A higher dose version of Oxycontin was released in 1995 to help people who lived with pain. Since that time, it has become a source of frequent addiction and abuse. This drug is known as a slow-release heroin. The body takes longer to process Oxycontin which means it takes more time for the body to come down. There are many effects as a result of abusing this drug.
Medical use of Oxycontin may result in allergic reactions including fainting, seizures, clammy, cold skin and confusion. Insomnia, vomiting and nausea have been reported by others who experienced an allergy. An Oxycontin overdose can result from delivering the pill into the body too quickly through crushing or snorting the drug. When this happens, the body becomes overwhelmed by the effects and can easily result in an overdose due to severe respiratory distress. Oxycontin may be taken along with another substance such alcohol which acts as a depressant which may cause a slowdown in breathing enough to cause death.
Individuals who are addicted to Oxycontin may exhibit some or all of the following signs of abuse.
People take drugs for all kinds of reasons however they are essentially poisons. Prescription medicine is designed to help a person cope with pain but can eventually turn into an addiction even if monitored by a doctor. As difficult as it is to face, an addiction is a serious issue with lasting consequences. The sooner treatment is sought the better as most addictions to painkillers only worsen, not get better, over time and professional help is typically needed to aid in recovery.
If you suspect someone you love has an addiction to Oxycontin or painkillers, help is available. Specialists, counselors and trained therapists are available at Hired Power to help answer any questions you might have.
Contact us now at 800-910-9299 to find a program that is right for you or your loved one.
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