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Oxycontin has helped many with pain, but it also comes with risks of addiction and abuse. If you or someone you love is struggling with an Oxycontin addiction, getting help as soon as possible is essential. Many opioid addiction treatment program options are available, and the best way to find the right one is to speak with a professional who can assess your unique situation and needs.
What is Oxycontin?
OxyContin is the prescription brand name for the pharmaceutical drug oxycodone, a synthetic opiate similar to morphine. Oxycontin is prescribed to people experiencing moderate to severe pain levels. Doctors typically reserve it to treat chronic medical conditions that cause pain. Cancer, fibromyalgia, and nerve damage are some examples of medical diagnoses for which Oxycontin is prescribed. Since Oxycontin is highly addictive, most medical doctors are reluctant to prescribe it. They will pursue less potent painkillers and pain-reducing methods (i.e., physical therapy) before prescribing Oxycontin.
Tolerance to opioid medications occurs when a person requires ongoing opioid medications to minimize pain. People addicted to Oxycontin or other opiates also develop a tolerance to opioids.
Signs And Symptoms Of Oxycontin Addiction
Because Oxycontin is a prescription medication, many people who abuse it originally got the drug from their doctor. Recently medical doctors have avoided prescribing Oxycontin because of how addictive it is. However, people with an addiction to OxyContin will fabricate how bad their pain is to convince a doctor to prescribe them OxyContin. Along these same lines, many people who abuse OxyContin will doctor shop, or when a person sees more than one doctor for a prescription. OxyContin is also available on the street and is costly to buy.
The signs and symptoms of addiction to OxyContin include preoccupation with getting more OxyContin from a doctor or other source; Failing to meet work and family responsibilities frequently. Avoiding and disinterest in family and friends or with activities that were once meaningful.
- Always borrowing or asking for money to pay for emergencies or out-of-the-ordinary expenses
- Staying out of the home a lot; or isolating when at home
- Appearing tired, nodding off while in a conversation, or saying they are tired all the time
- Sudden displays of unexplained energy or excitement that are irregular
- Lying and stealing, misplacing car keys, cell phones, and other essential objects frequently
- Lack of self-care routines, such as not showering or cleaning the home
- An inability to focus and communicate accurately and clearly
- Finally, expressing discomfort from an illness that they are reluctant to discuss
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Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms
Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms mirror other opiate addiction withdrawal symptoms, such as heroin or Fentanyl. When people abuse opiates, they become physically dependent on the drug and will do anything not to run out. Oxycontin physical withdrawal symptoms are severe and can begin as few as 3 hours after the last dose. Physical withdrawal symptoms will include:
- Flu-like symptoms (sneezing, fever, chills, watery eyes, body aches)
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Sweating and dehydration
- Rapid pulse and irregular heartbeat
- Severe insomnia
- Mental instability and outbursts
- Muscle cramping and spasms
- Inability to relax
- Uncontrollable leg and arm movements (known as kicking)
- Intense cravings for more OxyContin
Evoke Wellness at Miramar oxycontin detox centers provide medications that immediately reverse Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms. Our Oxycontin detox program utilizes advanced drugs and methods to help people safely detox Oxycontin from their system. The amount of time it takes to detox from Oxycontin will depend on how much and for how long they were using OxyContin.
Oxycontin Detox At Evoke Wellness at Miramar
Our specialized drug-specific detox center is overseen by medical doctors specializing in Oxycontin and other opiate addictions. Our Florida oxycontin detox centers allow clients to rest and sleep when they are in detox. We strongly recommend that all persons with an OxyContin addiction be admitted into an Oxycontin drug treatment program. Oxycontin is a powerful opiate drug that imprisons persons to it for many months and many years. It is one of the most challenging addictions to overcome. Although Detox is the beginning of recovery, it is not treatment.
Persons who are now recovering from an addiction to Oxycontin first got clean at a professional drug-specific detox, then attended a long-term treatment program followed by aftercare such as sober living. The National Institute on Drug Abuse addresses the grand-scale problem of oxycontin addiction. Their medical writers recommend that anyone addicted to OxyContin be admitted into a medically supervised detox followed by a drug treatment program.
Fortunately, we have several effective options to treat addiction to prescription opioids, such as Oxycontin, and to help manage the sometimes severe withdrawal syndrome that accompanies sudden cessation of drug use. These options are drawn from experience and clinical research regarding the treatment of heroin addiction. They include medications, such as methadone and (buprenorphine) and behavioral counseling approaches. (NIDA)
Our clients who have overcome their addiction to Oxycontin took these steps to attain their freedom from OxyContin addiction: First, they were admitted to our Florida oxycontin detox, followed by our specialized Oxycontin treatment program, and remained in our care in one of our aftercare programs. To learn about our program for Oxycontin addiction, please speak with one of our detox and treatment representatives.
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