When taken orally or injected in this powder form, the time-release
structure is by-passed and the user experiences a rush similar to heroin.
The mind and body easily become obsessed with this pleasurable rush and
a physical craving can develop causing addiction. OxyContin addiction
manifests through chronic use and increasing tolerance so that more of
the drug is needed to feel the same effects smaller doses once provided.
Opioids like OxyContin and heroin block pain messengers
to the brain and central nervous system. They also increase the amount
of dopamine in the brain which causes increased feelings of pleasure and
euphoria. Consequences result as the body seeks a balance and compensates
for the increased dopamine and increased pleasure. Tolerance develops
when the body compensates and the individual soon needs more and more
OxyContin to get the same pleasurable feelings that one or two doses used
to provide. OxyContin addiction creeps up on the individual until acquiring
the drug becomes a full time obsession affecting friends, family, career,
kids, finances and possibly involving the police.
Spencer Recovery Centers has helped hundreds of clients
overcome their opioid addiction using proven techniques and effective
medical procedures. Overcoming OxyContin addiction begins with medically
supervised detoxification followed by individual and group therapy facilitated
by a licensed counselor. Treatment plans are customized to the individual
and a wide variety of services are available from inpatient residential
to outpatient treatment online.
Give Spencer Recovery Centers a call today to explore your
options and treat your OxyContin addiction today.
Facts and figures related to OxyContin were found at The
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) which is part of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.