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  • Is Taking Medication As Prescribed Relapsing?

    Is Taking Medication As Prescribed Relapsing?

    Prescription medication is a hot topic in recovery. Many recovering addicts stay away from all types of medication, using natural alternatives such as herbal remedies when they become sick or have some other condition.

  • 10 Things You Didn't Know Where Possible Before Recovery

    10 Things You Didn't Know Where Possible Before Recovery

    Many addicts do not believe they are strong enough to overcome their addiction, and so they never actually seek out professional treatment. For many, they remain in denial that they even have a problem, and continue to engage in destructive behavior.

  • 10 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Are Looking For Recovery

    10 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Are Looking For Recovery

    Before you enter a recovery program, you should ask yourself these ten questions to help you find the right treatment program for your unique situation. This will facilitate your research into addiction treatment facilities for a better recovery and reduce your risk relapse.

  • Xanax’s Effect on the Brain

    Xanax’s Effect on the Brain

    Medications like Xanax may be helpful in alleviating symptoms of anxiety but evidence shows that long term use of the drug can lead to addiction and also be harmful to the brain. The drug's damaging effect on the brain can lead to problems like mental and behavioral abnormalities like dementia.

  • What the Bump to Schedule II means for Hydrocodone

    What the Bump to Schedule II means for Hydrocodone

    In a recent final ruling the DEA chose to move hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to schedule II. Hydrocodone products are a type of narcotic painkiller that is commonly prescribed to patients recovering from surgery or experiencing chronic pain.

  • Understanding Delirium Tremens and What Your Body is Saying

    Understanding Delirium Tremens and What Your Body is Saying

    Withdrawal from an alcohol addiction can involve a number of painful and uncomfortable symptoms that occur throughout the process of detox. One of the most severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal is delirium tremens and it tends to be a problem for the heaviest drinkers who are attempting to quit cold turkey.

  • How to Get the Most Out Of Your Recovery from Addiction

    How to Get the Most Out Of Your Recovery from Addiction

    Spending time at a rehab facility can be costly and takes a great deal of time out of your work schedule so there is no reason to throw away the experience. Rehab is an opportunity that you may not have the means to do again in many cases so it is important to invest all your energy and effort into recovery.

  • Why Massachusetts Rate Of Drug Addicted Babies Has Exploded

    Why Massachusetts Rate Of Drug Addicted Babies Has Exploded

    A recent study has found that Massachusetts has three times than the nationwide rate of babies born with opiates in their systems. The numbers, based on the hospital diagnosis data that is reported to the federal government, show that in 2013, 1,300 Massachusetts babies (or about 17.5 per 1000 births) were born having narcotics in their system.

  • Elizabeth Pena’s Death Linked to Alcoholism

    Elizabeth Pena’s Death Linked to Alcoholism

    The life-long acting career of Elizabeth Pena ended abruptly on October 14th in Los Angeles as passed away at only age 55. The actress' death shocked her family, fans and other Hollywood stars that were close to her.

  • A Breakdown of the Types of Addiction Treatment

    A Breakdown of the Types of Addiction Treatment

    While people suffering from addiction can experience similar symptoms, people may need different kinds of treatment depending on their circumstances and what works best with their lifestyle. Some addicts may have special needs that would require a certain type of treatment center or length of treatment.

  • The Struggle of Staying Sober with Chronic Pain

    The Struggle of Staying Sober with Chronic Pain

    Painkillers like prescription opiates such as vicodin and oxycontin are among the most dangerous and addictive drugs in the county. Addiction to opiates is steadily rising, and communities everywhere are struggling to find a solution to what has been referred to by many addiction health experts as nothing short of an epidemic.

  • Put a Stop to the Re-Direction of Obsession in Recovery

    Put a Stop to the Re-Direction of Obsession in Recovery

    For someone suffering from an addiction, refraining from their drug of choice may be one of the most difficult things they ever try to accomplish. Maintaining their self-control and not engaging in indulgent behavior with a particular drug may be so stressful and straining that they begin to obsess over something else.

