If you think that you or a loved one is suffering from narcotics addiction, don’t give up hope. There are many different treatment options available to those who are dealing with narcotics addiction and who need help. For the most difficult to treat narcotics addictions, especially those which started with a legitimate use of the drugs for the treatment of chronic pain, it may be necessary to attend an inpatient program for a period of about 90 days before returning home or to a sober living environment to complete extended counseling.
Some people benefit from simple counseling and support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA). These programs provide peer support and usually have group meetings periodically throughout the week so those in recovery are able to meet up with others and share their stories of struggle & triumph as they go. Sometimes, peer support is the best medicine for people who are making their way, day by day, through the ups and downs of recovery from addiction to painkillers, opiates or other narcotics.