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OxyContin addiction and addiction detoxification

Posted Oct 23 2008 6:33pm 1 Comment

What is OxyContin?

OxyContin is, in the United States, is a pain killer drug, a product of Purdue Pharmacy located in Stamford, Connecticut. OxyContin has given Purdue Pharmacy some problems it is prone to addiction and drug abuse and you can find more information at OxyContin abuse effects. According to the above website, addiction is unpredictable and may occur anytime.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in the year 2001 urged Purdue to take action regarding abuse of OxyContin, but Blumenthal noted that they little action being taken beyond "cosmetic and symbolic steps."

As a result, the company pleaded guilty to misleading the public about OxyContin's risk of addiction In May 2007, and its President, top lawyer, and former chief medical officer agreed to pay $634.5 million in fines for claiming the drug was less addictive and less subject to abuse than other pain medications.

Source: Wikipedia
You can also find more information about OxyContin and other prescription drugs from References for prescription medications including Physicians' Desktop Reference.

Drug addiction rehabilitation

Inpatient and out patient drug addiction rehabilitation: Advantages and disadvantages

The advantages of outpatient drug addiction rehabilitation is you can continue with your daily routine, which may be important if you have tasks that are essential to attend to, or you need to continue to work because you cannot get leave, don't want to compromise privacy, or just need the income. However, experiences seem to indicate that those undergoing outpatient drug addiction rehabilitation tend to have a higher rate of relapse.

Inpatient drug addiction rehabilitation natural cost more, is more inconvenient, disrupt your life. However its advantages are that normally the patient are monitored more closely, have a greater degree of interaction with helpers and those who have undergone inpatient drug addiction rehabilitation tend to have a lower rate of relapse.

If you or any of your loved ones is unfortunate to become addicted to prescription drugs, it is advisable to check addiction recovery where you get more information about various addiction recovery programs and its problems. If you or any of your loved ones are addicted to OxyContin, perhaps Oxycontin detox may be worth a look. That website also has information on inpatient and outpatient OxyContin treatment programs outpatient OxyContin addiction treatment and hopefully, that webs page will provide you the information you need as to whether an inpatient and outpatient OxyContin treatment program is more suitable for you or your loved ones who may unfortunately fell prey to OxyContin addiction.
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Good article but always also remember Oxy is an opiate and getting past your addiction is VERY hard. First you have to detox and stop using (best done with medical supervision), then you need to go into a treatment program to access what caused your addiction in the first place.

But you also must go into RECOVERY which means change your life and get past the bad people and places that support your use.


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