Oxycontin Treatment Programs
Into Action Recovery’s customized OxyContin addiction treatment programs are designed to effectively treat the unique challenges faced by OxyContin addicts. Into Action can get you started on the path toward freedom from your OxyContin addiction, so you can live your life to the fullest. Our focus is you and your sobriety, whether you are seeking treatment on your own or for court-ordered treatment.
OxyContin, the brand name for the time release formula of oxycodone, is an opiate frequently prescribed for severe pain relief from trauma, back pain, fractures and cancer. The drug is also known as Cottin, Kicker, OCs, Oxy, and 40-Bar. While it was originally marketed as a safer alternative to morphine due to its time-release properties, OxyContin is as highly addictive as morphine, and, if the OxyContin tablet is crushed, the time-release protection is minimized. Physicians who prescribe OxyContin try to limit the duration of the prescription to prevent addiction and the subsequent withdrawal.
As an opiate, OxyContin produces a feeling of euphoria – the “high” – along with pain relief. Over time, the addict builds tolerance and requires higher and more frequent doses to provide pain relief or induce the high. Physical effects from continued use are depressed respiration, which can lead to respiratory failure, constipation and papillary construction. Addicts often switch to heroin or other opiates if their supply of OxyContin is unavailable, leading the addict to progress from oral dosing to snorting and injection to achieve the high from the drug.
There is a large underground market for OxyContin, leading to prescription fraud on the part of patients and doctors who provide the drug for sale. In addition, it is relatively easy for addicted patients to “shop” doctors to obtain multiple prescriptions to supply their increasing need for OxyContin in order to produce the same levels of euphoria or pain relief.
Many users feel that since OxyContin is a prescribed drug, they cannot become addicted, and, since they can continue to get prescriptions, they are not addicted. At Into Action, we recognize the difficulty in convincing the addicted person that help is needed to treat their OxyContin abuse. Our compassionate, experienced staff works with each client to prepare them for the challenges they will face during recovery.
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