Medication Assisted Treatment for OxyContin Addiction

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Understanding OxyContin Abuse

Understanding OxyContin Abuse Recovery

Unfortunately, OxyContin abuse has become popular throughout the United States. This medication, which is comprised of oxycodone, is most frequently prescribed to alleviate pain. Similar to heroin and other opioids, OxyContin is addictive and can cause people to misuse it for recreational purposes due to the effects that it elicits. Those who abuse OxyContin recreationally are more at risk for developing a powerful addiction to this substance.

It can be challenging and uncomfortable to stop abusing OxyContin once an addiction has developed. Luckily, medication assisted treatment programs, like those provided at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, have been effective in aiding numerous individuals in the pursuit of obtaining freedom from OxyContin addiction.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for OxyContin Abuse Recovery at North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer medication assisted treatment for individuals aged 18 and older who are battling an OxyContin or other opioid addiction. Our treatment includes the use of medications like Suboxone, methadone, Vivitrol, and Subutex, as well as group and individual therapy sessions. All treatment plans are designed to meet the individual needs of each patient, and the services offered are provided by nurses, counselors, and doctors.

Below are some of types of treatment that can be incorporated into a patient’s personalized treatment plan when he or she chooses to receive care at a Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Center:

Methadone: With over 40 years of research to prove the safety and effectiveness of methadone, this medication is an excellent treatment option that can be used to overcome OxyContin addiction. This medication works by triggering the same receptors in the brain that are stimulated through the use of opioids such as OxyContin. However, the use of methadone does not create a disorienting high. As a result, patients who are consuming methadone can continue to do everyday things without disruption.

Suboxone: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Suboxone in 2002 for use in medication assisted treatment programs to treat opioid addictions. Similar to methadone, Suboxone decreases the pain that accompanies withdrawal symptoms all while curbing cravings for continued use. Suboxone is the brand name for the combination of both buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is effective in relieving cravings and symptoms of withdrawal, while naloxone wards off further opioid abuse and overdose.

Subutex: Also approved by the FDA in 2002, Subutex contains buprenorphine, which helps patients obtain relief from tempting cravings and upsetting withdrawal symptoms all without experiencing a disorientating high. It is common for patients to begin their treatment with Subutex, and then transition onto Suboxone for long-term care.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol is different from Suboxone, methadone, and Subutex in that it is a once monthly injectable medication. With its active ingredient being naltrexone hydrochloride, Vivitrol works by fending off cravings and alleviating withdrawal symptoms.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy is a critical component to a successful medication assisted treatment program. While medication serves to treat the physical aspects of withdrawal, individual therapy can help patients address the behavioral, psychological, and emotional aspects that have either caused or developed in response to an addiction. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we ensure that individual therapy is included in all of our patients’ care.

Group therapy: In addition to individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions are offered so that patients can obtain support and encouragement to one another. By working with others who have shared similar addiction-related struggles, patients can enhance their recovery processes. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, group therapy sessions are led by counselors who are experienced in providing this method of care in a safe and supportive environment.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers for OxyContin Abuse

OxyContin abuse is a serious problem that must be treated by professionals. This strong medication can create chaos in an individual’s life if he or she is not taking it responsibly and under the supervision of a professional. An individual’s physical and psychological wellbeing can be at risk, especially when OxyContin abuse turns into an addiction.

OxyContin abuse can damage the functioning of an individual’s immune system, causing him or her to suffer from numerous health problems. Other issues related to long-term OxyContin abuse include sexual issues, the development of mood disorders, respiratory distress, sleep problems, and issues with the central nervous system. Even when taken for a short period of time, OxyContin abuse can lead to constipation, nausea, slowed breathing, rash, swelling of the throat, and more. Lastly, and because a person can develop a tolerance to this medication, experiencing an overdose is possible and could turn fatal if medical care is not sought if it occurs. .

Luckily, however, there is effective treatment available. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, knowledgeable and devoted professionals are prepared to help you put your OxyContin addiction behind you so that you can begin living a life that is free from ongoing opioid abuse.