Oxycontin Dependency: Getting Treatment

by Dr. Rich on April 15, 2013

A drug addiction is an incredibly challenging problem to deal with. Most people do not plan to get hooked on drugs and instead they start for reasons of personal pleasure. Over time, the body becomes addicted to the drug and you start to feel sick when you are not on the drug. When you start to exhibit signs and symptoms of addiction, your body has become addicted and even if you want to stop taking the pills, you may find that you are unable to.

 

Oxycontin dependency is more common than most people realize. There are millions of people around the world who are suffering from an addiction to this drug. One of the key problems with Oxycontin is that because it is a prescription drug, most people do not feel they have an addiction simply because they are getting the pills legally and are not going out on the street to buy their drugs. It is actually just the same and people are starting to realize that. Just because you can go to your doctor and get a prescription for the pills, that does not make the situation any better. In fact, prescription drugs are often harder to quit than the street drugs, like cocaine and heroin.

 

Drug Profile

 

Oxycontin is a type of prescription pain killer, one of the most common prescription drugs people become addicted to. Doctors prescribe the pills for patients who are dealing with pain and who need to feel relief of their pain. This drugs is extremely addictive and if you find you do have a problem with the being addicted to Oxycontin, you need to get treatment right away.

 

Treatment Options

 

There are a few options for treatment if you want to get off prescription pills. The first step is admitting you have a problem. No matter how bad you know you want treatment, if you are not willing to admit that you have a drug problem, you are not going to be successful in your efforts. You may feel ashamed and embarrassed and not want friends and family to know you have an issue, but this is an important step in the recovery process.

 

Once you can admit you have a problem, you can start on the path to recovery. You need to get yourself into a treatment center. The benefits of a drug rehab center cannot be overlooked. Not only does it help you get off the drugs, but the professionals there will work to support and help you, teaching you how to get back on track in life and really regain your life in general.

 

The healing starts immediately once you are placed in a facility and start living there. Although there are part-time rehab centers where you can simply attend meetings, for a prescription pill addiction to Oxycontin, your best bet is to go in for full-time treatment and live in the facility during your recovery period. This way you have around the clock care and support and you are less likely to lapse and go back on the drugs.

 

A counselor will work with you to discuss your emotions and help treat any underlying causes. They help relieve any problems that may be causing you stress or frustration and be part of the reason for you becoming addicted to the drugs in the first place. Addicts ingest drugs to mask certain emotions, and that feeling is what causes them to get hooked initially. Once you treat the underlying problem, you will find it much easier to get off the drugs and stay off them.

 

When you are in a rehab treatment center, you are taught how to live without the drugs. They teach you how to live life to the fullest without using chemicals to make yourself feel better. Almost immediately after starting treatment you will feel vastly different, physically and emotionally. It feels good to know there are people there who care and who are going to work with you and do what it takes to make a positive change in your life.

 

Get the details out of the way before getting started in any treatment facility. Be sure you can afford the costs of rehab and determine whether you want to go to rehab in your hometown or travel for treatment, to get away from enablers.

 

A drug addiction to any prescription pill, especially one like Oxycontin, is incredibly serious. This is not something you want to put off any longer. It is imperative you go through treatment as soon as possible and with these tips in mind, you can get started in treatment sooner rather than later. Always trust in the professionals to get you the help you need and get you off the drugs. This is not something any addict should try and do on their own. The withdrawal symptoms of Oxycontin can be so extreme that it can literally be next to impossible to successfully get off drugs without help.

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