The abuse of Oxycontin is a rapidly growing problem. The fact that Oxycontin can be legally obtained leads some to believe that is safer than illicit drugs. This could not be further from the truth. In 2009, there were 1.2 million visits related to the abuse of pharmaceutical drugs, such as Oxycontin. This is a 98.4% increase since 2004 (Centers for Disease Control).
Recovery from Oxycontin addiction is a lifelong process that begins with a medically supervised detox. Once detoxed, you are able to begin the process of healing emotionally and spiritually. Taking away the drug does not take away the problem. Detox should be followed up with long-term treatment, especially when treating an individual for Oxycontin addiction.
At Above It All Treatment Center, we work with clients to address the issues that have led to or perpetuated unhealthy behaviors. It is our goal to provide clients with the help and support they need at each step of the way and to provide that help as long as they may need it. Our different services are able to meet the needs of clients requiring varying levels of care.
We are committed to getting you started comfortably on your path to recovery. We understand the challenge of getting clean from OxyContin addiction and we are aware that, for some, a desire to avoid detoxification can keep the individual from seeking treatment entirely. However, the detoxification process does not have to be a distressing one. Detoxification at our OxyContin addiction rehab is a completely safe process, especially when performed in the safe and comfortable environment we provide here.
OxyContin is the brand name for a time-release formula of Oxycodone, a strong opiate derived from morphine that is legally prescribed for pain relief. As an analgesic, the drug alters the way the human brain reacts to pain without anesthetic effects. Oxycodone acts in a manner similar to morphine in that it changes the way your brain interprets pain signals, so that the individual taking Oxycodone may still be aware of the experience of pain, but does not find it unpleasant – it simply does not bother them anymore.
In a frightening trend, abuse of prescription drugs such as OxyContin is on the rise in the adolescent age group. According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2008, “1.9 million youth (or 7.7 percent) age 12 to 17 abused prescription drugs, with 1.6 million (6.5 percent) abusing a prescription pain medication. That makes painkillers among the most commonly abused drugs by teens after tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana.” (Source: OxyContin abuse at the National Institute for Drug Abuse).
There are generally two types of detoxification at OxyContin addiction: Natural and Allopathic. With natural detoxification, OxyContin addict stops using the OxyContin “cold turkey” while in the care of our well-trained allopathically professionals at Above It All Treatment Center. This type of detoxification carries with it the risk of more withdrawal symptoms, but it is believed by some to be the fastest, most long-lasting way for the OxyContin addict to accomplish getting clean. Therapeutic detoxification for opiate OxyContin addiction usually involves the addict taking a synthetic opiate (such as methadone) in gradually smaller and smaller doses until the physical addiction to the drug is gone. This process carries with it fewer withdrawal symptoms, but can also lead to an addiction to the synthetic drug itself. Whichever type of detoxification is administered, it is very important to complete the detoxification entirely first, and then begin the other aspects of mental and psychological recovery at our OxyContin addiction rehab.
Give us a call today at 1-866-918-6089 so we can assist you on your journey to a safe recovery. We will design a personalized treatment plan just for you. Above It All Treatment Center; we are here to help you.