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Consequences Of Injecting OxyContin

Oxycontin is a strong opioid prescribed for pain. It’s a brand name for oxycodone hcl. For a time, Oxycontin was heavily marketed by its manufacturer, with the risks inadequately addressed. This led to high rates of misuse, abuse and addiction to the drug.

People often did not realize when they first started a prescription how addictive the medication could be, while others found the drug gave a good high when crushed or liquefied. When the manufacturer made changes to try to remedy these problems, many people turned to heroin, which is also an opioid.

Stories similar to this are common, with people starting opioid use with a prescription in order to find pain relief and then ending up addicted before knowing the full risk of the drug. Once people are addicted, they often turn to higher doses, more potent opioids and sometimes to heroin.

No matter how you got here, you or your loved one might now be showing signs of an Oxycontin addiction. You could be like the many people who don’t realize how addictive opioids can be until it is too late. But fortunately, treatment can help you learn how to get your life back.

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How Do You Know if You Have Opioid Use Disorder?

Substance use disorder is what professionals call it when you abuse or have an addiction to a substance. They might get even more specific and call it opioid use disorder to fit the addiction to the opioid Oxycontin.

How do you know if your Oxycontin use has turned into an opioid use disorder? This has probably become the case if you are no longer following your doctor’s prescription. For example, you might be taking Oxycontin in higher doses or more often than your doctor’s orders, and you could have tried getting opioids from numerous doctors or obtained Oxycontin in an illegal way because you felt like your prescription didn’t last long enough. Nonetheless, you could develop dependency to the drug even if you are still following a prescription, especially if it’s a long-term.

You could be addicted if you’re putting the drug use ahead of other things that used to be more important to you, and you’re not quitting even though the Oxycontin is contributing to relationship, work, financial or other problems in your life. A professional can help you understand whether you have a substance use disorder with opioids.

Another way to tell if you’ve become addicted to Oxycontin is that you go through withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop taking it. You might feel anxiety or depression, have digestive symptoms like nausea or experience other symptoms. These are part of the initial acute withdrawal period, and then you could face longer-lasting symptoms as part of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).

Types of Treatment for Oxycontin Dependency

Withdrawal symptoms can create an unhealthy cycle where you might stay dependent on Oxycontin to prevent the effects that could arise if you stop. A detox program can help break this cycle by safely getting the drug out of your body so you can stop using it.

Detoxification provides monitoring, medication and a sober environment to get you past withdrawal and help prevent you from going back to the drug after you decide to get on the road to recovery. At Transformations Treatment Center, we provide a detox program through our Summit Detox facility.

Detox is only the first step of quitting substance use. It helps you get over the hurdle of acute withdrawal and stop using the drug. After that, you need to address factors in your life that contribute to addiction and ways you can avoid going down that path again.

This is easier said than done, because ongoing substance use can change the brain and behaviors. But professional rehab treatment can provide tools and support that empower you to stick with a life free of dependency.

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Oxycontin Addiction Treatment

A rehab treatment program will generally provide therapy, which could include individual, group and family therapy. Depending on the program, treatment can include many other components to address numerous aspects of addiction.

At Transformations Treatment Center, we take a holistic approach, because we know addiction affects your mind, body and spirit. We place a large focus on family support since family is greatly impacted by addiction, yet it isn’t always included in other treatment programs. We also tailor our treatment to your unique needs through our individualized programs. To fit your situation, we can put you on different levels and tracks of our partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient or outpatient programs.

Also, we will assess and provide treatment for any existing co-occurring disorder, such as another substance use disorder or a mental health disorder. We want to give you the support that will help you truly turn your life around, so we aim to uncover and address the myriad challenges involved in your addiction. When you have completed our treatment program, we don’t just send you on your way—we stay connected with you through our aftercare program, so we can continue to guide you and be there if you need our help.

If an Oxycontin addiction has been taking over your life, reach out for help to learn how to break free of the addiction cycle. Our addiction treatment professionals at Transformations Treatment Center are here to guide you on your path away from addiction. Contact us today to get started.

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