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Symptoms of OxyContin Addiction

Symptoms of OxyContin Addiction

Symptoms of OxyContin abuse will vary among users based upon their genetic makeup, length of addiction, and frequency of use. With OxyContin being a prescription drug, it’s typically clear to tell if a recreational user is abusing the drug, however it can be especially hard to detect an OxyContin addiction in those who have been prescribed the drug. Fortunately, there are certain indicators which can alert you of an OxyContin use problem in those who have been prescribed the drug. Some of the indicators includes:
  • Taking a higher OxyContin dosage than prescribed
  • Taking OxyContin more frequently than prescribed
  • Taking OxyContin for longer time periods than prescribed
  • Taking Oxycontin in ways of administration other than prescribed
If you suspect that you or a loved one are abusing OxyContin, whether it’s for medical purposes or recreationally, it is important to seek help. An OxyContin addiction can essentially ruin your life it is left untreated. It may be challenging to detect the presence of an OxyContin use problem in its beginning stages, but over time they will come full surface making it hard to turn a blind eye. No matter if it’s the beginning stages or late stages of your OxyContin use problem, getting help immediately will allay the development of a chronic addiction disorder.  

Common Signs and Symptoms of OxyContin Addiction

  Some signs and symptoms which indicate the presence of a OxyContin addiction includes:
  • Loss of control over OxyContin use
  • Developed tolerance for OxyContin
  • Secretive behavior
  • Physical dependence on OxyContin
  • Preoccupation
  • Social withdrawal
  • Neglecting responsibilities and commitments
  • Experiencing health complications in relation to drug use
  • Continued use of OxyContin despite negative effects on health, social, work, and home life
  • Experiencing intense cravings
  • Abrupt mood changes in relation to drug use
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when OxyContin use has been reduced or stopped
  • Using OxyContin for nonmedical purposes (recreational use)
  • Participating in illegal activities to obtain the drug
  • Unsuccessful attempts to quit using OxyContin
  • Combining OxyContin with other drugs such as alcohol
If you or a loved one have experienced multiple signs and symptoms similar to the one’s listed above, we strongly encourage you to seek help today. It’s never too early or too late to receive the help you need to overcome an OxyContin addiction.  

Help for Your OxyContin Addiction Is Available!

Fortunately, there are treatment options available for those who have become addicted to OxyContin, and for those who are beginning to abuse the drug. At Harbor Village we offer comprehensive treatment for individuals suffering from OxyContin addiction. Not only will we help you successfully stop using during your course of treatment, we will provide you with the support and education you need to maintain your sobriety for a lifetime. We implement the use of the most effective psychotherapeutic and pharmaceutical approaches to ensure you achieve a complete and successful recovery from addiction. Don’t wait until your life starts spiraling out of control to seek help, get started with recovering your life today. Call Harbor Village’s free and confidential 24/7 helpline now to get started on your successful path to a lifelong recovery.   [get-help]

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