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April 24, 2024

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Overcoming Oxycontin addiction can be challenging without the proper support, care, and personalized treatment plan. At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we understand the complexities of addiction and offer compassionate, evidence-based, and holistic Oxycontin addiction treatment plans personalized to fit your specific needs and recovery goals to achieve a brighter future, free from the grips of Oxycontin. 

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What Is Oxycontin?

Oxycontin is a potent prescription opioid analgesic medication that contains oxycodone. It is commonly used to manage severe pain that cannot be effectively treated with other medications. Oxycontin works by attaching itself to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the body, reducing pain signals and producing feelings of euphoria and relaxation.

Unfortunately, due to its highly addictive potential, Oxycontin is also frequently abused for non-medical reasons. Individuals may crush the tablets and snort or inject them for a more rapid and intense high. This misuse can quickly lead to dependence and addiction similar to other opioids.

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Why Is Oxycontin so Addictive?

Oxycontin is highly addictive because of its impact on the brain’s reward system. The drug stimulates the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward. The surge in dopamine creates pleasurable and euphoric sensations, reinforcing the behavior to continue using Oxycontin.

Additionally, prolonged use of Oxycontin leads to tolerance, where higher doses are needed to achieve the desired effects. As individuals increase their dosage to maintain these effects, they become more susceptible to developing physical and psychological dependence that leads to addiction.

The withdrawal symptoms that occur when someone tries to stop or reduce their Oxycontin use also contribute to addiction. Since the withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, individuals continue to use Oxycontin to alleviate and avoid them. 

Signs and Symptoms of Oxycontin Addiction

Signs and symptoms of Oxycontin addiction vary from person to person and can include:

  • Increased or excessive use: Taking larger doses or using Oxycontin more frequently than prescribed.
  • Physical dependence: Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop using Oxycontin or lower the dosage.
  • Changes in behavior: Neglecting responsibilities, such as work, school, or personal relationships, as well as exhibiting secretive behavior and isolating oneself from friends and family.
  • Cravings and preoccupation: Persistent thoughts about obtaining and using Oxycontin, constantly seeking out ways to obtain the drug.
  • Mood changes: Frequent mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depression when not taking Oxycontin.
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities: Losing interest in hobbies or activities once loved in favor of drug use.
  • Financial difficulties: Spending a significant amount of money on acquiring Oxycontin by borrowing money or selling possessions to support the drug habit.
  • Physical changes: Noticeable weight loss, constricted pupils, drowsiness, and slurred speech while under the effects of the drug. 
  • Doctor shopping: Attempting to obtain multiple prescriptions for Oxycontin from different healthcare providers and pharmacies. 

Side Effects of Oxycontin

Like any opioid medication, Oxycontin can cause a range of side effects, such as: 

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Itchy Sensations
  • Skin Rashes
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Dry Mouth
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Agitation
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Seizures

How Does Oxycontin Addiction Treatment in Nashville Work?

Nashville Treatment Solutions offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to Oxycontin addiction treatment, with several levels of care based on each individual’s needs. Our treatment programs include:

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Our PHP level of care provides structured and intensive treatment during the day in a supportive environment while individuals return home or to a sober living residence at night.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Our IOP is a step down from our PHP treatment and offers more flexibility. Individuals attend therapy sessions and participate in various therapeutic activities several days a week. This allows them to maintain responsibilities outside treatment and reside at home or a sober living facility. 

Evening IOP: Our evening IOP offers the same therapy and activities as our daytime IOP, with the flexibility to work or take care of other commitments during the day and attend sessions in the evenings. 

Outpatient Program: For individuals with less severe addiction or those transitioning from higher levels of care, our outpatient program allows for ongoing support through regular individual and group counseling sessions while promoting independence as people continue to transition into everyday life.

What to Expect During Oxycontin Addiction Treatment

During Oxycontin addiction treatment at Nashville Treatment Solutions, individuals can expect a comprehensive and personalized approach to support their recovery journey. Upon admission, each individual undergoes a thorough assessment to determine the severity of their addiction, physical health status, mental health concerns, and any co-occurring conditions that may impact treatment. 

A customized treatment plan is developed based on the assessment results and tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual. Medically supervised detox is available to help ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of relapse. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may also used when appropriate to help with cravings and more intense withdrawal symptoms. 

All of our care levels include various therapies, including individual counseling, group counseling, addiction education, learning coping skills, and holistic therapies, such as yoga, music therapy, and meditation. 


Break Free from Addiction with Oxycontin Addiction Treatment in Nashville

You are not alone when you are ready to start Oxycontin addiction treatment. At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we will support you every step of your recovery journey. Our caring and compassionate team is ready to help you regain control of your life and break free from the grips of Oxycontin addiction. Contact us today to start your path to a brighter, drug-free future.