  • 5 Experiences that Happen in Early Sobriety

    5 Experiences that Happen in Early Sobriety

    Early sobriety is a time of major chafe and transformation. Most recovering addicts find that everything they have ever thought or believed comes into question when they are first sober and able to see with some clarity for the first time in what may be a while.

  • Self Love Is Part of the Recovery Process

    Self Love Is Part of the Recovery Process

    Recovery is a time of major reflection and growth for a recovering addict. When a person is using drugs and alcohol, they often face problems like low self-esteem and low self worth.

  • Realities Of Mixing Prescriptions With Other Substances

    Realities Of Mixing Prescriptions With Other Substances

    When you are prescribed various medications, you will be given an information sheet detailing the potential risks and side effects, as well as substances to avoid. Even consuming some herbal supplements, over the counter medication, or small quantities of alcohol while taking certain medications can cause significant health problems, including death.

  • Alcoholic Drinking Realities and Mythologies Revealed

    Alcoholic Drinking Realities and Mythologies Revealed

    Alcoholism is one of the most well-known types of drug addictions in the U.S. with an estimated 17 million people drinking excessively on a regular basis. As common as alcohol abuse seems, there are still many misconceptions about alcohol and drinking addictions.

  • 5 Tips For A Healthy Relationship in Recovery

    5 Tips For A Healthy Relationship in Recovery

    It has often been said that relationships are work, and, as anyone who has begun the process of recovery knows, so is getting sober. Overcoming the challenges presented by sobriety and by the life long process that is recovery requires dedication and compassion toward one's self.

  • 10 Things People in Recovery Deal with At Parties

    10 Things People in Recovery Deal with At Parties

    In American culture, drinking alcohol is considered the norm especially at celebrations and social gatherings. For someone in recovery who is using all of their willpower not to take a drink, going to a party can mean they are bombarded with potential triggers.

  • The Importance of Outside Help for those with Co-Occurring Disorders

    The Importance of Outside Help for those with Co-Occurring Disorders

    A co-occurring disorder is defined as the existence of a substance abuse disorder and a mental health issue taking place at the same time, the two intensifying each other. Several surveys and studies have shown this is a very common condition. A 1990 study lead by R.J.

  • 5 ways Vivitrol helps break Opioid Addiction

    5 ways Vivitrol helps break Opioid Addiction

    Recovery from opioid addiction can often be a difficult process involving a painful withdraw process. Psychological and physical addictions often combine to create powerful cravings that can be extremely difficult to overcome.

  • Alcohol Withdrawal and the Symptoms that Accompany It

    Alcohol Withdrawal and the Symptoms that Accompany It

    In the long run, sobriety is one of the best decisions a heavy and compulsive drinker can make, brining many benefits and restoring health. However, in the short term, withdraw from alcohol addiction can often be difficult.

  • 5 Reasons to Properly Plan an Intervention

    5 Reasons to Properly Plan an Intervention

    At its core, an intervention is an act of profound love. Although it can sometimes be very difficult or stressful to confront a person, if done correctly, it can make a huge difference in someone's life. Many people engaged in addictive behavior cope with their addiction through narratives of denial, ways of justifying their behavior to make it seem "not all that bad."

  • 5 Reasons Binge Drinking can Follow you Through Life

    5 Reasons Binge Drinking can Follow you Through Life

    A man who drinks more than 5 alcoholic beverages in a two hour period or a woman who drinks more than four is considered to be binge drinking. Drinking that amount of alcohol is not all that unusual for people at parties and it might seem like harmless fun.

  • How to Handle Substance Abuse in a Significant Other

    How to Handle Substance Abuse in a Significant Other

    Addiction is a disease that can ruin relationships and even tear apart marriages without the right kind of help and support. If you are in a relationship with an addict then you have probably experienced the worst side of them and dealt with the frustration of seeing them drunk or high day after day.

