Need Help for OxyContin Addiction? Archstone Recovery Has Programs for You
In the past decade, prescription drugs have eclipsed most street drugs to become the most-abused controlled substances in the United States. One of the most popular of these is OxyContin—a drug so abused that many pharmacies, citing frequent robberies and thefts, have simply refused to keep it in stock for their own safety. OxyContin is the brand name for a tablet containing oxycodone, an opioid pain reliever. Oxycodone is usually prescribed for cancer patients and people with chronic pain. OxyContin tablets are made in a way that uses a time-release method so that the pain reliever is released slowly over the course of the day, allowing the patient to take fewer pills. When people abuse OxyContin, they crush up the tablets and snort them to bypass the time-release mechanism and get all of the rush at once.
Unfortunately, taking this dose of oxycodone all at once can be very dangerous, and OxyContin abusers are at a particularly high risk of overdosing. This is one reason why prescription drug addicts account for more than half of drug overdose deaths. As if that weren’t enough, OxyContin is also extremely addictive—like most opioids. Withdrawal symptoms can start as soon as six hours after the addict’s last dose, and people who have experienced both often liken OxyContin withdrawal to heroin withdrawal—it’s that bad.
If you are addicted to OxyContin, you are in grave need of professional help right away. Please—call Archstone Recovery today. Archstone Recovery of the Palm Beaches is a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in beautiful Lantana, Florida that offers a range of treatment options, including detox, partial hospitalization, outpatient, and extended care programs. Withdrawal can be an extremely dangerous state, and it requires the best medical and psychological care. If you’re ready to get clean, take the first step and contact Archstone Recovery.