- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
Oxycontin Treatment in Canada & the U.S
Drug Rehab Services is a no cost referral agency to inform you and help provide you with appropriate resources for Oxycontin addiction treatment. We have helped thousands of people get the proper help with the following services: Medical detox, NA meetings, Residential treatment, Detox centers, Private drug treatments, Long term treatments.
Our goal is to provide you the best advice possible before you attend a drug rehab centre so you or a loved know all of your options on how to become drug free. Oxycontin is the most sold prescription drug on the black market, which means the amount of patients requiring actual drug treatment professionals in order to treat their Oxycontin addiction is steadily on the rise. It is even sometimes hard for the drug rehab programs out there to cope with the ever increasing number of people in need of treatment.
When you hear news reports about Oxycontin becoming an epidemic - this is no exaggeration. This is the worst addiction epidemic to hit the U.S.A. & Canada in the last 10 years. In most regions, it has surpassed Cocaine, Meth, and Heroin.
As a substance abuse support and resource line, we have the benefit of tracking addiction trends.
In 2005, our overall call volume for Oxycontin was less than 5%, today in 2011 our call volume for Oxycontin is well over 50%.
The danger of Oxycontin is that it comes in an innocent looking pill - which has devastating effects. Most people dependent on Oxy don't realize that the relapse rate for users who pursue detox and not comprehensive inpatient therapy is 97%.
Don't be fooled, just because it comes in a pill - don't take it lightly. In our profession, we call it Pharmaceutical Heroin, for a good reason.
There is hope, there is help, and there is a way to heal yourself without the use of Methadone.
Call one of our Oxycontin Specialists to get deeper understanding of what therapies are appropriate for you.
In Canada and the U.S, it is an offense to abuse OxyContin more than necessary. So you are under obligation to tell the doctor who gives you a prescription, any and all other controlled substances you were prescribed by someone else in the last thirty days. If you don’t and are caught getting more prescriptions than necessary, you could go to jail for up to seven years. It is absolutely illegal to OxyContin trafficking and that could get you a lifelong jail sentence. This is an incentive for a lot of people to go a drug rehab and get their addiction handled so as to not hit rock bottom.
OxyContin is a brand name for a pharmaceutical drug that is a pain reliever. It is available under various forms of pills and various dosage per pill. It is a time-release drug and it usually takes an hour after ingestion for the drug to be in full effect. There are several way to take OxyContin and other such drugs, through the mouth, through the nose, by intravenous injection, or rectally.
There are certain adverse side-effects that one should be aware of when taking OxyContin, a few are named below:
- Excessive sweating
But when a person stops taking OxyContin very drastically, several symptoms can occur and the people will go through a withdrawal type period. Some of the symptoms of withdrawal include:
- Sleeping troubles
- Muscle aches
Oxycontin side effects are somewhat similar to all drugs that fall in the opioid category, such as Morphine, Methadone, Opium and Heroin. These include as previously stated nausea, vomiting, nervousness, etc. However, Oxycontin can specifically create nervous system depression, thus bringing dramatic effects such as coma, dependency and abuse, hypotension and cardiovascular collapse, seizures, apnea and dermatological problems. These are some of the more dramatic effects of Oxycontin addiction and although they are not as common as those previously listed, they are still effects that should be taken in consideration.
With all these symptoms and withdrawal symptoms, it is really obvious why people would need to get the care given in a drug rehab center in order to go through and get over the OxyContin addiction and withdrawal. There are some drug treatments that offer extensive care to make sure the person gets through withdrawal safely.
Where can I find a OxyContin treatment?
There are several drug rehabs where you can find help for OxyContin addiction in Canada and the United States. There are different settings such as residential, outpatient, etc. A drug rehab center can often help, no matter the type, but it must suit the addict. Is a detox needed? There are many types of drug rehab programs and therefore it is important to find the one that fits best for the individual in order for successful recovery to happen. One of our counselors can do an assessment and give you the best option on OxyContin programs for you or someone you love. Let us help you.