  • Linking Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

    Linking Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

    Addiction is a disease that can have negative consequences not only for the person abusing drugs or alcohol but also for everyone close to them. Substance abuse impacts nearly every aspect of a person's life and most commonly leads to marital and family problems.

  • 5 Reasons Why Staying Stopped is Harder than Stopping

    5 Reasons Why Staying Stopped is Harder than Stopping

    Someone struggling with a substance abuse problem may find it easy to gather up the resolve to say they are going to quit. They may even be successful at quitting and remain sober for a few months but find that they inevitably return to their old habits and are right back where they started.

  • Is Kratom a Substitute for Opiates or a Tool For Getting Clean?

    Is Kratom a Substitute for Opiates or a Tool For Getting Clean?

    Opiate abuse is one of the fastest growing and most deadly diseases currently facing the United States. Each year, thousands of people overdose on heroin or prescription opiates, and despite the best efforts of law enforcement and public health officials, opiate addiction continues to be on the steady incline.

  • Recognizing the Signs of Active Alcoholism

    Recognizing the Signs of Active Alcoholism

    Alcoholism is a disease that strikes people of all ages and from all walks of life. Like all addictions, alcohol often leads the person who is suffering from alcoholism to deliberately conceal their alcohol abuse from others. Many loved ones may also not be entirely aware of what constitutes alcoholism, and whether their loved one is truly suffering from alcohol addiction.

  • How valuable is Methadone Treatment to Opioid Addicts?

    How valuable is Methadone Treatment to Opioid Addicts?

    Prescription drug abuse, of opioid painkillers especially, is a very fast rising form of drug addiction, claiming more lives then any other form of preventable death. Even when these prescriptions are not deliberately misused, they can easily become addictive, and often have a long and painful withdraw process.

  • What Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Aim to Prevent

    What Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Aim to Prevent

    In an effort to identify instances of prescription drug abuse and reduce the cases of addiction, prescription drug monitoring programs are sharing prescription records with doctors and pharmacists in other states. A prescription drug monitoring program is a statewide electronic database which collects designated data on prescribed substances that are dispensed within the state.

  • Veterans with PTSD More Likely to Be Prescribed Painkillers

    Veterans with PTSD More Likely to Be Prescribed Painkillers

    The men and women who serve in the military may return home as heroes but they are often dealing with a myriad of problems after completing their service. Veterans often must cope with severe pain because of combat-related injuries and mental health problems such as PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Practicing Tough Love with an Alcoholic

    Practicing Tough Love with an Alcoholic

    Seeing someone you really care about in the middle of something as intensely all consuming and harmful as an alcohol addiction can sometimes be excruciatingly painful. A life built around nothing but drinking can brings a lot of harm with it.

  • State of New York Publishes Site to help Struggling Opioid Addicts

    State of New York Publishes Site to help Struggling Opioid Addicts

    The misuse and addiction of opioid painkillers is one of the most rapidly growing and serious drug addiction epidemics to plague the United States. The state of New York, which has the country's third highest population, has not been immune to the problems associated with this ongoing and growing drug problem.

OxyContin Addiction

While for most people, the idea of a dangerous drug brings to mind heroin, crack, and even methamphetamine, OxyContin is actually one of the deadliest and most addictive substances available. The fact that OxyContin is manmade and is accessible through a doctor’s prescription does not make it safer for human use than a drug like heroin. In fact, prescriptions for OxyContin are what have led to the majority of drug use progressing to abuse and onto addiction in the United States.

OxyContin: The Drug

OxyContin works as a painkiller by blocking messages to the brain alerting of discomfort or a problem somewhere in the human body. Because of its potential for abuse, its side effects, and its propensity for addiction, OxyContin’s composition and labeling were required to change, per the FDA. As a result, demand has decreased, but the drug is still extremely dangerous.

