Oxycontin addiction can be challenging to treat but there is hope. The first step is to recognize a problem exists, then seek treatment. Know the signs of what Oxycontin addiction looks like, where to seek treatment and what to expect once a program is identified.
A powerful opioid, Oxycontin can be habit forming very quickly if not used as prescribed by a doctor. When the drug is taken to get high, it is possible to develop an addiction. Psycho-emotional dependence on Oxycontin begins with the inability to stop using the drug. Some of the other signs an addiction is or has been formed include:
Addiction to Oxycontin is different for each person. Treatments vary by individual but a combination of pharmacological and behavioral therapies have proven successful in treatment of Oxycontin addiction. The following are some examples:
Medication: unhealthy mental conditions and patterns emerge with Oxycontin addiction. The longer the addiction, the more brain chemistry can change which makes recovery difficult. Medication such as naltrexone, methadone and buprenorphine can help in addition to treatment for underlying or co-occurring mental health conditions such as anxiety, bi-polar disorder or depression.
Behavioral Treatments: Oxycontin addiction treatment may consist of cognitive behavioral management and contingency management. Group therapy may help a person with addiction provide a social outlet and reinforce positive recovery elements. One-on-one therapy sessions with a counselor or therapist can prove successful in treating psycho-emotional reasons for addiction.
Treatment is a comprehensive approach which focuses on individual needs. The following individuals can provide support in treatment and recovery from Oxycontin addiction:
Treatment of Oxycontin addiction is multi-faceted. Hired Powers has resources to support families through the transition to treatment. Call 800-910-9299 for more information.
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