OxyContin Addiction Treatment in Marietta, GA
Treating Opioid Addictions Throughout Georgia
Metro Atlanta Treatment is helping individuals during the opioid epidemic by offering comprehensive, specialized drug addiction treatment. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies sold opioid pain relievers while reassuring doctors that their drugs weren’t addictive. Countless people have overdosed since then, and in 2019 alone, 10.1 million people misused prescription opioids. The opioid epidemic takes nearly 130 lives every day—if you have an addiction to OxyContin, put yourself first and call our Marietta facility today for treatment. We’re happy to create a plan that can adjust to your needs.
Contact us online or by phone at (678) 379-3111 to learn about our various drug addiction programs, including our partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and night outpatient programs.
What is OxyContin?
Opioids are a class of drugs typically prescribed by medical professionals to treat pain, which is why they’re also referred to as painkillers. Opioids treat pain by acting on the opioid receptors on nerve cells in the brain and body to provide relief for pain related to surgeries, cancers, and other types of chronic conditions. They’re generally prescribed for short-term use, as long-term use can lead to abuse and addiction.
OxyContin is a popular brand of a potent painkiller known as oxycodone and has been prescribed in pill or controlled-release capsule form to treat moderate to severe pain. OxyContin is meant to dissolve into the bloodstream over a 12-hour period, but many who abuse the drug will crush and snort them to achieve a quicker and more powerful “high,” which can make users feel euphoric.
Besides the pleasant high users acquire from OxyContin, other side effects include:
- Constricted pupils
- Slowed breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
Unfortunately, OxyContin addiction greatly increases one’s risk of overdosing, which can lead to serious health conditions like respiratory failure or permanent brain damage. Seeking professional help for your addiction is your best chance of protecting your health and your future.
Signs of OxyContin Addiction
OxyContin addiction can develop quickly, but some may not realize they have a problem until it begins to ruin their lives. We’ve provided a list of signs of addiction to help you determine whether you or someone your care about is being affected—the sooner you recognize an addiction, the sooner you can seek help and begin your recovery.
Common signs of an OxyContin addiction include:
- Withdrawal symptoms: A person with an addiction will likely experience negative withdrawal symptoms if they go a period of time without abusing OxyContin. These symptoms can include everything from nausea and vomiting to high blood pressure, dilated pupils, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
- Doctor shopping: People who developed addictions to the OxyContin they’ve been prescribed may doctor shop, or visit various doctors to obtain more prescriptions for the drug. In most cases, doctors are unaware that the user has obtained prescriptions elsewhere.
- Risky behavior: Drug addiction can cause a person to engage in impulsive, risky behaviors. Some may attempt to steal or commit other crimes to obtain and use OxyContin, while others may get behind the wheel and cause car accidents while high.
- Strained relationships: OxyContin users may withdraw from their loved ones if they’re spending all their time getting high or are ashamed to admit they have a problem. Strained relationships can also occur when the user is caught stealing money or their loved ones’ prescriptions.
How Metro Atlanta Treatment Can Help
Like most opioids, OxyContin addiction can be extremely challenging to recover from, especially without professional treatment. Addiction impacts your brain chemistry and requires not just getting clean, but addressing your altered behaviors and coping mechanisms, too.
Metro Atlanta Treatment offers a range of outpatient treatment programs for those who have completed inpatient rehab or have obligations that prevent them from staying overnight at a facility. All of our programs, including our partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (PHP), and night outpatient treatment, incorporate therapies, wellness activities, adventure-based counseling, and more.
Our Marietta team has a drug addiction program for everyone. Learn how we can help you if you have an OxyContin addiction by calling us today at (678) 379-3111. We’re available 24/7 and can answer any of your questions or concerns.
The disease of addiction draws strength from isolation, so we believe we need to combat it with connectivity! Fostering healthy relationships is a crucial part of recovery that can come difficultly to someone fresh in recovery. At Metro Atlanta Treatment, we want to connect with you and help you to connect with others.
The process of recovery requires you to make a great deal of changes. This demands everyone involved enter this experience with the willingness to try something new. We leave fear and a biased attitude at the door, with an understanding that each individual is in need of something different to succeed.
Getting sober does not mean life becomes stale. We practice having enjoyment on your journey through recreation, discovery, and entertainment. We’ve found incorporating this fundamental piece into the therapeutic process is a breath of fresh and fun air to the recovering individual!
It has been said that knowledge is power. In your battle with the disease of addiction, having an understanding of what you’re experiencing gives you the potential to gain back some of the power you’ve been stripped of. We want to create awareness of the pitfalls, coping mechanisms, tools and resources you need to fight back with competency.