OxyContin is a synthetic opioid. The prescription for OxyContin is normally given to help manage or relieve the symptoms of pain due to an injury or a surgery. Unfortunately, OxyContin is currently being abused at epidemic proportions around the country. Due to the intensity of its narcotic effects, OxyContin dependence can easily occur with prolonged use. Symptoms of abuse include slurred speech, impaired coordination, inattention to personal hygiene, and extremely small pupils. In addition, individuals who abuse OxyContin also tend to have mood swings, a loss of interest in their favorite activities and an increase in financial problems. They may also experience periods of drowsiness, constipation and stomach pain. Withdrawal from OxyContin can last up to a week and may include nausea, diarrhea, fever, and elevated heart rate.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to OxyContin, New Dimensions can help.
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New Dimensions can help you reclaim your life. Our 12-step based programs are designed to help you develop the skills you need to create lasting sobriety. We can help you work through the baggage that addictions create so that you can live a meaningful authentic life. To learn more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.
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