OXYCONTIN REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

OxyContin is an extended-release form of oxycodone that is usually prescribed for severe pain in those who are in need of a more powerful treatment. This drug is similar to other opioids like fentanyl and morphine and in addition to relieving pain, can also cause a euphoric “high” effect.

Because of OxyContin’s strength, it’s easy for users to develop an oxycodone addiction. In fact, in 2010, the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration reported that 182,748 visits to U.S. emergency rooms were due to the use or misuse of oxycodone products, including OxyContin.

OxyContin Abuse

SYMPTOMS

While taking OxyContin, users can develop a tolerance and feel the need to continually increase their dosage to feel the same effects. When a user takes this drug as a means for a “high,” they usually experience symptoms like:

  • A feeling of euphoria
  • Extreme relaxation
  • Anxiety relief
  • Sedation
  • An overall warm feeling
  • Increased happiness

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Dangers & Effects

Because of its extended release formulation, OxyContin is considered highly addictive and comes with a greater risk of overdose if crushed, chewed, or dissolved. When swallowed whole as directed, this drug can still have dangerous short-term and long-term effects, which include:

Short-term effects include:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating
  • Drowsiness
  • Itchy skin

Long-term effects include:

  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Respiratory depression
  • Muscle spasms
  • Kidney damage
  • Hallucinations and/or delusions
  • Liver damage

Withdrawal

When one stops taking OxyContin without proper oxycodone rehab, withdrawal symptoms can occur 4-8 hours after the last dose. The first full day of OxyContin withdrawal can result in flu-like symptoms, but after that, more severe withdrawal symptoms can set in and last up to two weeks. These include:

  • Restlessness
  • Mental issues like anxiety
  • Increased risk of heart issues
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Blurry vision
  • Loss of appetite

MAT (Medical Assisted Treatment)

OxyContin abuse can produce both a psychological and physical dependence that can be difficult to reduce on your own. At our OxyContin treatment centers, we can provide medical treatment that can promote healthy recovery. Some popular medications include:

  • Naloxone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone
  • Methadone

Treatment Option

For the best OxyContin rehab, contact Victory Bay Recovery Centers today. We can help you cleanse your body of unwanted opioids and get you started on a path to recovery. Our OxyContin addiction treatment centers offer programs that are tailored to each individual’s needs and goals And with our state-of-the-art facility, highly trained and skilled staff members, and dependable medications, we can help you overcome your addiction in a warm, welcoming environment. Contact us today to get started.

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