers.

People who are suffering from prescription painkiller addiction experience overwhelming cravings for the painkillers they have become dependent on, so they will often engage in illegal activities to obtain more drugs, such as forgery or stealing.

The more they participate in these risky, illegal activities, the higher the chances that they will get in trouble with the law. And the more they focus on how they can get more painkillers, the less they focus on work, their families, and other important relationships, which can severely damage their day-to-day lives.

As it gets more difficult to access painkillers through legal avenues, many people who struggle with prescription painkiller addiction turn to illegal substances, such as heroin. These drugs are often laced with unknown substances that can cause accidental overdose or permanent bodily harm.

The kind and compassionate staff at Sierra by the Sea can help you or your loved one start the recovery process from prescription painkiller addiction. By seeking help at our addiction treatment center in Newport Beach, California, you lower your risk of experiencing any long-term damage from living with prescription painkiller addiction.

Types of Prescription Painkiller Addiction Treatment at Sierra by the Sea

Types of treatment for prescription painkiller addiction at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

At Sierra by the Sea, we’re committed to providing a truly personalized experience for each adult who receives care at our prescription painkiller addiction treatment center in Newport Beach, California.

Prior to starting treatment for prescription painkiller addiction with us, you’ll complete a thorough assessment. This process will ensure that we have identified and are prepared to address all the obstacles that may have been preventing you from living a healthier and more satisfying life. The information that we gather during your assessment will form the basis of your personalized treatment plan.

Depending on your unique strengths, needs, and goals, your personalized prescription painkiller addiction treatment plan at Sierra by the Sea may include the following elements:

  • Detoxification services
  • Basic medical care
  • Medication management services
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Family therapy

Your personalized prescription painkiller addiction treatment at Sierra by the Sea may also incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities and techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), 12-Step education and support, motivational interviewing, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Although we are committed to personalized care, every adult who heals with us can expect to benefit from certain fundamental features of our programming. For example, each person who receives treatment for prescription painkiller addiction at our center in Newport Beach, California, works with a team of experienced and compassionate professionals, all services are evidence-based and research-supported, and all care is provided within a respectful, gender-specific environment.

Continuing Care for Prescription Painkiller Addiction Treatment

Continuing care options for prescription painkiller addiction treatment

Receiving effective professional treatment for prescription painkiller addiction can be an essential step on your path toward long-term recovery. But at Sierra by the Sea, we understand that your time in treatment with us will be just one part of your recovery journey. For this reason, we place great emphasis on preparing you to make continued progress long after you’ve transitioned out of our care.

Throughout your time in treatment for prescription painkiller addiction at our facility in Newport Beach, California, you’ll develop a variety of skills and strategies that you can incorporate into your daily life to help you manage stress, deal with challenges, and resist relapse.

To support your continued success, we’ll also provide you with a detailed discharge plan as you near the end of your time in treatment with us. This plan will identify the professional referrals, community-based services, and other resources that can help you in the weeks, months, and years following your time at Sierra by the Sea.

As is the case with all elements of your prescription painkiller addiction treatment experience with us, your discharge plan will be customized to address your unique needs and help you achieve your specific short- and long-term goals.

For example, if your treatment team determines that you can benefit from step-down support via a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), or other outpatient services, we will include a referral to a trusted provider in your discharge plan. We can also connect you with support groups and other relevant resources within your community. And, of course, you can always benefit from regular involvement with our alumni services.

From the day you enter our prescription painkiller addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach, California, until long after you’ve returned home, we want Sierra by the Sea to be a source of information, guidance, and continued support as you pursue successful long-term recovery.

For more information about discharge planning, alumni services, or any other feature of treatment at Sierra by the Sea, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to answering all your questions and helping you determine if our prescription painkiller addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach, California, is the perfect place for you or a loved one.

Recovery is fueled by hope and courage and an exploration of the underlying factors such as trauma. Our treatment driven by compassionate and trauma-informed care provides the foundation of recovery and healing.

– Valerie M. Kading, DNP, MBA, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Chief Executive Officer
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)