Oxycontin is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. If you or a loved one is struggling with OxyContin contact us for help today.
According to the most recent statistics, four million people in the U.S. misuse prescription opioids like OxyContin and three million people develop addictions to them.1 Tens of thousands of people die each year from opioid overdoses, and OxyContin is one of the most common drugs to play a role in these deaths.2 If you or someone you love is struggling with misuse of OxyContin or the generic oxycodone, it is essential that you reach out to get help before it’s too late.
The signs of any type of addiction are similar. They include behaviors that prove your use of a drug is out of control, that you are unable to stop using and that you continue to use the drug even though it causes problems in your life. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists the criteria an addiction specialist will use to diagnose you with an opioid use disorder.3 If even just a few of these describe your current behaviors, it is important to seek out a professional evaluation:
There are also some symptoms of Oxycontin use that may indicate someone is abusing the drug. If it is someone else you are concerned about, watch for signs that he or she is using the drug. If they seem to be intoxicated regularly or often, this can be a sign of an addiction4:
Oxycontin, like other opioid drugs, can easily cause a fatal overdose. It is important to know the signs of an overdose, as it can be reversed if you act quickly to get emergency medical help. Someone who is overdosing on an opioid may be very pale and clammy with bluish skin, unresponsive or unable to move and unable to speak. Heart rate and breathing will slow way down, and there may be vomiting or gurgling sounds.5
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