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Oxycontin Rehab Program

February 6, 2010


Oxycontin Basics

Oxycontin is a very powerful drug prescribed for pain relief. It is very effective in this regard. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most commonly abused prescription medications in the country.


Individuals that suffer from moderate to severe pain may be prescribed it by their doctors. Because the addictive nature of this particular drug is well known, physicians (at least good ones) often give the patients very clear instructions regarding its proper use. If an individual does not adhere to these instructions, they are at greater risk of developing an addiction to it. Dependency may also occur even if a person takes Oxycontin as directed.


Though there are many people who become addicted to Oxycontin after being legitimately prescribed it by their doctor, some people develop a dependency to it after taking it recreationally. It has been abused in this manner for several decades. Oxycontin abuse can be found in just about every part of the United States and is a growing problem.


Every day, persons addicted to Oxycontin or those who abuse it, engage in doctor shopping, prescription fraud and theft in order to obtain it. These unethical and illegal actions place individuals at risk for incarceration and humiliation. Because no upstanding doctor would continue to prescribe Oxycontin forever, it is often necessary for those addicted to it to participate in illegal behaviors in order to get it.

What Leads To An Oxycontin Addiction?

Oxycontin has the potential to be very addicting. Users may develop a tolerance to the drug if they take it for a long time or if they abuse it.  Tolerance requires that an individual take more and more of a drug in order to experience its effects. Overtime, this can lead to addiction.

It is very important that individuals get help once they discover that they have developed a dependency to Oxycontin. In many cases, it will necessary to get professional help. There are Oxycontin rehab programs which can walk individuals through the recovery process.

The Importance of Overcoming An Addiction to Opiates

Ongoing abuse and addiction to Oxycontin can be lethal if a person overdoses on it.

Respiratory depression, lowered blood pressure, coma and muscle flaccidity are all risks that individuals with a dependency to Oxycontin face.

An addiction to Oxycontin can cause relational problems



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