OxyContin, the brand name of Purdue Pharmaceuticals’ pill version of the painkiller, oxycodone, is a narcotic, just like heroin. Along with Vicodin, Percodan, Percocet, morphine, codeine, methadone and heroin, OxyContin and this entire classification of drugs, called opiates or opioids, have an extremely high rate of abuse, an even higher rate of addiction, and an undeniable link as the cause of thousands of overdose deaths every year.

What Does OxyContin Do?

OxyContin, created to mimic the effects of morphine, is comprised mainly of oxycodone. The drug works by blocking pain messengers in the brain, via the central nervous system. Internal levels of the natural neurotransmitter, dopamine, are affected, making the individual feel more pleasure and even euphoria, but the whole experience is chemically created. As a result, organic dopamine production is thrown out of whack, and the drug seems to be the only way to ever have a positive experience again.

Medicine

When used properly, as medically prescribed, OxyContin is a highly effective painkiller that relieves the suffering of cancer patients and those with major physical pain. In an effort to treat acute and chronic pain, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved OxyContin for medical use in 1995. Since its introduction to the medical community, OxyContin has quickly become one of the most addictive and most deadly drugs available. When taking more OxyContin than medically necessary, the drug produces a euphoric feeling, but that is never why a physician has recommended the drug for use.

Drug Formulation

The pill version of oxycodone was designed with a slow-release formula so that only the appropriate amount of medication makes its way into the user’s bloodstream at any given time. With this method, ongoing pain can be properly alleviated. However, the potential for ways to abuse OxyContin were realized almost immediately. Instead of just relieving pain, OxyContin users figured out how to manipulate the drug to also get high.

Statistics

OxyContin has been the subject of countless news reports and research studies. As the FDA witnessed the impact of OxyContin on the United States’ population, the organization began conducting research studies. Results, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, announced that oxycodone-related deaths increased 93% and oxycodone-related emergency room visits increased 32% between 1997 and 1998.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released information that 15,000 Americans died of opiate and opioid related deaths in 2008, which marked a 300% increase from 1999. The rate of prescription pill deaths in one year was more than the total number of deaths linked to heroin and cocaine combined. Further, in 2008, Purdue Pharmaceuticals reported over $2 billion in annual OxyContin sales, nearly double the amount sold in 2007. The drug’s sales increased to nearly $3 billion the next year, and made it to $3.1 billion in 2010. This means that enough prescriptions for painkillers had been administered in 2010 to medicate every adult in the U.S., 24 hours a day, for an entire month.

Legal Involvement

After years of OxyContin sales, Purdue Pharmaceuticals was found liable for the drug’s addiction and death rates. The company entered a guilty plea to a single felony count of misbranding and paid out $600.5 million. Plus, three of the company’s top executives were each charged with misbranding misdemeanors and fined $34.5 million, which the company paid.

Changes to the Deadly Drug

As a result of the law suit, Purdue Pharmaceuticals reformulated OxyContin to reduce its abuse potential. Along with the changes came a new label warning of the drug’s side effects, dangers, and probability toward addiction. The combined changed have proven effective in decreasing the demand for OxyContin.

OxyContin: The Effects

The use of OxyContin affects the entire nervous system: the heart, the lungs, the brain, the reproductive, respiratory, digestive, and immune systems, and every major organ in the human body.

Unlike some other pharmaceutical drugs, the side effects of taking OxyContin are not mild. Instead of just possible dizziness and dry mouth, OxyContin affects the entire central nervous system. This means that the heart, the lungs, the brain, the reproductive, respiratory, digestive, and immune systems, and every major organ are impacted by the drug’s abuse.

As a result, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reports record high cases of OxyContin abuse, physical and psychological dependence (i.e. addiction), and overdose deaths. Purdue Pharmaceuticals has been criticized for downplaying the dangers of OxyContin and has been required, by the FDA, to make changes to the label. The side effects are now listed right on the bottle of OxyContin along with what the FDA calls the strongest warning ever for a pharmaceutical drug.

