There are many ways you can help an OxyContin addict. Show support and encouragement. Stage interventions. Or, research treatment resources in your local area. More about what you can do to help a loved one here.
You can become addicted to OxyContin even after prescription use? How can you tell that you or someone you love is addicted to OxyContin? 15+ signs and symptoms of addiction to Oxy here.
OxyContin contains oxycodone, but includes a time-release mechanism so that the pain-killing effect lasts longer (meaning the drug does not have to be taken as often). But do oxycodone and OxyContin differ in other ways, also? We review here.
OxyContin withdrawal side effects include nausea, sleep disturbance, depression, and anxiety. More on what to expect during OxyContin withdrawal here.
When snort OxyContin, you increase the intensity, quickness, and duration of action of oxycodone on the system. What do you risk? And what are the side effects? More here.
Help for OxyContin addiction includes detox, psychotherapy, and continued support services. Where to start looking for Oxycontin addiction help here.
OxyContin abuse = any time OxyContin is cut, broken, chewed, crushed, or dissolved. More here.
Should you stop taking OxyContin cold turkey? Not really. OxyContin can cause severe discomfort if abruptly stopped. More here on how to properly stop using OxyContin.
Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms include joint/muscle aches, nausea, accelerated breathing, and sweating. More on why OxyContin symptoms occur and how you can treat them here.
Detox from OxyContin occurs in the first 7-10 days after last dose. Can you detox from OxyContin at home? We compare medically managed detox and outpatient detox here.