The opioid epidemic is an indication of the widespread presence of people who are addicted to opioids such as OxyContin. Addiction to prescription opiates like OxyContin can damage your emotional and physical well-being. OxyContin is a powerful narcotic used to control severe or chronic pain. While most people use this medicine as their doctor prescribed, a percentage of people will abuse this powerful medication to induce feelings of euphoria. When you abuse prescription drugs, it can become highly likely that the abuse will become an addiction. OxyContin abuse may begin with feelings of euphoria and turn into a way to cope with painful emotions or shortcomings. Many of those who use this medication will combine it with other drugs or alcohol to enhance the high. Unfortunately, this action puts them at a greater risk of damaging overall health.
The abuse of OxyContin can lead to a devastating addiction. Hope and help are available to you at Bayview Recovery in Tacoma, Washington. Our Opioid Addiction programs provide individualized treatment programs that can help you overcome and recover from your OxyContin addiction so that you may begin to thrive in life. Learn more about our comprehensive approach to recovery by reaching out to one of our addiction specialists today at 855.478.3650.
The transition from medication use to addiction can be dangerous. Recognizing that you or someone you know has an OxyContin addiction could help save a life. Not only does it produce a debilitating addiction, but the chances of overdose are also a very real and potentially deadly reality. Some common signs of an OxyContin addiction include:
- Prioritizing OxyContin use above all else
- Endangering yourself or others without a care
- Struggling financially without care
- Allowing health and relationships to deteriorate
- Dry mouth
- Abnormal thoughts
- Dilated pupils
- Poor hygiene
- Becoming secretive
- Shallow breathing
- Extreme fatigue
Signs and symptoms that persist could significantly decrease life expectancy. Tolerance can develop quickly in OxyContin, causing the user to up their dosage, which further negatively impacts overall health. It is essential to seek professional help during the withdrawal period. Many people who struggle with OxyContin addiction will continually use the drug to avoid any withdrawal symptoms. However, by seeking professional help like a medication-assisted treatment like the one we offer at Bayview Recovery, professionals can help alleviate any harmful withdrawal symptoms.
Side Effects of OxyContin
Some side effects of OxyContin include:
- Dry mouth
- Frequent urination
- Irregular heart rate
- Chest pain
- Change in consciousness
Through rehab and therapy programs like the ones we offer at Bayview Recovery, it makes lifelong sobriety possible for you or your loved one struggling with OxyContin addiction. Thousands of individuals have overcome addiction to OxyContin. Every person with an OxyContin addiction has a unique story of how it began, and our compassionate staff at Bayview Recovery is here to help you figure it out.
Seek Treatment at Bayview Recovery
You may find it challenging to give up on the drug you have come to rely on, but we believe you can function and thrive without using OxyContin. Our expert staff at Bayview Recovery is here to help you every step of the way through your journey in recovery. Our Washington-based rehab programs may include:
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient rehab center
- Medication-assisted treatment program
- Women’s rehab program
- Men’s rehab program
Reach out now to one of our addiction specialists by calling at 855.478.3650. You do not have to battle addiction on your own. We are ready and eager to help you in taking the first steps in recovery. Better lives begin at Bayview Recovery!