OxyContin Rehab at PVRC
As Vicodin is the brand name for hydrocodone, so is OxyContin for oxycodone, another powerful prescription opiate drug most often prescribed to address both short-term and chronic pain. Like vicodin, OxyContin (or “Oxy” for short) is highly addictive in nature, and is therefore easily abused, especially by those who have addictive tendencies. Oxy was in fact developed to provide a time-released alternative to vicodin, which is usually prescribed to be taken in multiple daily doses. The unfortunate consequence is that the Oxy addict who abuses the drug will often find ways to work around the time-released aspect, which makes Oxy abuse a more dangerous prospect.
Fortunately, OxyContin rehab is available for those who have developed an addiction to the drug, but it does require a commitment on the part of the OxyContin addict to want to get better. At PVRC, we work hard to foster this commitment within our clients to invest more heavily in their own recoveries than ever before. Upon entering a treatment program for OxyContin addiction, the OxyContin addict will be introduced to several successive stages of recovery, which if approached mindfully and with a deep sense of commitment, may very well last a lifetime.
Detox at OxyContin Rehab
Treatment at an OxyContin rehab begins with a period of detox and culminates in an aftercare program that we hope will last for the rest of the addict’s life. The human body is a strange and wondrous thing, even when we as its custodians treat it poorly. After suffering the abuse inflicted upon it by addiction, the body will develop a tolerance to the drug, which means it will similarly suffer when deprived of that same substance. An OxyContin addict, for instance, will experience painful symptoms and irritability as well as physical illness. Even though OxyContin is a prescription medication, it doesn’t mean the withdrawal symptoms will be any less severe than those from so-called illicit drugs.
The detox period for an OxyContin addict can begin within a few hours of his or her last use of the drug, and they can last for several days. Despite the occasional challenges addicts face during this initial phase of recovery, detox is not all bad. Especially not at a responsible OxyContin rehab like ours at PVRC. The truth is, the detox process is actually quite manageable, when approached mindfully, conducted in a safe, controlled, nurturing environment – like the one for which the PVRC facility has been specifically designed; and professionally-supervised by a responsible, experienced, compassionate staff. We promise you, or your loved one, will be kept safe and comfortable throughout your detox at PVRC – and that you’ll emerge better equipped, and readier than ever, to plunge more deeply into the rewarding work of recovery.
Getting Started at OxyContin Rehab
The first part of the treatment program for Oxy addicts consists of a series of evaluations, which will help our OxyContin Rehab counselors assess the level of care and treatment required for each individual case. We’ll then administer a physical to the addict and determine what damage, if any, has manifested as a result of OxyContin use/abuse and which now is in danger of affecting the long-term health of the afflicted individual. Our goal is to ensure that these conditions are properly diagnosed in order for us to lay out the best course of treatment possible. After being thoroughly evaluated, the OxyContin addict will now have the opportunity to participate in any number of private and group therapy sessions we offer at PVRC. With the FDA recently cracking down on prescription medication (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/25/business/fda-seeks-tighter-control-on-prescriptions-for-class-of-painkillers.html), the need for OxyContin rehab is greater than ever.
If you’d like more information on the programs available at PVRC’s OxyContin rehab, contact one of our admissions specialists today at 866-737-4962. We are ready to answer any questions you might have as you contemplate taking the first steps on your road to recovery.