Oxycontin Addiction

Are you or someone you love struggling with Oxy Contin addiction? If so, then you are not alone. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health,  reports that approximately 3 million persons aged 12 or older had used Oxy Contin non-medically at least once in their lifetime. Many of these people end up getting hooked on the drug, developing Oxy Contin addiction.

Oxy Contin addiction affects more people today than throughout history. Oxy Contin is a prescription painkiller that has been prescribed more and more to handle pain associated with injuries and chronic pain and illnesses such as cancer. But many who are prescribed the drug end up becoming addicted to Oxy Contin as the drug has a very high potential for abuse and severe withdrawal effects which include tiredness, nausea, muscle and joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, and depression.

 Oxy Contin contains oxycodone, the medication's active ingredient, in a timed-release tablet. Oxycodone products have been illicitly abused for the past 30 years.

Oxy Contin produces opiate-like effects and is sometimes used as a substitute for heroin. Many who are addicted to Oxy Contin use the drug by crushing the tablet and ingesting or snorting it. Most individuals who abuse this drug do so to gain euphoric effects, relieve pain, and to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Those who take the drug repeatedly can develop a tolerance or resistance to the drug's effects.

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