Actual side effects of OxyContin use are:
  • Depressed respiration, or respiratory failure
  • Constipation
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Slowed pulse
  • Confusion
  • Nausea, vomiting, or stomach cramps
  • Slurred speech
  • Lack of coordination
  • Inability to stay awake
  • Impairment of menstrual cycle in females
  • Severe withdrawal symptoms when drug use stops

Increased OxyContin Use

Similar to heroin, an increased tolerance to the pain-blocking euphoric effects leads an OxyContin user to want a larger dosage of the drug each day. Accidental OxyContin overdose is caused when a user does not stop increasing the dose, until one day, the amount of the drug is too much for the body to metabolize. Rarely does an OxyContin overdose result in an outcome other than death or permanent brain damage.

Stopping the Progression of OxyContin Use

The dangerous side effects of OxyContin make its use incredibly risky. If you are using OxyContin, or know someone who is, the behavior can stop with the right medical help. Recovery Now TV finds the treatment centers with the most experience and the best staff to help stop the progression of OxyContin use to abuse and addiction.

Under the guidance of medical doctors and substance abuse professionals, our team at Recovery Now TV has helped many opiate addicts get through medical detoxification and onto formal treatment. We work with licensed counselors who customize treatment plans, complete with tools for preventing dependence on OxyContin, skills for dealing with cravings for narcotics, lifelong coping skills to sustain a new life without substances.

Give Recovery Now TV a call today at 800-281-4731 to find out where you can start your new life.

OxyContin Abuse

Substance abuse, the step before addiction, consists of the continuation of any drug use despite its negative impact on the user’s life.

When a prescription drug is used in any way other than how a doctor prescribed it, the drug is being abused. The purpose is no longer proper pain treatment; the goal is to get high.

If a 90-day supply of OxyContin is deemed necessary for recovery after surgery, for example, and the individual uses the given quantity in 60 days, the drug has been abused. Similarly, when a portion of one’s personal quantity of OxyContin is sold to someone who does not also have a doctor’s prescription, the drug is being abused.

Although OxyContin was manufactured as a time-release pill, designed to relieve pain for up to 12 hours, when the drug is crushed and injected, snorted, chewed, smoked, or dissolved into a liquid, the time-release function is destroyed. Abusers feel a heroin-like rush from eating, drinking, snorting, or injecting the powdered, or pulverized, form of OxyContin.

The pleasurable feeling created by the abuse of OxyContin is leading even those who truly needed a prescription, to abuse the drug for the euphoria and the complete alleviation of all pain. Since the pharmaceutical drug can be so easily abused, often users quickly progress from legitimate use to abuse, and then onto addiction. Individuals who have not been educated on the dangers and side effects of OxyContin may not understand the drug’s powerful narcotic impact on the human body.

All too often, a person who has been prescribed OxyContin believes that the drug is safe because a doctor has deemed it medically appropriate. Sadly, the true effects of OxyContin abuse are widely unknown to most of the people who are taking the pharmaceutical. Consequently, OxyContin’s side effects become the reason for thousands of emergency room visits and causes of death every year.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), via the organization’s Drug Abuse Warning Network, emergency room incidents involving oxycodone increased 89% between 1993 and 1999. Those rates jumped another 68% from 1999 to 2000; illustrating the reality of the influence OxyContin abuse is having on our society.

As one of the most powerful pain relievers on the market, OxyContin became a substitute for heroin. Instead of injecting a risky street drug, individuals started going to a doctor, complaining of chronic pain, in an effort to get what is essentially the pill form of heroin. The pharmaceutical versions seem less dangerous than heroin, are perceived with less cultural stigma than “street drugs,” and come in a pretty little pill instead of via a needle, but make no mistake: prescription opiate narcotics are no less dangerous than any other version, like heroin, codeine, and morphine.

