Friday, November 30, 2012

From Cancer To Addiction

Recent statistics show OxyContin sales at an all-time high; outselling all other prescription pain medications. The drug is an opiate, similar to morphine and heroin, and as such, is extremely addictive. Users can ingest orally, smoke, snort and inject the substance, making it one of the more versatile drugs in use today. Continued OxyContin use can lead to a variety of negative effects, addiction being one of the worst.
OxyContin dependence reduction can be difficult, as many medical doctors tend to write prescriptions that exceed the amount required to ensure a comfortable and healthy recovery.

OxyContin is generally prescribed to cancer patients and others who suffer from serious, chronic illnesses that generate tremendous amounts of pain that cannot be alleviated with mild pain killers. Due to its powerful effects, OxyContin users undergo withdraw symptoms after being taken off the drug. In the last few years the number of people who abuse OxyContin has gone up and so have the number of patients seeking help at addiction treatment centers.

If you or someone you know are addicted to OxyContin and can't stop using the drug, please find professional help.  Because addiction is typically a chronic disease, people cannot simply stop using the drug of their choice for a few days and be cured. Most patients addicted to prescription drugs require long-term or repeated episodes of care to achieve the ultimate goal of sustained abstinence of the drug and recovery of their lives.

When an addict has made the decision to seek help for their addictions, it’s important to locate a reputable facility to help them make the transition to sobriety.  Rehabilitation facilities not only help patients make the transition back to sobriety, but offer the tools and education needed to maintain it upon program completion. At Above It All Recovery and Treatment Center, we are here to help you.  We will start you on the program that will best help you ease into a life of sustained sobriety.  Contact us today and let’s get started on finding that path back to sobriety.

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