What is Oxycontin?
Oxycontin is the time-release form of oxycodone, an opioid analgesic usually prescribed for chronic and severe pain.
Because it contains such high amounts of oxycodone, it has become one of the most abused painkillers on the market today. Prescription drug abuse is currently one of the biggest killers in Ontario, with about ten people dying accidentally from prescription opioids every week, often in the prime of their lives. Trafalgar offers oxycontin addiction treatment as part of our comprehensive addiction treatment protocol.
Effects of Oxycontin Addiction
Oxycodone (OxyContin) directly effects receptors in the brain. Despite being prescribed as pain management medication when taken oxyContin supplies a huge amount of dopamine to the brain which afterwards send back positive endorphin responses. As is generally the case with substances, tolerance for Oxycontin increases with use.
This means that a user will often use larger amounts to achieve the desired effect, thus quickly creating a physical dependence. These may include intense anxiety, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, agitation, body tremors and hot and cold flashes. These symptoms will generally correlate with the amount of the drug being used, making withdrawal an extremely difficult process for heavy users. It does not take much time to get addicted to OxyContin but stopping using it can be a real challenge for some.
Oxycontin Addiction Treatment
Oxycontin use can begin with a prescription for the drug from a physician, but can evolve into a very real and harmful addiction that can take over and derail your life. An Oxycontin addiction can have psychological, social or environmental roots, but can also be concurrent with other substance addictions or mental health disorders.
Because of the similarities between the addictions of Oxycontin and other substances, our experienced staff will be able to help you form a treatment plan that works for you and addresses all of your recovery needs.
At Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres, we go to great lengths to ensure all of your addictions and concurrent disorders are addressed, and work out individualized treatment options with you that will help you embrace sobriety while fostering a long-term recovery plan. We will design a personalized addiction treatment program and will guide you towards your recovery from oxycontin addiction as well as stay connected with you though our ContinUcare and Aftercare after you or your loved one will graduate from our addiction treatment centres