OxyContin is a highly addictive substance. Abuse occurs when patients take more than is needed for pain control, especially if they take it to get high. Patients who take their medication in a manner that grossly differs from a physician’s directions are probably abusing OxyContin. Withdrawal from Oxycontin is uncomfortable, and can potentially pose threats to a person’s health, it’s advised to be monitored in a supervised setting. Most people addicted to OxyContin need medication-assisted treatment. Even if individuals have been taking OxyContin legitimately for an extended period of time to manage pain, they should not stop taking the drug all at once. Instead, their dosages should be tapered down until medication is no longer needed.
The primary goal of OxyContin treatment is to first safely and comfortably taper down the individual. Like heroin, the process of detoxing from an addiction to Oxycontin can be very challenging. A comfortable detoxification from OxyContin usually takes three to seven days. Today medication is available to reduce the difficulties commonly associated with detoxification.
After detoxification, clients will be provided support services to reduce the chance of relapse. It is crucial for the client to understand the dynamics of addiction. At ONE80CENTER Center, our clinical staff provides a comprehensive, individualized program of treatment. Our small number of clients and beautiful facility make the treatment experience very comfortable. We help our clients stop their addiction to OxyContin and so much more. At our Center a client has access to great clinicians, psychiatrists, doctors, chefs, nutritionists, fitness experts, 12 Step meetings, spiritual counselors, massage therapists and the best services Los Angeles has to offer.