At Keystone Treatment Center, we understand how chronic pain and addiction can feed into each other, and we provide a specialized treatment program for adults who are battling these often debilitating co-occurring conditions.
Learn about why our chronic pain & addiction treatment program works
Chronic pain can be debilitating, frustrating, and discouraging. You or your loved one may make dozens of appointments with pain specialists before finding a treatment combination that works, and even so, it may not work perfectly. Often physicians prescribe powerful painkilling opioid medications like Vicodin or OxyContin because, despite the risk of addiction, they may be the only thing that works. Unfortunately, you or your loved one may soon need more and more of the medication, or perhaps start taking a bit more than needed to cope with physical pain. In the worst case, you or your loved one may even begin struggling with an addiction. On the other hand, perhaps you or your loved one does not struggle with the abuse of prescription medications but uses other drugs to deal with chronic pain. Whatever the nature of your or your loved one’s struggle with chronic pain and substance abuse may be, we are here to help.
By partaking in our chronic pain treatment program, you will benefit from the effective care available in our core programming while receiving invaluable treatment for your specific needs.
Learn about the expert care offered in our chronic pain & addiction program
Our patients who struggle with chronic pain have the opportunity to work with one of our staff psychologists who is a chronic pain specialist and works specifically with patients who are struggling with chronic pain. This psychologist conducts an evaluation specific to chronic pain, provides individual counseling, and helps design a safe treatment plan that supports our patients’ recovery.
The interventions offered include advising patients about ways to handle chronic pain without using substances, teaching relaxation techniques, and implementing physical therapies. Those patients who struggle with opioid addictions will go through a safe withdrawal using buprenorphine and possibly a non-addicting pain reliever if needed, while under the care of a 24/7 nursing staff.
At Keystone, we believe in the transformational power of the 12-Step Model of treatment, which was first used in Alcoholics Anonymous. Furthermore, because we recognize men’s and women’s unique needs, our treatment programs are separated by gender.
During our patients’ stays, they are cared for by a team of passionate professionals. Our staff includes a psychiatrist and addictionologist, a physician, psychologists, a full nursing staff, and a licensed chemical dependency counselor. Patients also have access to medical and rehab technicians, social workers, recreational therapists, pastors, Native American cultural advisors, and dieticians.
What to expect in our program in South Dakota
When patients first arrive, they will typically need to complete the withdrawal process to detoxify, or detox, their bodies from the substances they have been using. For people with chronic pain, this can often involve detoxing from opioid pain medications. At Keystone, we provide medically monitored detox services with close 24/7 supervision from our team of nurses, physicians, and addiction counselors. Our program also includes several other beneficial methods of care, including:
- Medication management services, which are available so that any co-occurring mental illness symptoms can be alleviated if using coping skills are not enough to provide you with relief from your emotional distress. These services are also supervised by our medical staff so that your health and well-being are preserved while at our center.
- Individual therapy sessions are held two times per week as a means of giving you individualized attention via a confidential therapeutic relationship. These sessions can be a time to discuss how you’ve been feeling, process your experiences, and talk about your recovery journey thus far.
- Three to five group therapy sessions are also part of your treatment experience while participating in the chronic pain treatment track. These groups bring you and others who are also struggling with chronic pain and addiction together so that you can encourage and support one another. Additionally, you will be able to talk about relapse prevention techniques, methods for managing pain, and goal-setting with your peers and members of our staff.
Find out more about our chronic pain & addiction program in South Dakota
Though overcoming a combination of chronic pain and substance abuse may seem overwhelming, it is important to remember that hope still remains for you or your loved one, and we are here to help. If you or someone you know is seeking to heal from substance abuse and chronic pain, contact us and one of our helpful and friendly admissions staff will give you more information and help answer any questions you may have about our program.
At Keystone Treatment Center, we understand how chronic pain and addiction can feed into each other, and we provide a specialized treatment program for adults who are battling this often debilitating condition.