OxyContin Addiction

OxyContin Addiction

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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

OxyContin addiction advances quickly and may easily lead to heroin addiction. It is important to note the physical symptoms of OxyContin addiction so that one may recognize if and when one of their loved ones gets addicted and take necessary steps. The symptoms of OxyContin abuse are similar to those of opioid abuse and include:

  • Drowsiness, sometimes to the point of nodding off
  • Sedation
  • Euphoria
  • Lightheadedness
  • Itching
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Low blood pressure
  • Respiratory suppression
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating

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:

  • Yawning
  • Runny nose and eyes
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Unpleasant mood
  • Muscle aches
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Goose bumps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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How Akua Can be Helpful

Recovery from OxyContin withdrawal is possible with proper OxyContin detox programs under medical care. If not identified early enough and if left untreated for long, OxyContin addiction may also prove to be fatal. At Akua, we provide holistic treatment programs combining the time-tested traditions of East with the scientific approach of West to help our clients safely beat meth addiction. Our recovery plans are highly individualistic in nature so that all the unique requirements of our clients are addressed, and they can overcome their addiction with relative ease. Our dedicated staff is always there to help the clients whenever they hit a rough patch. At Akua, we believe in perfection and strive to give the best possible care to those who seek help. This makes Akua one of the best OxyContin addiction treatment centers in California. We provide all the three levels of care:

Detox from OxyContin
Integrated Detox Program

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
Inpatient Drug Rehab Center
Residential Program

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
Outpatient OxyContin Treatment
Intensive Outpatient Program

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