Darvon Addiction Treatment

Darvon (propoxyphene) addiction can be medically treated. More on Darvon addiction and treatment options in this COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO DARVON REHAB.

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Have a Darvon problem?

You are not alone.

Millions of people currently suffer from drug use problems. But there is hope. In fact, drug problems respond to medical treatment. So if you feel:

  • guilt
  • shame
  • remorse

…you’re in the right place. Read on for more about how the brain and body respond to Darvon…and how treatment can help.

In this article, we review the signs of Darvon addiction and your treatment options. We outline how experts diagnose the medical condition of a “Substance Use Program” And we offer practical steps for families who want to help loved ones. Plus, we’ve included a special section at the end for your question(s). If you take the time to write to us in the comments section, we’ll try our best to respond to you personally and promptly!

Is Darvon on the market?

Darvon (propoxyphene) had been prescribed for decades before being removed from the market by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 due to confirmed risks to cardiac health, suicidal thoughts, and drug-related deaths. At the time it was pulled from pharmacy shelves, Darvon had a patient base of more than 10 million users.

Darvon is now a Schedule IV drug with serious drug overdose potential. Although Darvon is now illegal in the U.S., it is not impossible to obtain. In fact, there are many Americans who still manage to acquire it through low-security internet pharmacies and on the black market, and abuse it:

  • orally in pill form
  • crush the pills and snort it
  • dissolve it in water and inject it


Are you using Darvon illegally?
Call 1-877-848-0342 for a CONFIDENTIAL talk about treatment options.


Addiction is a medical condition

Darvon addiction is a chronic medical condition that responds to medical treatment. Like other drug problems, Darvon addiction can be managed successfully with the right treatment program. When you select a unique mix of therapies that suit your individual needs, you have the best chance for success!

Quitting any addiction can be a difficult process. But recovery is possible with the proper resources and support. In fact, reputable treatment centers that provide:

  • Medical Detox
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Psychotherapy + Behavioral Therapy
  • Supportive and supervised clinical therapy

…can help you cope with the physical and emotional cravings for Darvon. Your best chance of success? Find a rehab program that supports you through withdrawal and then addresses the psychological impact of quitting.


Need help?
Helpline at 1-877-848-0342 is available 24/7.
The road to recovery from Darvon is one call away!


Is Darvon Addictive?


Darvon – main ingredient propoxyphene – is a habit-forming opioid pain reviler. Addiction to opiates can develop quickly, and is marked by physical and psychological dependence on the drug. Here is what can usually cause a person to get ‘hooked’ on the drug:

Having a prescription: Initially, before it was banned from the market, Darvon was prescribed to alleviate pain…but it was not effective in all individuals. Many would take additional doses of Darvon when their therapeutic doses became ineffective in managing pain (tolerance), which can result in addiction.

Self-medicating: Some people seek out Darvon after they learn about its pain management properties or its intoxicating effects. The drug is commonly abused by those who want to escape from the sensation of pain or from struggles due to co-occurring mental health issues.

Seeking a recreational high: Darvon is mistakenly seen as safer than other opiates (such as hydrocodone or heroin), and many people opt for the high offered by this milder narcotic. The false image Darvon has for offering a “safe high” is the main reason it is commonly abused.

Mixing with other drugs: People seek out Darvon because it can intensify the effects of other narcotics, benzodiazepines, and alcohol. It is also combined with stimulants such as cocaine or amphetamine.

These paths are just some of the most common routes to developing an addiction. What’s more, abusing this drug can lead to a serious overdose and end fatally.

So, if you find yourself using the drug or you know of a loved one who’s struggling with addiction, please don’t take Darvon addiction lightly. CALL 1-877-848-0342 NOW and learn about your treatment options.

Help is available.

Start to live drug-free today!

Safely Breaking Free From Darvon Addiction

The BEST and SAFEST way to treat Darvon addiction is to find a reputable rehab treatment center that offers an individualized treatment plan made for you. The best kind of treatment takes your needs, current condition, personal preferences and individual goals into consideration.

Q: Why do tailor-made programs work best in the treatment of addiction?
A: Because they align with your physical, mental, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual needs to ensure a complete recovery.

You can select a mix of treatment settings, duration, and therapies after consultation with your addiction doctor or treatment provider. Recovering from a Darvon addiction might seem daunting, but with the proper encouragement and resources, you can take back control from this powerful substance.

What To Do During A Darvon Overdose

The symptoms of a Darvon overdose can be very serious and require immediate medical attention. They usually include:

  • blue lips
  • cold and clammy skin
  • confusion
  • extreme drowsiness
  • fainting
  • hallucinations
  • larger or smaller pupils
  • seizures
  • shallow or stopped breathing
  • slowed heart rate

In addition to these, if you or someone close to you has been taking antidepressants or drinking alcohol while taking Darvon, emergency help is needed ASAP as an overdose can lead to death. In case you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or a loved one CALL 911!

