- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
OxyContin Detox in Newfoundland
In the past, the drugs that people worried about in Newfoundland were traditional ones. They involved heroin, cocaine, and pot. Then, around 1995, the drug scene changed and some people developed an alarming dependency on a drug called Oxycontin. Right now, Newfoundland’s drug situation is not perfect, but it is better than other areas of the country, and the number of addicts per capita is well below the national average. The province does not have a large number of residents who are addicted to Oxycontin.
The fact that there aren't many individuals living in Newfoundland who are struggling with Oxycontin addiction, is a mixed blessing. Not having many addicts who are addicted to the drug is good for the province but not so good for anyone who is currently struggling with an addiction to the drug.
Since there are so few residents addicted to the drug, the experts who make up the staff of Newfoundland’s single detoxification program do not have a great deal of experience dealing with addicts who are trying to overcome their Oxycontin addiction problem. The staff can do some research on what to expect as the person with this type of addiction enters the first stages of withdrawal, but doing research is not the same as actually getting hands-on experience.
The perk to going through Newfoundland’s detox center is that it is close to home, and it is really well staffed. They have a solid reputation for running a facility that is clean, efficient, and that keeps addicts safe as they struggle to purge their bodies of the drugs.
Another advantage to the program is that the province is really good about getting people in quickly. If a person contacts the program and says that they need to get help and start the Oxycontin rehabilitation program, they will do everything that they can to get the person into the detoxification program within 24 hours. The speed in getting the addict admitted to the detox program is important. The faster the drug addict starts their treatment, the less time they have to change their mind. Once done with the Oxycontin detox program, the addict can be referred to a drug rehab center in Newfoundland.
If the addict is worry that the staff at the Newfoundland facility does not have enough experience with Oxycontin withdrawal they could consider traveling. There are other programs, some privately funded, that are very experienced with Oxycontin addiction and who are willing to do whatever it takes to help the patient to become drug free.