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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 programs.
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. Oxycontin addiction develops very fast due to strong effects from the substance. As is generally the case with substances, tolerance for Oxycontin increases with use.
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.
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 tremours 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. If one cannot deal with oxycontin addiction on their own you should contact a specialist regarding oxycontin addiction treatment. Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres is well equipped to help people overcome their addiction and mental health problems with evidence-based, personalized addiction treatment programs.
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Oxycontin Addiction Treatment
Our drug rehab centres are equipped to treat oxycontin addiction and concurrent mental health disorders. When in treatment at Trafalgar both in residential & outpatient programs you will receive a personalized oxycontin addiction treatment specific to you personal needs. All our rehab centres are fully accredited through CARF International and offer treatment for oxycontin abuse & mental health disorders at highest standards!
Oxycontin is a highly addictive substance that can cause severe withdrawal effects that may last up to 2 weeks, detoxification may be needed as part of treatment. Oxycontin withdrawal can be dangerous and in some cases may require medical supervision during the detox period. We provide medical detox if required.
While in residential addiction treatment at Trafalgar you will receive a personalized treatment program specific to you needs.
At Trafalgar West we offer the most comprehensive and effective addiction and mental health program in Canada. Here we treat the addiction along with the underlying mental health issues. Receiving treatment at our West rehab centre is most suitable for those struggling with underlying psychological issues fuelling the addiction.
Trafalgar East offers a dynamic, new approach to residential addiction treatment ideal for individuals needing to address addiction-specific issues. Our core focus is providing therapy in a safe and healthy environment for those suffering from prescription drug addiction and concurrent mental health disorders.
Our outpatient comprehensive structured programs involves a 19-hour per week commitment over 4 or 6 weeks and incorporates all of the elements essential to recovery from oxycontin addiction. Clients can also select specific elements of the program and book as many sessions as they choose. Skills and process groups are offered at set times during the week. Individual therapy can be arranged to suit the client’s needs and can also be exchanged for couples or family therapy.
At Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres, we go to great lengths to ensure all of your oxycontin addiction treatment and concurrent disorders are addressed, and create individualized treatment options for 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.