About OxyContin Addiction
OxyContin is a potent, controlled-release, prescription painkiller that is prone to abuse when misused. When taken in high doses, OxyContin can provide a blissful high that causes some individuals to crave the drug and become addicted to its effects.
OxyContin is a time-release formulation, meaning it is intended to work slowly over several hours. However, tampering with the tablets by crushing, snorting or injecting them damages the time-release mechanism, allowing the user to experience the full effect — and the high — immediately.
Balancing the euphoric, short-term effects are the unpleasant and potentially dangerous long-term side-effects, including cognitive impairment and confusion, headaches, nausea and dizziness, breathing difficulties and heart failure. Overdosing can result in death.
A Few Signs of Opioid Use Disorder
- Intense cravings for the drug
- Needing larger and larger doses over time
- Thinking about getting and taking your next dose
- Lack of success in reducing or curtailing use
- Impaired thinking
- Ignoring usual activities and social situations
- Continuing to use despite problems at work or school, negative physical effects and psychological issues
OxyContin Detox Treatment Center
Individuals who wish to quit using this drug should not attempt detoxification on their own. A reputable OxyContin detox program offers the professional and medical support you need to end your dependence on this highly addictive, dangerous drug.
Withdrawal symptoms range from mild to severe; those who have taken the drug longer and in higher doses experience the most serious symptoms. Our board-certified physicians and highly qualified nurses help you get through withdrawal symptoms that may include:
- Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Muscle aches and pains
- Agitation and anxiety
- Severe depression
- Dilated pupils
- Tearing eyes and/or runny nose
- Excessive yawning
Once your detox is complete, continued rehabilitative treatment via behavioral therapy programs is strongly advised to maintain your successful sobriety. Buena Vista offers the counseling, professional monitoring, and individual and group therapies that will help you achieve the recovery you’re seeking.
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