When the first high is experienced from OxyContin, abuse goes beyond just pain relief. The desire for an amount of the drug that creates that euphoric high is continuously pursued. For those users, who are not educated on the dangers of opiates, OxyContin use can unintentionally spiral out of control.

The body begins to change and chemicals in the brain begin to adapt to the continuous, and often rising, presence of OxyContin. The appropriate pain relief that used to come from one or two pills now requires five or six pills. As abuse continues to progress, it is not unusual for an individual to then need a dozen pills of OxyContin to feel the effect that used to come with just a couple. Physical tolerance to the drug has developed and the systems of the body and the brain now require more pills to ward off pain, or to get high.

When the body can no longer handle the dose that is being taken, meaning that the amount of the drug in the person’s system can no longer be metabolized, the drug becomes lethal. This is an overdose. The body does not distinguish between OxyContin, another pharmaceutical, and heroin when dosages become so high that breathing stops and other organs shut down, including the heart. OxyContin overdoses are just like heroin overdoses. The body cannot handle the level of narcotics present.

The good news is that complete recovery from any opiate is possible. With help from trained professionals, OxyContin abuse can stop before an overdose, or the progression to addiction, ends a life.

Recovery Now TV offers the latest in medical detoxification and effective therapeutic techniques for treating OxyContin abuse. Through effective referrals, our treatment team will help find the best detox and treatment program for you. Call Recovery Now TV to find out more: 800-281-4731.

OxyContin Addiction

Addiction includes:
  1. Loss of control over substance use
  2. Obsession with use
  3. Continued use despite adverse life consequences
  4. Denial that there is a problem with a substance
  5. A powerful likelihood of relapse

Addiction is defined as a chronic disease with a high probability of relapse. When a person fits the criteria of addiction, he or she can be diagnosed with physical and psychological dependence upon at least one mind-altering drug, or life-impairing behavior. The ability to stop using is diminished, and every aspect of the person’s life can reach incapacitation.

The use of OxyContin negatively impacts the entire central nervous system. The influence on the body and the brain decrease a person’s ability to make good choices. OxyContin addiction begins to affect relationships, commitments, and responsibilities, as the drug begins taking daily priority. When abuse crosses over into addiction, jobs are lost, schoolwork falls by the wayside, relationships crumble, families are torn apart, physical and mental health deteriorates, and even legal consequences can begin dictating a person’s life.

While this process can happen for any drug, the cycle of addiction is most difficult to break for opiates and opioids. The drugs in this classification alter brain chemistry as they relieve pain, and create a euphoric high when taken in higher doses than physically necessary. Without an intension of addiction, or even abuse of the drug, thousands of people find themselves fitting the criteria for OxyContin addiction.

A well-cited definition of addiction includes these five criteria:

  1. A Loss of Control over substance use;
  2. Obsession with substance use;
  3. Continued use Despite Negative Life Consequences;
  4. Denial of a problem with substances and/or behaviors; and,
  5. A powerful tendency to Relapse back to substance use.

When used in an example, a person who has become addicted to OxyContin is unable to stop taking pills on his or her own. Each day this person is obsessed with finding the drug and using it, and even after this behavior has caused adverse life consequences (i.e. loss of a job, complete financial devastation, or the end of an important relationship), OxyContin use continues.

Through all of this, the addict denies that there is a problem with OxyContin, sometimes in the some form of, “I need the drug to treat my chronic pain.” Denial is very powerful, and so is OxyContin. Even when use stops, whether the person admits a problem with the substance or not, someone who can be diagnosed with addiction returns to the drug, or relapses, often after just a short time of cessation.

Whether for you or for a loved one, this list provides signs and symptoms of addiction to look for in someone who is taking OxyContin:

  • Feeling physically sick when the supply of OxyContin is gone. (i.e. withdrawal symptoms)
  • Engaging in illegal activity to get OxyContin.
  • Increasing the amount of OxyContin taken each day. (i.e. increased tolerance)
  • Experiencing feelings of guilt or shame about OxyContin use.
  • Losing a job, failing out of school, or losing a loved one because of OxyContin use.
  • Changes in eating and sleeping patterns.
  • Mood swings.

