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What Characterizes Oxycodone Abuse?

There are many different types of help available to people with oxycodone dependencies. Most people who suffer from an oxycodone dependency or an oxycodone addiction will notice that their addiction is often born from legitimate use of the drug. Often, the sufferer is prescribed the drug for an injury, surgery, or merely to manage chronic pain. Over time, the sufferer becomes tolerant to the drug; that is, he or she needs to take more to attain the same level of happiness or comfort that he or she did at the beginning. This is the best time to catch a budding addiction or dependency because it is also the time when the drug’s hold over the individual is weakest. As time progresses, the sufferer may notice a change in behavior; he or she will start trying to hide his or her drug use, for a start. After that, he or she may start looking for ways to acquire more oxycodone; these methods may stray into illegal territory very quickly.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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