Oxycontin Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction

There Is Treatment Help For Oxycontin Addiction

Oxycontin is a controlled-release form of oxycodone a powerful drug prescribed to treat chronic pain. Intended use of Oxycontin is for long-term relief (up to 12 hours) of moderate to severe pain associated with conditions such as cancer and arthritis. Oxycontin tablets are time released, which means the drug effects happen over a set period of time rather than all at once. Oxycontin is a powerful drug that is highly addictive. It’s important that if you or someone you know is showing signs of addiction to Oxycontin that they get help and seek substance abuse treatment immediately. Addiction Campuses is uniquely positioned to help ease a person’s transition off of the drug and has the proper treatment modalities and recovery programs like detox, residential treatment and outpatient treatment to move them back into the life they led before becoming addicted.

24 / 7 Oxycontin Addiction Support Hotline: 1-888-614-2251

Heal At Addiction Campuses

Addiction Campuses provides all levels of addiction recovery care in a comfortable and safe environment. Our campuses offer the perfect place to reflect, learn, change, and thrive. Our oxycontin treatment programs are tailored to each client, and overseen by dedicated addiction recovery professionals – from our admissions specialists to licensed counselors and medical staff.

At Addiction Campuses, You Can Expect:

  • an outstanding clinical program
  • comfortable and clean accommodations
  • recreational activities
  • exercise facilities
  • medical care and supervision
  • nutritious meals
  • plenty of fresh air and sunshine

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Various Drug Forms Of Oxycontin Include :

  • Tablets in 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg and 160mg dosages
  • Capsule
  • Liquid solution

Keep In Mind

That the most serious risk associated with Oxycontin, is respiratory depression – a condition wherein which an individual’s respiration has a rate below 12 breaths per minute and fails to provide full ventilation of the lungs. Because of this, it is extremely important that Oxycontin not be combined with other substances that slow down breathing, such as alcohol, antihistamines (like some cold or allergy medication), barbiturates, or benzodiazepines.

Physical Signs Of Oxycontin Abuse:

  • Slurred speech
  • Slow movements
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Itching
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Low blood pressure

Other Signs Of Oxycontin Abuse:

  • Missing work or important events
  • Physician hopping (seeing more than one doctor)
  • Money or valuable items being pawned
  • Money or valuable items of the household going missing
  • Frequently gone with no explanation
  • Angry and defensive when confronted

Dangers Of Oxycontin Abuse

If you are using Oxycontin more than the recommended dose or taking the drug more often in a 24 hour period than recommended by a medical doctor – you can overdose and die. Users who don’t die after an overdose often can be handicapped for life.

Withdrawal Symptoms Of Oxycontin

Similar to oxycodone, Oxycontin works on the body through the central nervous system by altering the user’s sense of pain and his or her emotional response to pain. It changes pain messages being sent to the brain so the user will be relieved of moderate to severe or chronic pain linked to such conditions as cancer and arthritis.

Those who use the drug illegally use it for a number of reasons. Some use it to control withdrawal symptoms of heroin or morphine, while others use and/or abuse the drug only in an attempt to achieve a euphoric high.

Getting Treatment For Oxycontin Addiction

Addiction Campuses has the proper treatment modalities and recovery programs like detox, residential treatment and outpatient treatment to move those struggling with oxycontin addiction back into the life they led before becoming addicted.

24 / 7 Oxycontin Addiction Support Hotline: 1-888-614-2251

One year ago, my son took a huge step in the right direction as I dropped him off at Addiction Campuses of Tennessee, Spring 2 Life Campus. That decision will change his life and impact our family forever. We are eternally grateful to Addiction Campuses of Tennessee for helping turn our son around and get him started in a new life! We love our new family at ACTN!

—- Connie White, Mother of an ACTN Spring 2 Life Campus graduate