Additionally, in an effort to feel a satiable high again, many opiate addicts will combine alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and other pharmaceutical drugs with OxyContin. This signals drug addiction. The act of combining chemicals is extremely dangerous because drug interactions in your body are unpredictable, and therefore, high risk and often life-threatening. Via several famous opiate addicts, like Heath Ledger, Cory Monteith, and most recently, Philip Seymour Hoffman, we see just how easily prescription pills, heroin, and the mixture of several drugs can lead to an untimely death.

Instead of suffering through the life of addiction, break the cycle by calling Recovery Now TV. OxyContin addiction must be treated, and with the help of our team, you can begin the detox and recovery process today.

Recovery Now TV has helped hundreds of people overcome opiate and opioid addiction. With proven techniques and effective medical procedures, recovery begins with medically supervised detoxification. Once OxyContin is out of the body, rehab can begin where treatment plans are customized to each individual client and a wide variety of services are available to heal the mind, body, and soul.

Give Recovery Now TV a call today at 800- 281-4731 to explore your options and to treat your OxyContin addiction.

Withdrawal from OxyContin

OxyContin Withdrawal Symptoms:
  1. Muscle and bone pain
  2. Restlessness
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Insomnia
  5. Vomiting
  6. Cold flashes
  7. Involuntary leg movements

OxyContin withdrawal is no less serious than quitting heroin, despite the fact that OxyContin use may have started with a legitimate doctor prescription.

Opiate and opioid withdrawal indicators are physical symptoms experienced when the body reacts to a lack of any drug in the opiate family. The body and the brain have become accustomed to having a painkiller to function, so when a substance like OxyContin is suddenly taken away, pain seems excruciating, digestion is a major problem, and the entire central nervous system revolts. Muscles cramp, bones and joints ache, and the entire body sweats. Nausea, an inability to sleep or eat, and a relentless experience of anxiety also ensue. Overall, OxyContin withdrawal produces flu-like symptoms and major discomfort.

The pain and distress of OxyContin withdrawal can be minimized under proper medical supervision. Recovery Now TV has connections with monitored detoxification programs for opiate addiction.

OxyContin withdrawal is not a process you want to go through on you own. To stand a chance at making it through the first few days without returning to OxyContin use, seek participation in one of Recovery Now TV’s referrals with medical facilities, professional doctors, and licensed counselors helping you through the entire process.

Give us a call today at 800-281-4731 for a private consultation. We can help you stop using OxyContin and start a new life free of addiction.

Detox & Treatment

OxyContin addiction requires monitored detoxification and formal treatment. The team at Recovery Now TV is here to help you find the best program to fit all of your recovery needs. Call now, 800-281-4731.

Completely ridding the body of OxyContin is vital for any chance at recovery from opiate addiction. As the most addictive class of drugs, these substances are not easily forgotten. With the assistance of medical professionals, who can administer proper medications and can continuously monitor vital signs, detoxification can be completed with greater ease.

Participation in a detox program sets a former OxyContin addict up for entry into a formal inpatient opiate treatment program. With individual therapy, peer group processing, family therapy, and other proven therapeutic approaches to recovery, an OxyContin addict can make changes with a positive attitude and a readiness to change. While not easy, a substance free life is available to addicts everywhere.

Recovery Now TV has dealt with hundreds of clients with your exact symptoms. Our effective treatment referrals are based on experience and research. If you are addicted to OxyContin, or someone in your life cannot stop using an opiate, it is time for help.

To find out where you can receive the best in opiate and opioid treatment, contact our team at Recovery Now TV, 800-281-4731. Our professional staff is standing by to give you a confidential consultation.