OxyContin®,is an opium derivative which has the same active ingredients as Percodan® or Percocet®. OxyContin® is intended for use by chronic pain sufferers. Oxycontin® addiction is a physical dependence that results from an individual being exposed to or abusing high doses of Oxycontin® for an extended period of time. The human body then quickly adapts and develops a tolerance for Oxycontin®. The addiction to Oxycontin® is so powerful that it produces cravings,these cravings for Oxycontin® are the result of its impact on the individual’s central nervous system and their pyschological state; the subconscious memory of using the drug often motivates the individual to seek more Oxycontin® resulting in extremely dangerous and often illegal activities.
The most commonly reported effects of long-term Oxycontin® abuse include:
• dry mouth
Some addicts also have a loss of appetite, nervousness, euphoria, anxiety, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dyspnea, and hiccups, although these symptoms appear very rarely, Oxycontin® can also cause impotence, enlarged prostate gland, and decreased testosterone secretion.
In high doses, overdoses, oxycodone® can cause shallow breathing, bradycardia, cold, clammy skin, apnea, hypotension, pupil constriction, circulatory collapse, respiratory arrest, and death.
Over the past few years, Seacliff Recovery Center Oxycontin® Treatment has been treating opiate addiction more then ever before. This past year alone, over 50 % of the clients that come to SRC for treatment have been addicted to Oxycontin®, oxycodone or other opiate drugs. Nearly all these clients were under the age of 25. Seacliff’s Oxycontin® addiction treatment program helps all addicts that are dealing with opiate addiction, but young people are the biggest population that we are treating in the past years. Finding a place that will approach a young person’s outlook on life, as an opiate addict is something that we do not take lightly. It is important for families looking for a Oxycontin® addiction treatment program to make sure that a specific opiate program is available.
Oxycontin® is one of the strongest and most frequently abused prescription drugs currently used in the US today. When abused Oxycontin® will produce a high much like pure heroin but with much worse consequences. A 5mg tab of OxyContin has as much active ingredient (oxycodone®) as one percocet, so chewing or snorting a 40mg OxyContin is basically like taking 8 percocets at once or a 80mg OxyContin® tab is like taking 16 percocets all at the same time.
OxyContin withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to:
• perpetually being tired
• hot/cold sweats
• heart palpitations
• joints and muscles in constant pain
• uncontrollable coughing
• watery eyes
• excessive yawning
Oxycontin® withdrawal symptoms can begin as soon as six hours after the last dose and can last up to one week or more. People who have gone through OxyContin® withdrawal compare the process to the intensity of heroin withdrawal.
As these stronger and more lethal form of opiates emerge, people are experiencing a more difficult Oxycontin® Treatment detox phase. The physical and psychological effects are far greater and more difficult to treat. This kind of Opiate ingrains itself deeper into the tissue of the organ and has longer side effects on the body and the mind. Years in the making, we have developed a Oxycontin® addiction treatment program that bring the best that the world has to offer when it comes to this kind of addiction. Our contracted detox service utilizes the most cutting edge Oxycontin® addiction treatment detox methods such as NTR or suboxone replacement to ease our clients through detox making this phase as comfortable as possible.
From the medical effects of Oxycontin® to social problems, Seacliff Recovery Center Oxycontin® addiction treatment brings solutions to the clients in a way that is tangible and easy to apply. Taking this into consideration we have put together a program that takes the mind, body, and spirit approach to the client’s lives. We think that this is the best way to bring the clients all of the Oxycontin® treatment opportunities that we have.