OxyContin addiction has escalated remarkably since its inception in 1995. This drug was developed to alleviate Chronic Pain and is known to be highly addictive. Similar in structure to that of heroin, Percodan and morphine, OxyContin has become one of the most highly abused prescription drugs on the market today.
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It is quite easy to become addicted to OxyContin. Unfortunately, like any drug addiction, withdrawal can be difficult. Some of the symptoms associated with withdrawal from OxyContin are; insomnia, nausea, vomiting, muscle and bone pain, restlessness and tremors. Those who abruptly discontinue the drug, place themselves in danger of experiencing seizures and convulsions, which can result in death. For this reason, we urge you to seek help within residential treatment centers where you can experience a safe and comfortable withdrawal from OxyContin addiction.
Overcoming OxyContin addiction begins with a supervised drug detox program followed by residential addiction treatment program. It is rare that withdrawal symptoms are ever eliminated, due to the nature of the addiction, but they are tolerable. Detox from OxyContin usually takes between five and seven days.
After detox, residential treatment is usually indicated due to the nature of the illness and the damage it has caused. Although medically stable, the person may still experience OxyContin cravings and residential support is strongly advised. Long-term Residential treatment is recomended due to the severity of Oxycontin addiction and the cravings that are associated with recovery. It is a grueling process to recovery from an Oxycontin addiction but we are confident we can help you through this process, many of us have gone through this process and have overcome our addictions to drugs. Please do not hesitate to call now! 1-877-726-9383. we can help find you treatment and get you on the road to recovery!
Appearance: Tablets/caplets with "OC" em-bossed on one side, "10," "20," "40," "80" or "160" on the other. (Numbers reflect mg dosage.)
Medical Uses: OxyContin is used to reduce chronic pain, especially the pain associated with severe injuries, fractures, and cancer.
Actions/Effects: OxyContin differs from other forms of oxycodone (like Vicodin® and Percodan®) in only one way: The oxycodone in OxyContin is a "sustained-release" form of the drug, which means that OxyContin tablets pack higher doses of oxycodone than would otherwise be safe, since the drug is designed to be released more slowly. But users quickly discovered that, by simply chewing the tablets or crushing and sniffing them, all the oxycodone in a tablet can be released at once, in a huge, heroin-like rush of oblivion. And a new drug problem was born.
Risks: Defeating its sustained-release feature eliminates OxyContin's safety margin, making it as addictive and deadly as other narcotics. Oxy abusers found out about that first, too, faster than the media could say, "hillbilly heroin."
Trends: Although OxyContin has only been available as a prescription drug since 1996, it quickly found favor on the street. According to national surveys, 4.8 million Americans 12 and older admitted nonmedical use by 2008, while the number of high school seniors reporting use in the previous year stood at 4.9 percent in 2009.
Demographics: Since OxyContin is a form of oxycodone, its impact can best be seen by contrasting oxycodone-related emergency room admissions upon and after its 1996 introduction. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, the number of OxyContin-related admissions jumped from 3,290 in 1996 to 127,487 in 2008.