You may need to be in an oxycontin rehab center but this does not mean that you are addicted to oxycontin. There is a difference between being dependent on a prescription drug and being addicted to it. The oxycontin rehab center that you attend should be able to differentiate between addiction and dependence. In fact, the oxycontin rehab center that you choose should put you through a medical and mental assessment on top of getting a medical history so that they can know how best to treat your oxycontin addiction.
Once you call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768, you will go through a comprehensive medical and mental assessment. We do this because we understand the unique struggles you are facing with your oxycontin addiction. We also offer a comprehensive assessment because this is the only way we will be able to know what type of treatment you need so that we can build an individualized treatment plan for you. It does not matter if you are addicted to or dependent on oxycontin, we are capable of helping you at The Watershed.
As we stated previously, the oxycontin rehab center you enroll in should be able to distinguish between a full blown addiction and a dependency to oxycontin. The question is, however, how will you know if the oxycontin rehab center will be able to distinguish between these two things? Whether you believe it or not, there is a difference between being addicted to oxycontin and having a dependency to it.
The simplest explanation we can give, and any effective oxycontin rehab center should tell you this, is that when you have been using oxycontin for a prolonged period of time, correctly, because of doctors orders for a legitimate medical reason, you are dependent on the drug. This is your body’s natural response to having a narcotic as strong as oxycontin in your system. It builds a tolerance to it and you need higher doses. Hence, your body is dependent on the oxycontin.
On the other hand, if you have been abusing this narcotic through using it to “get high” and not for medical reasons, or if you are crushing the pills to get a quicker high, you are addicted. This means that you will need more than detox in an oxycontin rehab center. Without further treatment, relapse is almost always unavoidable. Call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768 to seek help for your oxycontin dependency or addiction.
With a non-addiction to oxycontin, a medically controlled withdrawal/detox will usually be a sufficient course of action. In fact, unless you need constant mental support during withdrawal, if you are not addicted to oxycontin, you may not even need to enroll in an oxycontin rehab center.
This is not an effective course of action for a true oxycontin addiction. You may be wondering now “what help do I need from an oxycontin rehab center for my addiction?” Before we answer this question, we must tell you that an addiction to any opiate derived drug such as oxycontin will require medically controlled detox.
With that said, if you are actually addicted to this narcotic, you will need physiological and psychological treatments. This means that in any oxycontin rehab center you are considering, you will need to detox and then enter into mental treatments. To understand why this is so we will have to consider what an addiction is.
Addiction can be defined as the compulsion to repeatedly use a substance or engage in a behavior no matter what the mental, physical, or social consequences are. You have to be treated in every area of your oxycontin addiction in order to truly overcome. If you would like help from our oxycontin rehab center, call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768.
What you should be questioning now is what are mental treatments or, for that matter, what are effective mental treatments? You or your loved ones should be informed about what an oxycontin rehab center offers in terms of mental treatments before you actually enroll. Now, to answer your question, mental treatments or all other programs offered besides detoxification, refer to the treatments and/or programs you participate in to heal every other aspect of your addiction to oxycontin.
An oxycontin rehab center promising to offer effective treatments should be able to treat mental health issues and/or mood disorders, offer family treatments and encourage family involvement, and should offer a variety of individual and group therapies. All of these things are needed in an oxycontin rehab center if you want to overcome your addiction permanently.
One thing that is extremely important, to the point of mentioning it twice in this discussion, is that any oxycontin rehab center you enroll in should offer a medically controlled detox, otherwise known as a medical detoxification or withdrawal. Oxycontin is an opiate derived drug much like methadone or morphine.
It is such a powerful drug that it cannot be just stopped. It must be reduced slowly so as to avoid serious, sometimes dangerous, withdrawal symptoms. You need to be under the care of a physician or someone that is professionally certified to handle opiate withdrawal. These professionals are the only ones that can reduce your oxycontin dosage safely while ensuring that you are not experiencing dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
For additional information on the oxycontin rehab center programs at The Watershed, please visit http://thewatershed.com. For immediate assistance call The Watershed anytime at 1-800-861-1768.