About OxyContin Addiction
OxyContin is a branded formulation of the strong, semi-synthetic opioid painkiller Oxycodone. It acts as a potent painkiller bringing relief to people suffering from bone or neurological degeneration, end-stage cancer or similar illnesses. When taken in prescribed doses, OxyContin works as a safe and efficient medication providing relief from excruciating pain. However, the overuse or abuse of this drug can be extremely dangerous leading to addiction and even mortal peril. OxyContin can be taken orally in the form of pills, through snorting in the shape of a powder produced by crushing the pills, or intravenously by injecting the powder.
The abuse of OxyContin leads to severe physical anomalies and complications. Moreover, continued abuse of opioids may easily lead to heroin addiction. OxyContin is a highly addictive drug and even those who started taking this drug according to doctor’s instructions develop tolerance. When the dosage prescribed by doctors stops being enough for the individuals, they start looking out to obtain the drug illegally, heralding addiction.
Symptoms of OxyContin Addiction
Withdrawal Symptoms of OxyContin
OxyContin is not available without a proper prescription and is quite costly. This makes it difficult to procure the drug, and an addicted individual may have to stop taking it until the time they find a way to get the drugs. During this phase when an addicted person is unable to take the drug, OxyContin withdrawal will take place. The withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Runny nose and eyes
- Difficulty in breathing
- Unpleasant mood
- Muscle aches
- Excessive sweating
- Goose bumps
- Nausea and vomiting
Oxycontin Withdrawal at AKUA
OxyContin detox is the first stage of recovery and has the following components:
- 24 hour supervision
- Gender-specific recovery programs
- Psychiatric and nursing support
- Group and individual counseling and therapy
- Prepare the clients for the next phase of the treatment
This is the second stage of recovery and usually consists of the following:
- The duration may vary depending on the severity, though it typically lasts for 30 days
- Gender-specific recovery programs
- 24×7 guidance and support from our clinical team
- Nutritious diet plans and meals prepared by our private chef
- Recreational activities on weekends such as movies, beach activities, etc. under the supervision of the staff
This is the last stage of recovery and will look like this:
- The typical duration is of 20 -30 sessions which translates to 30-45 days
- Mindfulness relapse prevention
- Evening meetings (AA or any other 12 step meeting)
- Group and individual assignments
- Transportation and housing provided
AKUA Mind and Body understands the financial burdens that addiction and mental health treatment can have on an individual and their family. As a result, AKUA works closely with most HMO, EPO and PPO insurance plans including AmeriHealth, Humana, Allcare Health, Highmark, UPMC Health Plan, and are In-Network with Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Magellen, HMC Health Works, Tricare, Western Health Advantage, Prime, Multi Plan, Triwest.
The specialists at AKUA Drug treatment Newport Beach believe in treating the individual as a whole, rather than treating the diagnosis. Each client has unique treatment timeline involving a collaborative effort from every member of the treatment team.
Maybe you are a 26-year-old female who is struggling with body dissatisfaction fueled by depression, which has developed into a cocaine addiction. Maybe you are a 45-year-old male working in corporate America, drinking excessively to cope with your anxiety despite your loving family.
No matter who you are and what your story is, AKUA Mind and Body believes in tailoring their treatment program to fit your needs so you can live a healthy and fulfilling life, free from addictive substances and the pain of underlying disorders.