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Addiction to Oxycontin

by De'Meko, June 12, 2013

Addiction and Treatment

Chapters Capistrano, a top-rated rehabilitation center for Oxycontin addition recovery in Southern California, caters programs specific to the individual’s needs. Because no person is affected by dependency exactly the same, Chapters’ approach guarantees an addict will succeed when trying to become sober.

General Information

The central nervous system depressant, Oxycontin, can effectively manage moderate to severe pain. After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug, manufactured under the brand name Oxycodone, the FDA then released Oxycodone for prescribed use a year later in 1996. By 2001, the drug’s popularity was apparent because it had become America’s best-selling non-generic narcotic pain reliever. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s analysis of the sales had “jumped nearly six-fold between 1997 and 2005.″ When following a doctor’s care, taking in prescribed amounts it is typically safe. When someone abuses the drug recreationally, the effects can be severely damaging to the physical and psychological bodies.

Effects of Abuse

Prolonged, unsupervised use of Oxycontin may cause these physical and mental health effects: dizziness, sweating, drowsiness, itching, lightheadedness, nausea, and vomiting. People develop tolerance and dependence upon the drug if abused and taken not under a doctor’s care. This will influence an abuser to use increasingly higher doses to get the desired effect. Mixing the drug with alcohol, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and other medications can also cause dangerous adverse reactions, including respiratory distress, liver or kidney failure, heart failure, and heart attack. The side effects may cause death.

Withdrawal Doesn’t Have to be Painful

We at Chapters Capistrano know that many addicts avoid rehabilitation because withdrawals can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. The drug-specific detox used at Chapters guarantees a client’s decreased physical discomfort and risk for seizure. The prescribed medication taken is monitored closely in tapering amounts until the client’s body is stabilized.

The drug and alcohol rehab center at Chapters is committed to guiding you toward a drug-free life. Don’t hesitate to start your journey today; sober living is attainable! Contact our 24-hour hotline phone number at 949-371-4198 today!

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