Oxycontin Addiction Treatment

Oxycontin TreatmentSince Oxycontin is classified as an opiate, it is potentially addictive. Addiction to oxycontin can happen to anyone, regardless of culture, age, and gender. But when it strikes at women, it acquires a more aggressive character.

On the average, women are physically weaker than men, and treatment for women requires unique considerations and plans. Therefore, when a woman becomes addicted to oxycontin, she needs oxycontin addiction treatment specifically designed for women. It is for her good and her family will benefit as well.

When a woman is seeking oxy addiction treatment, it is good to remember that it is not a moral failure to be addicted, but instead a chronic condition that resulted in adverse changes in her brain which make quitting very difficult without outside assistance.

“One trait of addictive families is that we never recognize our own addictions.” – Lorna Luft

The Dangerous Effects of Oxycontin

Oxycontin is one form of oxycodone, a semi-synthetic opioid copied from thebaine, which is found in the poppy plant.

This substance clings to the opioid receptors in your brain and prevents the release of gamma-Aminobutyric acid or GABA.

GABA is the element that controls the release of dopamine. Therefore, preventing its release is just like shutting off the dopamine valve. When this happens, you won’t feel pleasure and reward-related sensations. This will induce you to use additional oxycontin to generate those feelings.

This drug was originally prescribed by doctors because it was believed to be resistant to abuse. But it turned out that all you need to do to be addicted to it is to crush it. To counteract this tendency, its formulation has been changed. However, a considerable portion of the public is already addicted to this substance.

Its danger lies in the fact that it is second only to heroin in terms of its addictive nature, and it is more addictive than cocaine. Some medical experts even believe it is so deceptively addicted making it unsafe to be sold to the general public, to whom it is now being prescribed and sold.

Other dangers of oxycontin addiction include:

  • Adverse effects on the central nervous system
  • Drug overdose
  • Breathing difficulties leading to the failure of the pulmonary system
  • Cardiac arrest

Oxycontin Addiction Treatment for Women

At Her House, you will be given the option to choose the oxycontin treatment for women that especially suits your condition and your needs.

Whatever treatment you may decide to choose, there are general rehab procedures that will be provided. They include:

  • Medical and psychological evaluation – Before you can be treated for oxycontin addiction, the center will first examine your physical condition and the extent of your addiction. From their assessment, our medical and mental health provider will draw up a program tailored just for you.
  • Detoxification – After your evaluation, you will be asked to undergo a medically supervised detox to take out all the traces of oxycontin on your system. While being detoxified, you may experience flu-like symptoms.  While withdrawal symptoms are rarely dangerous, they will make you feel very uncomfortable, that is why you need it to be medically supervised, and not just do it on your own.
  • Therapy – Her House will then provide the therapy that will help you get out of your oxycontin addiction. There are two types of therapy that this facility offers.  They are: In-patient therapy – where you are admitted to our facility and receive therapy from our staff Out-patient therapy – where our staff will perform the therapy in your own home. These therapies can also be performed in two different settings: individual or group therapy. The kind of therapies you will receive will depend on your condition and your medical and psychological evaluations.
“Beneath all of these addictions is this disease, this control disease which is the mark of our society.” – Keith Miller

To ensure that you will not fall into relapse, Her House can also provide follow-up therapy after you have completed your rehab program.


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