OxyContin or “Oxy” is the trade name for the drug oxycodone hydrochloride, which is a Schedule II controlled substance. OxyContin is usually prescribed by doctors for people who are struggling with chronic pain as the extended release form of the drug provides around the clock pain relief. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, it’s estimated that 1.6 million Americans have used opiate narcotics such as OxyContin for a non-medical purpose.
OxyContin is an agonist opiate, meaning that it has an increase of painkilling effects as more and more of the drug is used. Essentially, the more you take, the better you feel, which is why OxyContin is such a revolutionary painkiller. When oxycodone enters the body, it stimulates certain opioid receptors of the brain and central nervous system. The oxycodone binds to these receptors leading to pain relief, slowed respiration, and euphoria.
While most individuals who are prescribed Oxy do not become psychologically dependent upon the narcotic, a certain subset of individuals do come to rely on the pleasurable feelings OxyContin provides. Like all opiates, OxyContin can be particularly addictive given the right set of circumstances. Many who abuse Oxy do so by disabling the time-release mechanism by chewing, snorting, or injecting OxyContin directly so that the user is able to achieve a more intense high. Frequent and chronic abuse of OxyContin can create tolerance to the effects of the drug, meaning that higher doses must be taken in order to create the same high.
As OxyContin is a respiratory depressant and many individuals who abuse it also use other respiratory depressants such as alcohol or benzodiazepines to augment the high, the risk for accidental overdose is quite alarming. The long-term effects of addiction to OxyContin are far-reaching and can impact every part of an individual’s life. You’ve been struggling with this monkey on your back for so long; it’s time to put it down and let the compassionate staff at Mount Regis help you find your way back to sobriety.
Why You Should Consider Inpatient Treatment for OxyContin Addiction
Mount Regis Center is an intimate addiction rehab center located in a historic restored Virginia estate that really allows our staff to get to know you well. We see you as more than an addiction or mental illness; we know that you’re a person who has needs. We focus on treating all of your needs as we treat your mind, body, and spirit.
Many of the staff at Mount Regis Center have experienced addiction in their lives which gives them the insight you need to feel comfortable sharing your story. We’ll be there for you when you need us.
When you come to us, you’ll undergo a complete medical and psychiatric examination to determine the level of dependence upon opiates as well as whether or not you’re struggling with co-occurring mental disorders. We’ll work alongside you to tailor your treatment plan for your stay with us based upon the information we learn.
It may not always be fun or comfortable to undergo inpatient rehab for Oxy addiction, but with a little time, patience, and an open mind, we can help you help yourself. We can already picture you in a brighter, sober future. Recovery is a one day – sometimes one second – at a time journey and we’ll be alongside you every step of the way.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Mount Regis Center is a small addiction rehab center located in Salem, Virginia that focuses upon the specific needs of each individual who comes to us. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We’ll guide you through the recovery process as you learn more appropriate coping skills and ways to manage your sobriety.
We want to get to know the real you, have you count on us for support, and work with us to help you find your path in life. The future is a beautiful place. Mount Regis is here to help you see yours.
Treatment Options for Oxy Addiction at Mount Regis
From the moment you enter our intimate rehab for Oxy addiction you’ll know that you’re in a place like no other. We spend a great deal of time getting to know you and working alongside you to develop a treatment plan that really works. We’ve found that the best treatment for addiction is a combination of medically-supervised detox, medication management, and a wide variety of therapeutic interventions that are based upon the 12-step model for recovery and abstinence.
If it has been determined that you require medical detox from OxyContin or other drugs in your system, you will first enter our detox program. We will focus upon humanely detoxing you from all substances in your system. When you are stabilized, we will then help you transition into our 12-step addiction recovery program.
Medications may be used at the beginning of your stay with us to help alleviate some of the uncomfortable symptoms of detox and manage your symptoms. As we believe medication should only be used on a maintenance basis, you can rest assured that you will not leave our program addicted to a different drug. In addition to medication management, we also offer a variety of therapeutic approaches for your continued recovery.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses upon correcting misperceptions in the way you view the world and challenging these misperceptions to allow you to better see the world as it is. This, in turn, should change your behavior to become more constructive.
Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) is a form of therapy we use that allows for action-driven and comprehensive ways of resolving behavioral and emotional challenges in your life. These resolutions should allow you to seek and achieve the future you desire for yourself.
Group therapy is a common form of therapy at Mount Regis Center as we firmly maintain that the best form of therapy comes from the interactions with others struggling with similar problems. You’ll focus on relapse prevention, anger management, addiction, and co-occurring disorders in group therapy.
As no one is an island, we seek to include family and loved ones in your recovery journey. Three times a week, we allow family and friends to visit and see how much progress you’ve made. There will be time for you to discuss important family dynamics, teach your loved ones about addiction and recovery, as well as allowing your loved ones to voice the ways in which your Oxy addiction has affected them.
In addition to these traditional therapeutic modalities, we offer experiential treatments that are aimed at treating the body as a whole. These include:
- A.A. and N.A.
- Nutrition and wellness counseling
- Art programming
- Recreational programming
- Spiritual therapy
Continuing Care – What Happens Next?
When you and your treatment team have decided that it’s time for you to move onto your next phase of treatment, you will work together to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan. Some individuals opt to join one of our other programs – our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or Partial Hospitalization Program. Others decide to continue their recovery on an outpatient basis. In this case, we’ll work to connect you with local providers and community resources to allow for your continued recovery.