OxyContin Addiction Treatment: The Basics

OxyContin Addiction Treatment – What it’s all about

OxyContin Addiction Treatment is imperative to your health. OxyContin is the brand name for the prescription opioid drug oxycodone hydrochloride. It is a controlled-release oral version of oxycodone hydrochloride. It works to provide around-the-clock pain relief for an extended period of time. OxyContin ultimately works by changing the way in which the brain and nervous system respond to pain. The drug is typically administered orally and is found in the form of a pill or tablet. When used as intended, OxyContin is taken every 12 hours due to the drug having a controlled time-release formula.

However, when OxyContin is misused or abused, it is typically crushed and then snorted or smoked. Those who misuse the drug also typically chew or inject the drug. The idea of misusing the drug is to remove the slow-releasing coating as a means to experience the effects of the drug more rapidly. By removing the coating, users experience a rush of euphoria. The euphoric feeling that OxyContin produces often times will lead to the user using the drug continuously and in larger doses as a means to achieve the same high. Although it can be easy to become addicted to OxyContin, with effective OxyContin addiction treatment, a successful recovery is possible! Call White Sands Tampa today at (877) 855-3470 to get started with treatment if you or your loved one are in need.

OxyContin Street Names

There are several street and slang names for OxyContin including:

  • Oxy
  • Hillbilly Heroin
  • Oxycotton
  • C.
  • Oxycet
  • Percs

Withdrawing from OxyContin

Due to OxyContin being a slow releasing drug, it can take longer to wear off than other opioid drugs. However, when abused, it effects onset faster and wears off faster, as a result users will experience symptoms of withdrawal faster. Symptoms of withdrawal associated with OxyContin typically will manifest within the first 24 hours of the drug wearing off. The symptoms associated with OxyContin withdrawal may include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Chills and shaking
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Increased heart rate
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension

These are just some of the symptoms that may onset, however, the longevity and severity of the symptoms will vary from person to person. During OxyContin withdrawal, it is important to be provided with oxy withdrawal treatment to ensure your safety during your withdrawal process. By enrolling in a medically supervised oxy withdrawal treatment program, you can assure both your safety and comfort during your withdrawal process. At WhiteSands Treatment we offer several OxyContin treatment services. Call us now at (877) 855-3470 to explore your treatment options.

Signs That You Or Your Loved One May Be In Need of OxyContin Addiction Treatment

If you are led to believe that you or a loved one may be in need of OxyContin addiction treatment, follow your intuition and seek help immediately. Also, there are several signs and symptoms that you can observe for to help determine if you or your loved one are in need of help. Some signs and symptoms associated with OxyContin addiction may include:

  • Preoccupation with OxyContin (i.e. all of your time is preoccupied with using, obtaining, and recovering from oxy)
  • Abrupt changes in personality and behaviors
  • Continued use of the drug in spite of being aware of and experiencing negative consequences
  • Neglecting responsibilities commitments in relation to drug use
  • Lying, cheating, and staling as a means to obtain more of the drug
  • “Doctor shopping”, providing false medical history and forging prescriptions to obtain more oxy
  • Experiencing symptoms of withdrawal when use of the drug has been reduced or stopped completely
  • Experiencing negative physical and/or mental health effects in relation to oxy use
  • Isolating one’s self to use or obtain more of the drug

These are just some symptoms, however, if you or your loved one are exhibiting more than one of these symptoms or similar symptoms, seek help immediately.

If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.