New Painkiller Zohydro Enters Market, Chapters Capistrano Encourages Relapse Prevention in Opioid Addiction

Addiction recovery center Chapters Capistrano highlights relapse and substance abuse risk of Zohydro, a new painkiller recently approved by the FDA.

Prescription drug abuse, according to Chapters Capistrano, is a problem that is becoming rapidly recognized all across America, and is closely linked to the growing epidemic of heroin addiction. While many are working to raise awareness about the increased risk of prescription drug abuse and addiction, emerging reports from the U.S. government have shown that many “high use” individuals are obtaining these medications from medical professionals. For Chapters Capistrano, an addiction recovery center, this finding raises great concern, especially with the recent FDA approval of painkiller medication Zohydro.

Mike Shea, owner of Chapters Capistrano, explains, “Doctors and pharmacists are essential to ensuring that patients use painkillers — if necessary — appropriately and stay aware of all addiction risks. With Zohydro entering the market and many addicts obtaining these drugs from doctors, it is hard to pinpoint addiction troubles. When delivered through medical authorities, these drugs can appear legitimate and safe; in truth, they can be highly dangerous and addictive.”

Shea also raises concern over the strength and efficacy of Zohydro — a drug that is noted to be much more potent than existing, addictive prescription medications. One recent report from Huffington Post explains, “Zohydro's easily crushed capsules will contain up to 50 milligrams of pure hydrocodone; that's 10 times more hydrocodone than a regular Vicodin.”

While this chemical makeup has many concerned about triggering addiction in users, Shea notes that there is also great risk for individuals who are in addiction recovery to experience relapse. He states, “At Chapters Capistrano we are not only focused on treating existing addiction problems with flexible options, but we are also dedicated to relapse prevention. We want to give individuals the strength and the tools necessary to feel confident in their own sobriety. Unfortunately, when a new, stronger drug enters the market, many who have struggled with prescription drug abuse can easily be tempted back into the cycle.”

With flexible treatment options, lengths of stay and detox programs, the Chapters Capistrano team hopes to raise greater solutions to fight prescription drug addiction, as well as other forms of substance abuse. However, Shea believes that it is important for both the addiction treatment community and the medical profession to stay closely tuned into the developments and criticism of Zohydro.

“In order to prevent future addiction and relapse, doctors need to make sure that their patients are fully aware of how to properly use these drugs, if necessary. It is also important for physicians to stay aware of addiction risks and address any behavior in a patient that may suggest substance abuse. So long as opioids are available through these channels, it is essential that professionals encourage nothing but responsible use,” Mike Shea, Chapters Capistrano owner, concludes.


Chapters Capistrano is a comprehensive addiction recovery treatment center located along the beautiful, refreshing coast of Southern California. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact Chapters Capistrano today at 1-888-340-4394 or 1-888-340-4394.


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