When you call the ambulance, inform the contact representative that the person has taken Darvon and perhaps any other substances with it. Then, provide clear instructions about your location. While waiting for the ambulance, stay on the phone with medical professionals to receive instructions about how to aid the person until they arrive.

What’s Darvon Addiction Treatment Like?

Darvon addiction is a debilitating habit that can result in a number of serious negative consequences. If you or a loved one are struggling with a Darvon addiction, the first step towards overcoming this is to identify and acknowledge the problem.

Then, seek professional help to dealing with the complications that may have resulted from Darvon abuse. Once you select a rehab program and are ready to enter treatment, here is what you can expect:


When you arrive at a rehab facility you will be assessed by the medical professionals. This initial assessment is used to determine your physical and mental health state, the severity of your addiction, and to outline your rehabilitation program. You can expect doctors and nurses to do examinations, tests, and interview you in order to better understand your condition and your unique needs.


After your intake assessment and evaluation, you may need to remove Darvon from your system. In the case of drug dependence, you will go through detoxification and be monitored as you withdraw from Darvon. Attempting to quit “cold turkey” can be dangerous – or even fatal – and is likely to lead to relapse. For these reasons, the most effective way to get the drug out of your system is through medically supervised detox. Detox under medical care can make the process far more comfortable and alleviate the worst side effects of withdrawal.


After you finish detox formal addiction treatment begins. Main options include:

 Inpatient vs. Outpatient rehab? – An inpatient facility provides residential services for the duration of your rehab program. Inpatient centers can provide careful monitoring 2407, both medical and social. Outpatient programs, on the other hand, allow one to live at home and attend the facility during the day. Patients typically visit 1-3 times per week or more.

What program length is right for me? – Addiction treatment programs can last from 28 days, to 60 and 90 days, or even longer than 3 months. Programs that take 28 days are usually the required minimum time that you need to spend in addiction treatment. However, 60 and 90 day programs can offer significant benefits, as they allow more time for physical and psychological stabilization, therapy, and education.

Which therapies can help my recovery? – Talk therapy and counseling sessions form the base of addiction treatment. When combined with Medication Assisted Treatment, talk therapy helps work to  address underlying problems and behaviors that drive drug use. You can expect to receive a selection of evidence-based and holistic therapies that correspond with your therapeutic needs, some of which may include:

  • Access to medical services.
  • Education.
  • Family therapy.
  • Individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Nutritional counseling and wellness activities.
  • Psychotherapy and behavioral therapies.
  • Thorough planning for aftercare programs.

…and other supportive services. Attending a structured rehab program allows you to meet other people in recovery, attend lectures, participate in group or individual counseling, and learn the tools you need to stay clean.


When your Darvon addiction treatment program is over, you will have to go back to your life. This can be a challenging step for you, but there is no need to be afraid. Aftercare programs are a part of your treatment that extends into the months and years following initial treatment, and help you continue to stay sober. Post-rehab care usually includes a combination of ongoing counseling, alumni activities, and possible sober living arrangements.

If you’re battling an addiction to Darvon, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to battle your addiction alone. Addiction help is available, and drug rehab centers help many people fight their addictions every day. Simply Call 1-877-848-0342 TODAY to get information and support in finding the right rehab option for you.

What Darvon Withdrawal is Like

Darvon withdrawal can be risky and dangerous…BUT it doesn’t have to be.

When you use Darvon chronically, you can expect to experience withdrawal symptoms similar to those caused by other opiate drugs. Common symptoms can be uncomfortable, but are often treated in medical detox as they occur:

  • anxiety
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • muscle aches
  • nightmares
  • sweats
  • tremors

However, quitting Darvon can lead to suicidal thoughts and actions, which is why it it always recommended to withdraw under medical supervision. Further, more, doctors can prescribe drugs such as Narcan (naxolene) or Suboxone (buprenorphine) to help alleviate symptoms experienced in the withdrawal process from Darvon

Who’d want to go through this alone? The withdrawal period is where medical help and support come in handy. Rehab staff will focus on ensuring that you have a comfortable withdrawal. They understand the anxiety and fear you may feel when making the decision to stop using, especially if you have a history of pain. So, you can also plan for a supportive environment during medical detox. The extra help is worth it!

Having the support of a Darvon withdrawal and addiction treatment facility can prevent relapse and create long term success for recovery. Call us at 1-877-848-0342 NOW for info on how to get free of addiction to Darvon and live a happier, healthier life.

Mental Health Issues + Darvon Problems

Addiction to Darvon can negatively impact your mental health. At the same time, those suffering from a metal heath disorder – particularly a Personality Disorder – are about twice as likely to use and abuse drugs. One of the most common underlying reasons why people turn to Darvon is because they are self-medicating issues such as:

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Bipolar disorder
Panic disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

…and others.

Any combination of mental health disorders and substance abuse or addiction qualifies for a co-occuring disorder diagnosis (sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis). When your Darvon addiction is associated with, aggravating or causing mental health problems, then an appropriate treatment program is required.

