OxyContin is a prescription brand painkiller with a high rate of addiction and misuse. OxyContin is safe to use for long-term pain when patients follow the prescription and regularly check in with their doctor. Unfortunately, nearly 30% of those who receive a prescription for this medication will abuse OxyContin and form an addiction. Symptoms of OxyContin addiction can be severe and depend on the length of addiction and the amount taken. An OxyContin addiction treatment program can help those who form addiction and want to stop.
At Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery, we can help you with your OxyContin addiction through our discreet outpatient addiction treatment program. In addition to behavioral therapy programs, we use medication-assisted treatment to help reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Our whole-person approach to your recovery gives you a better chance at reaching sobriety and maintaining it for life. If you or a loved one is struggling with OxyContin addiction, call 833.448.0127 today to speak with our caring support staff about our OxyContin addiction treatment program.
What Is OxyContin?
OxyContin is a prescription brand drug name for oxycodone, a fast-acting opioid with a high addiction rate. Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic that comes from the poppy plant Papaver somniferum. It works on the central nervous system to reduce pain and helps you relax. Oxycodone is typically used for chronic pain when non-opioid pain medications do not work. While there is a risk of addiction, patients who follow their prescription generally do not form an addiction.
Oxycodone binds with the mu-opioid receptors and blocks the neurotransmitters responsible for sending pain signals to the central nervous system. It also releases a massive amount of dopamine and serotonin responsible for the relaxed, euphoric feeling that makes this drug so popular. The effects of oxycodone typically last between 4-6 hours and come in a fast-acting capsule or a slow-release tablet.
Those with underlying mental health issues like depression, bipolar disorders, and PTSD are more susceptible to addiction and should talk with their doctor before taking OxyContin. You should not stop taking OxyContin suddenly as you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Body aches
When you no longer need OxyContin, you will reduce the amount taken over time to avoid having any withdrawal symptoms.
Symptoms of OxyContin Addiction
Symptoms of OxyContin addiction will vary depending on how long the abuse has been occurring and how much the individual is taking. Physical symptoms of OxyContin addiction include:
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Headache fatigue
Those who do not follow the prescribed amount will face severe symptoms, including respiratory complications, hallucinations, and death. Behavioral symptoms of OxyContin addiction include:
- Suicidal thoughts
OxyContin can be fatal if those struggling with addiction do not seek help from an OxyContin addiction treatment program. According to the Center for Disease Control, opioids like OxyCOntin make up nearly 70% of all overdose-related deaths.
Choose Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery for Your Outpatient Oxycontin Addiction Treatment Program
At Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery, we can help you with all types of drug and alcohol addiction through our private addiction treatment facility. We will base your addiction treatment on your current health and the severity of your addiction. And form an effective addiction treatment program that includes various addiction therapy treatments, such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Group and individual therapy
- Family counseling
- Neurofeedback therapy
- Case management
- Peer support
We also include medication-assisted treatment to help reduce your withdrawal symptoms and curb your cravings. Medical professionals will administer FDA-approved medications for addiction. They will monitor your progress and update your medications as your need for them reduces.
If you or a loved one is struggling with OxyContin addiction, call 833.448.0127 today to learn about our OxyContin addiction treatment program.