OxyContin Abuse Treatment

A Leading Killer of Americans

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. A primary driver of this spike in overdose fatalities is a drug called OxyContin. OxyContin is the most popular brand-name form of the drug oxycodone. OxyContin is used to treat extended periods of moderate to severe pain and has an extremely high potential for diversion and abuse. It has consistently been one of the leading causes of escalation of opioid addiction in the United States. OxyContin’s effects mirror those of heroin, which is why users commonly graduate to heroin after their supply of pills runs out. RU Encore offers comprehensive, effective music-based treatment for OxyContin abuse. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options.

Effects of OxyContin Abuse

Effects of OxyContin Abuse

Where It Can Lead

OxyContin abuse can very easily lead to addiction and seriously erode a sufferer’s overall health and quality of life. While it’s true that users often become addicted from recreational use, it’s also true that many users, specifically older adults, wind up unwittingly falling victim to dependency. Some of the more common effects of OxyContin abuse, or even long-term use include but are not limited to:

  • Drowsiness
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Acute Sensitivity to Pain (Hyperalgesia)

One of the tragic ironies of OxyContin abuse is that it renders users even more sensitive to chronic pain than when they first started taking the pills.