Painkiller Treatment Program
The painkiller treatment program at Hickory Trail is lead by
Manoochehr Khatami, M.D. A clinical professor at UTSW Medical
School in Dallas, Dr. Khatami has 25 years of experience in helping
clients with pain management problems and painkiller addiction. Dr.
Khatami and our team of professionals, including nurses and
therapists, will help clients in our secure, confidential,
Opiates and their Effects
- Opiates are a class of drugs that includeing heroin and pain
killers. Some examples of pain medications are: hydrocodone
(Vicoden), codeine, morphine, oxycodone, methadone, Percocet and
- Opiates are drugs that relieve pain but can also cause an
addictive euphoria, or "high."
Developing an addiction
- Regular use of opiates can lead to an addiction. Addiction
occurs when someone increases opiate use to a point where it is
incredibly difficult to stop, resulting in painful withdrawal
symptoms. Addiction dramatically changes one's behavior, resulting
in compulsive behavior, unmanageable mood changes and continued use
despite experiencing negative consequences.
- Difficulty sleeping
- Nausea and vomiting
- Anxiety and irritability
- Muscle aches
Breakthrough treatments are available, such as Suboxone, a
medication that is used to help patients through withdrawal.
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