OxyContin is an opioid that can be legally prescribed by doctors in the United States. A powerful painkiller, this substance can be highly useful in instances of moderate to severe pain and has helped countless individuals during the healing process. But due to the fact that OxyContin contains highly addictive properties, it is only recommended for short-term use because of the risk that some may become dependent upon it.
When used in accordance with the prescribing physician’s orders, OxyContin is a safe remedy for pain. But some find it an incredibly alluring substance of abuse, and when taken outside of recommended guidelines, the substance can produce a tranquil, euphoric high. As such, OxyContin abuse accounts for a large portion of the number of individuals who have become addicted to prescription painkillers nationwide. And as the rates of opioid-related overdoses and deaths continue to climb, new solutions are needed to help fight this dangerous addiction.
Fortunately, at Acadiana Addiction Center, we offer specialty programming for individuals who have become dependent on prescription opioids like OxyContin. This programming option provides multifaceted, personalized care which includes a supervised detoxification, or detox, that allows one to rid his or her mind and body of OxyContin prior to accessing other forms of care.
Benefits of Detox
If you are new to the recovery community, you may wonder how a program that includes detox services can augment other supports found in treatment. The following list outlines just a few of the many ways that detox services can assist one in building a strong, sober foundation that can be so critical in the early days of recovery:
- Further detriments to one’s physical and mental health can be eradicated.
- Mental health professionals are on-hand to provide the emotional and psychological support that can prove to be immensely beneficial for individuals in detox.
- As OxyContin and other toxic substances are removed from an individual’s system, he or she can achieve the clarity of mind necessary for progressing into the therapeutic aspects of treatment.
- Medical professionals are available to monitor each individual’s progress, ensuring his or her safety and comfort.
- The temptation to continue using OxyContin will be eliminated as detox occurs in a secure, substance-free environment.
- The risk of overdose is eliminated.
Making the choice to enter treatment is an incredibly brave step, but for men and women who wish to truly overcome a dependence on OxyContin, detox services can provide the peace of mind that one can cleanse one’s mind and body of harmful substances without suffering the pain of withdrawal.
Sadly, individuals who attempt to withdraw from OxyContin without professional help may be unsuccessful in their attempts at sobriety. This is due to the fact that when an OxyContin-dependent person abruptly ceases his or her use of the opioid, a series of painful and upsetting symptoms of withdrawal will soon set in. These symptoms can be almost immediately quelled by ingesting OxyContin once more, and even those who truly want to overcome their addictive behaviors will often find themselves using again.
Over time, multiple failed attempts at withdrawal will take their toll on the mind and body, and will serve to further ingrain one’s OxyContin dependence. Without interrupting this dangerous cycle with professional treatment, an OxyContin addiction can have fatal consequences.
At Acadiana Addiction Center, Louisiana’s leading detox center for OxyContin abuse, our professional staff is equipped with the experience, compassion, and expertise to help all who choose to heal with us overcome their addictions. As part of our comprehensive care program, engaging in our detox service can help kick start your recovery journey, allowing you to rid your body of harmful substances under the watchful eye of medical professionals who are skilled in the needs of those struggling with substance abuse.
During detox, and throughout the duration of treatment, you will have access to the therapeutic interventions that can help you overcome addictive behaviors, and allow you to begin to heal the hurt and damages that your substance abuse has caused to your own wellbeing as well as important relationships in your life. As you build strength, the staff at our treatment center will encourage you to engage in a variety of treatment modalities that will help you address your challenges, and build upon your own unique strengths.
If you or someone you care about is struggling in the grips of an addiction to OxyContin, know that you are not alone, and that help is available. The staff at Acadiana can answer any questions you may have about our treatment programming, including our comprehensive detox support. Feel free to reach out to us at your earliest convenience, and together, we can work towards reclaiming the healthy, drug-free life you deserve.