Last updated: 04/2/2019
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review
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Kapanol isn’t very well-known as it is primarily used to treat a small population of patients in severe pain and those that are terminally ill. However, if you have found yourself using Kapanol and have become dependent upon it, it is a debilitating addiction, like that experienced with any other opioid. Inpatient Kapanol addiction treatment may be your best chance at succeeding in recovery.
Considered a Schedule II drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Kapanol is characterized as a drug with a high potential for abuse and as one whose use leads to severe physical and/or psychological dependence.
A narcotic pain reliever, Kapanol is only prescribed to adults with moderate to severe pain. It can be prescribed for both acute and chronic pain. Despite being a prescription only medication with a specific medical use, it isn’t safe for everyone to use, especially when used non-medically.
When you choose to use Kapanol more frequently than prescribed or in larger doses, you run a very real risk of overdose and death. For this reason, the information defined as most important by the FDA all has to do with dosing amounts, due to the danger that incorrect dosing presents for users.
To protect yourself from possible overdose and death or the many other health risks associated with Kapanol use, you should choose to attend inpatient rehab.
Should I Choose Inpatient Treatment for My Kapanol Addiction?
Like that experienced with other opioids, Kapanol withdrawal is debilitating. If you experience withdrawals when you cease using Kapanol, you will benefit most from inpatient care. You face symptoms like:
- Muscle aches and pains
- Diarrhea and cramping
- Chills and goosebumps
- Nausea and vomiting
But, you can’t attend treatment and avoid these symptoms because you will have to detox and remove the Kapanol from your system. If you choose to go to an inpatient treatment program, you will receive 24-hour a day oversight from a professional staff that can use medical interventions to ease or eliminate your discomfort. You won’t spend nights at home in pain without qualified care.
Moreover, if you received Kapanol by prescription, you very likely need pain management and abstaining from Kapanol will make your pain unbearable. When you are in inpatient treatment, all of your health concerns will be treated because each impacts the others. You won’t be left to tough it through the pain while you go cold turkey off of your meds. You will receive pain management that is in line with your addiction treatment.
Do I Need a Residential Rehab Facility for My Kapanol Addiction?
If Kapanol use has impacted every aspect of your life, you will likely feel safer in a residential facility where many of your regular daily tasks are performed by the facility. You won’t have to worry about maintaining a nutritious diet. This sort of benefit can help you to focus fully on your treatment and can maintain your health. Further, you will be removed from a setting that may be triggering you to continue your drug use.
You will also be removed from the temptation of drug and alcohol use because they are not permitted at the facility.
How Long Should I Stay in Inpatient Treatment for My Kapanol Addiction?
Opioid addictions are among the hardest addictions to treat because the drugs take such firm control of your brain and your body. You will need time to undergo detox and to take in as much treatment as possible. Accept no less of a stay than 28 days. This long-term treatment will be the bare minimum.
If you are using more than one type of drug, have a psychological condition in addition to your addiction, have severe underlying causes for drug use that need to be worked through, or have an extreme form of Kapanol addiction, consider a longer term of treatment. Programs that are 60 or 90 days in length may be better able to address your needs.