OxyContin Addiction Treatment
OxyContin Addiction Treatment
Millions of Americans have been hurt by the opioid epidemic. Families are mourning loved ones who’ve overdosed. Many people blame prescription drugs like OxyContin.
OxyContin has invaded cities and rural areas. OxyContin abuse and drug addiction are rampant. The prescription painkiller has contributed to a large demand for treatment for OxyContin addiction.
OxyContin addiction treatment at Promises may start with a comfortable detox. This is followed by a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program. Many people come to us with anxiety due to long-term issues with chronic pain. Clients who abuse OxyContin have often put off treatment. They have fears about pain and concerns that their physical needs will not be considered.
At Promises Treatment Centers, we take a well-rounded approach to pain management. Our medical team has developed protocols we know work. We understand clients’ need to find freedom from debilitating pain. We also recognize the need to have a clear mind and ability to function in the world. We aim to help people achieve a healthy and fulfilling life. Our goal is to guide them back to a balanced approach to pain management.
About Oxycodone/OxyContin Addiction
Oxycodone is a strong opiate derived from morphine. It is prescribed for pain relief. Oxycodone is produced in pharmaceutical laboratories. It comes from a formula based on naturally occurring opioid substances. It is used for medical reasons because it disrupts pain signals that travel back and forth between the brain and body. OxyContin abuse alters the brain’s chemical balance and triggers euphoric feelings.
Oxycodone is also known as Oxy, Oxycotto, Oxy 80s, or Hillbilly Heroin. It can be found in many prescription painkiller medications such as:
- Percocet (with acetaminophen)
- Percodan (with aspirin)
OxyContin comes in tablet form. When the medication first appeared on the U.S. market, it was very easy to crush. Abusers of the medication took advantage. They used it to inhale or inject OxyContin and make it work much faster than intended. The makers of the medication eventually changed its composition. This made it much more difficult to break apart.
Effects of OxyContin Abuse
Oxycodone is a medicinal opioid. It binds to receptors in the central nervous system. The receptors typically bind with the body’s own opioids such as endorphins and enkephalins. Oxycodone (and other opioids) is frequently abused. One reason is medicinal opioids can create feelings of euphoria when abused.
As a person develops OxyContin dependence, the body builds a tolerance. Increasing amounts of oxycodone must be taken to produce the same effects. Next, the brain slows or even stops endorphin production. This can result in:
- Acute pain without oxycodone use
- Hearing loss
OxyContin Detox and Rehab
An OxyContin drug detox program may be required as part of OxyContin addiction treatment. Oxycodone has many unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. These can include:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Heart palpitations
- Constant sweating
OxyContin Addiction Diagnosis
Opioid use disorder is the official diagnosis for people affected by OxyContin abuse. It also covers OxyContin addiction or any other form of opioid abuse or addiction. Doctors make this diagnosis when a drug abuser has at least two to three addiction-related symptoms.
What to Expect in Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
Drug addiction can develop on a “normal” course of prescribed OxyContin. Studies show addiction can happen in as little as five days. It’s important to start a substance abuse treatment program at the earliest sign of problems. It should be a treatment center that can address physical addiction and related mental health issues.
The first step in residential treatment is often medical detox. We treat OxyContin addiction with the kind of treatment plan used for most forms of opioid addiction. Medication options may include:
- Buprenorphine – an opioid replacement medication that helps people escape the worst effects of opioid withdrawal
- Naltrexone – a non-opioid medication that stops opioid substances from producing their drug effects. It is used in an emergency to stop an overdose.
Some OxyContin addiction treatment programs use a therapeutic technique called contingency management. This approach rewards people for attending meetings and following program guidelines. It honors avoiding relapse back into substance abuse.
At Promises Treatment Centers, we work on the emotional aspects of addiction. Treatment options may include:
- Individual and group therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
- Relapse prevention planning
- Continuing care
Other Addiction and Mental Health Issues We Treat
Many people with drug addiction are also dealing with a dual diagnosis. Inpatient treatment is designed to treat both substance abuse and mental health disorders. A comprehensive evaluation helps our team create personalized treatment programs. Co-occurring disorders we treat include:
- Marijuana abuse
- Alcohol abuse
- Heroin addiction
- Vicodin addiction
- Personality disorders
Your Road to Recovery Starts Here
Are you struggling with OxyContin? We can help. Don’t delay treatment for OxyContin. Our medically supervised program will help you through withdrawal symptoms and into recovery.
There’s a better life beyond addiction. Get expert OxyContin addiction treatment. Call us now for a free, confidential consultation: 844-876-5568.
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