The good news is that with the right course of treatment, strong support network and continued care you can manage both conditions successfully. Call 1-877-848-0342 TODAY to speak to someone knowledgeable about Darvon abuse, co-occuring disorders treatment, and dual diagnosis rehab.

What happens when you call our hotline?

By now, you are probably wondering what to do next.

Who can you talk to? Who can help? After all, the drug has been banned from the market for so many years now that you fear being:

  • blamed
  • judged
  • shamed
  • stigmatized
  • viewed as an “addict”

Put aside your hesitation!

When you CALL 1-877-848-0342, we’ll connect you with hotline staff.

First, they’ll listen. You will talk with a caring and non-judgmental person who listens and can relate to your struggles. We know that it can be difficult to pick up the phone. So, our staff have been trained to understand addiction as a medical condition. That’s why we offer a Darvon hotline that is:

FREE – you can dial toll-free 24/7
Confidential – no information can be disclosed
Anonymous – you only share as much information as needed

Hotline staffers will also ask questions in order to offer strategies and information about treatment services that can best help you. You can talk openly with them about how long/often/much you’ve been using Darvon, whether or not you’re drinking or using other drugs, and any mental health issues you’re battling.

So, contact us today! The road to recovery begins with a single phonecall.

Luxury and Executive Treatment Centers

Specialized treatment can provide some of the most effective, top-notch service available on the market. These types of facilities include high-end rehab centers that cater to business professionals who want to continue working while in recovery. Most of these recovery programs include the following features:

  1. Business-friendly environment – Luxury and executive treatment centers know that you may need to continue to operate your business while working through the treatment program. This is why they usually include work spaces, meeting rooms, as well as access to Internet and phones. In addition, they may also arrange traveling to important work meetings and back to the facility.
  2. Confidentiality and anonymity – Executive and luxury treatment programs make confidentiality a top priority. The only people who will know about your treatment are you, your doctors, and only the people that YOU choose to share your experience with (family, friends, or trusted colleagues)
  3. Few patients – These rehab facilities offer a limited number of free vacancies at the same time, which means that there will be only a small number of rehab attendees at the same time as you. A lower staff-to-patient ratio offers the most personalized care and maximum individualization of the program.
  4. High-end amenities – High end programs tend to include many services that are unavailable via regular treatment facilities. They may include spa treatments, yoga and meditation classes, massage therapy, private trainers, professional chefs, and larger, more private rooms.

Does this sound like the type of treatment you are looking for? We are available at 1-877-848-0342 to help you find the best program for you. Our helpline is open for calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How to Help a Loved one with Darvon Addiction

If you know or suspect a loved one is abusing or is addicted to Darvon…DON’T WAIT! The longer a person uses the drug, the more potential there is for serious side effects and overdose. Even though long-term use of Darvon is considered most risky and can do permanent damage, short-term side effects can also be dangerous and even deadly.

We know that it’s not easy to watch someone you care about struggle with addiction. You probably want them to get better right now. What you need to remember at this point is that you are not alone. You can rely on the professional help from a psychotherapist or treatment center OR Call 1-877-848-0342 to assess and evaluate a loved one’s problem. Questions we typically ask include:

  1. Which substance/drug does the person abuse?
  2. What other drugs or alcohol do you think they’re using?
  3. How do they abuse Darvon (orally, snorting, injecting)?
  4. How long do you suspect they have been using?
  5. How long they’ve been showing signs of addiction?
  6. How much can they afford to pay for treatment?
  7. Is insurance an option?
  8. Could you (and/or other close family members) help them out financially?
  9. Do they suffer from any mental, behavioral, or co-occurring disorders?

If you are still not sure how to get your loved one into rehab, try to discuss the possibility or willingness for the person to talk about their stance regarding substance use with a professional counselor, a therapist, or a peer. If they are still in denial, you can stage an intervention with the help of a licensed interventionist, or look into the Community Reinforcement and Family Training or CRAFT Model of family training. CRAFT has been proven to be successful:

  1. Engaging loved ones into treatment.
  2. Teaches positive ways you can practice self-care.
  3. Rewarding non-using behavior in your addicted loved one.
  4. Helping you understand what may be triggering your loved one’s Darvon abuse.

Additionally, you can encourage peer support in the form of 12 Step groups like Al-Anon for yourself, A.A. or N.A. for your loved one.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

When formal treatment programs are complete, you should receive a comprehensive aftercare plan that will help you continue your recovery. You can receive this ongoing support in the form of:

Support groups
Touchup counseling
Sober-living houses
Alumni support

These elements are important adjunct to your initial treatment program and help you to continue working on your recovery.


Don’t wait any longer!
No matter how long you’ve taken Darvon,
Treatment works!

Call 1-877-848-0342 for free NOW.


Reference Sources: NCBI: Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction
NIH: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
NIH: Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
SAMHSA: Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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