Oxycontin Addiction Treatment
Oxycontin is a highly addictive opiate prescription narcotic. The outbreak of Oxycontin addiction has spread as somewhat of an epidemic due to its potency and availability and can be equally as strong as heroin when abused. The makers of Oxycontin, after many years of suppressed evidence, admitted to knowingly withholding the fact that Oxycontin was more addictive than other prescription painkillers.
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Painkillers such as Oxycontin continue to be the most widely abused prescription drugs today, and in many cases even surpassing other drugs for initiation of substance abuse.
From 2002 to 2007, there was an increase among young adults aged 18 to 25 in the rate of current use of prescription pain relievers including Oxycontin, from 4.1 to 4.6 percent.
Some side effects of Oxycontin can be serious: fast or slow heartbeat, difficulty breathing, slowed breathing, hives, rash, swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), seizures, confusion, fainting, dizziness, loss of consciousness
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Among persons aged 12 or older who used pain relievers like Oxycontin nonmedically in the past 12 months, more than 55% reported that the source of the drug the most recent time they used was from a friend or relative for free. Another 18% reported they got the drug from just one doctor. Only 4% got the pain relievers from a drug dealer or other stranger, and 0.5 percent reported buying the drug on the Internet.
This information clearly shows that family members and the medical community do have a major responsibility when it comes to preventing Oxycontin addiction and the subswquent necessity for treatment.
Symptoms of overdose of Oxycontin may include: difficulty breathing or slowed or stopped breathing, excessive sleepiness, dizziness, fainting, limp or weak muscles, increase or decrease in pupil (dark circle in the eye) size, cold, clammy skin, slow or stopped heartbeat, blue color of skin, fingernails, lips, or area around the mouth, loss of consciousness or coma.
Unfortunately some addiction treatment specialists have resorted to giving replacement drugs to Oxycontin addicts as a form of treatment. However, replacing one drug with another similar drug doesn't solve the problem and therefore we do not condone opioid replacement therepay. Starting off with a successful detox center and then moving on to a long-term treatment program is much more effective.
Contact us today if you or someone you know needs Oxycontin addiction treatment and would like to find a center that is successful.