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Oxycontin Abuse Treatment

by De'Meko, June 12, 2013

Oxycontin Addiction and Treatment

The premier treatment center at Chapters Capistrano located in Southern California handles Oxycontin addiction recovery. With highly personalized treatment plans, our addiction experts recognize how important it is to make a treatment plan about the individual client. Addiction affects each person differently, so no program should be identical. It is our mission to help addicts return to a life rid of drug dependency!

General Information

Oxycontin is a central nervous system depressant that manages pain, moderate to severe. When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug in 1995, distributed under the brand name Oxycodone, they then released Oxycodone a year later. The drug’s popularity escalated by 2001,  making it America’s best-selling narcotic pain reliever. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration analyzed Oxycontin’s sale statistics and determined it had “jumped nearly six-fold between 1997 and 2005.″ When taking Oxycontin under a physician’s care, the drug can be safe. When abusing the drug recreationally, the effects can severely damage a person physically and psychologically.

Effects of Oxycontin Abuse

Physical and mental health effects of unsupervised, prolonged use of Oxycontin include: dizziness, sweating, drowsiness, vomiting, itching, lightheadedness, and nausea. When abused, an addict will build a tolerance and dependence and therefore increased dosage will be needed to attain the desired effect. If the drug is mixed with cocaine, benzodiazepines, alcohol, and/or other medications, adverse reactions may include: respiratory distress, liver or kidney failure, heart failure, and heart attack, any of which may be lethal.

Oxycontin Withdrawal Doesn’t Have to be Painful

Chapters Capistrano’s personalized treatment plans makes Oxycontin addiction rehab possible. Although many fear withdrawal, Chapters makes withdrawal less uncomfortable because we use a drug-specific detox process that prescribes medication to clients to slowly ease withdrawal symptoms and risk of seizure. Our medical staff closely monitors the client and administers the medication in tapering amounts until the client’s body is stabilized.

Chapters knows you can return to a drug-free life! Our drug and alcohol rehab center is here to support you along your journey! Call our 24-hour hotline phone number at 949-371-4198 for more information today!

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