Friday, October 19, 2012

OxyContin Induced Mood Disorders

Many of those who suffer from addiction often suffer from mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, borderline personality etc. However, drugs like OxyContin have the ability to bring on mood disorder episodes as well. In most cases, OxyContin disorders are limited to anxiety and depression. These types of disorders can often complicate the treatment process, which is why choosing a medically monitored detox and substance abuse rehabilitation program is so important.

Whether these types of disorders where present prior to the OxyContin abuse or began as a result of the addiction can be difficult to determine. Many specialists in the field are finding that non-medical OxyContin use is often associated with mood disorder development. Addiction and mental health experts are generally able to properly sift through the symptoms, while formulating a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen.

In order for drug addiction induced mood disorders to exist, a physical examination, patient history, and laboratory findings of abuse, dependence, intoxication and withdrawal must be apparent. These types of disorders can often last upwards of 4 weeks following a successful transition into sobriety.

There are an array of issues that come about once an individual becomes addiction to OxyContin. If you or someone you love are suffering from an OxyContin addiction, our Above It All treatment counselors are available to help. Give us a call today, and let us help you back on track towards the loving, happy, healthy, and fulfilling life you deserve. 

1 comment:

  1. this was the red flag for our family when my uncle was abusing oxy. Glad we recognized the signs and got him help.