Unfortunately, individuals who have developed an addiction must have the drug and find various ways around legal hurdles. Black market street sales and illegally forged prescriptions have been used for years to obtain dozens of abused pharmaceuticals and OxyContin has quickly become a leader as one of the most widely abused drugs.
Well, OxyContin contains the active ingredient oxycodone, which is basically synthetic morphine. This is an opiate that gives the user a euphoric feeling that some people become addicted to and try to recapture the pleasurable feeling again and again by abusing the drug. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration's Drug Abuse Warning Network, emergency room incidents involving oxycodone have increased 89% between 1993 and 1999. It jumped another 68% from 1999 to 2000 so clearly the abuse issue is very real.
You may have found this website because you are already familiar with the potential problems OxyContin poses. The doctor may have started you out on OxyContin to relieve your persistent pain and at some point you started taking more than the prescribed dosage because it wasn't working as well as it once did. A few days, weeks or months later you wake up and realize that getting your hands on more OxyContin has become a major goal of your day. You seem to think about it constantly. Friends and love ones start to bring it up as a problem affecting your life. Soon you find yourself doing things you never would have done before, going to multiple doctors, exaggerating or pretending to have pain or even forging prescriptions and stealing from pharmacies.
These are all signs and symptoms of addiction to OxyContin.
Here are some others:
Spencer Recovery Centers has dealt with hundreds of clients with these exact symptoms. Our effective treatment methods are based the same experience and research as other opiates such as heroin. If you are addicted to OxyContin, you may have already discovered that you cannot quit on your own. Your brain has undergone chemical changes that make stopping on your own, without severe withdrawal symptoms, impossible.
Our medical doctors can give you the proper medication to get through this critical detoxification stage before our licensed counseling staff helps develop the behaviors necessary to live without OxyContin.
Call us today for help. Our professional staff is standing
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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.
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