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As one of the leading pain killers available today, is it really any wonder that Oxycontin treatment is also becoming common. We are, of course, talking about the narcotic, prescription pain killer Oxycontin. This is a drug prescribed most commonly to cancer patients who are terminal and individuals suffering from chronic pain. This drug is also stated as being the most widely abused since it was released and no other prescription drug can compare to the abuse rate of Oxycontin. Hence, as stated above, is it really any wonder that Oxycontin treatment is becoming very common.

The Watershed understands the epidemic that follows this narcotic and we offer one of the best Oxycontin treatment programs available. It does not matter if you became addicted from a prescription or from obtaining Oxycontin illegally because we will not judge you. We view you as a unique individual facing a very serious disease that needs support and help. All you need to do is call us, The Watershed, at 1-800-861-1768 to begin your rehabilitation process.

Treatment Means Understanding Oxycontin

During your Oxycontin treatment, you will begin to understand the dynamics of this narcotic and the reasons why you may have become addicted if you were using the drug properly or even if you were abusing the drug. Oxycontin, as stated above, is a strong narcotic pain killer used to treat the terminally ill and those of you suffering with chronic pain. As with any narcotic, Oxycontin has a high risk of being addictive because of how the drug affects your body. Similar to that of morphine and heroin, Oxycontin works by working with your opioid receptors, which are found in your brain, spinal cord, and muscle tissues, to alleviate pain. Essentially, this narcotic triggers your pleasure centers and your brain thinks your body is being rewarded in some way. You may feel “high,” relaxed, calm, or euphoria. However, just as with other narcotics, even if you are using Oxycontin properly, you can build a tolerance to it after prolonged use. This means you will need higher doses to feel what you felt originally.

At The Watershed, during your Oxycontin treatment we want you to understand exactly how your body became addicted to the narcotic. This means you will need to learn about your mental and physical reaction to Oxycontin.

Oxycontin Treatment Is More Than Prescriptions

Your Oxycontin treatment can mean more than recovering from a prescription addiction because this drug is highly abused illegally. Not only will people obtain the drug illegally, but people, who may be you, actually misuse their prescriptions. This could be through cutting, crushing or snorting so that you get the full dose at once. Oxycontin, when used properly, is designed as a time release formula and only meant to be taken twice a day. At this point, it does not matter if you are feeding your addiction or think you need more to get rid of your pain, you may be using it other than how it was intended and are constantly needing higher doses.

Something that cannot be emphasized enough is that once you realize you have an addiction, you will need Oxycontin treatment. When the addiction set in, the way your body functions changed and you need professional help to get things back to normal. If you want to recover with a very professional high level of care, please call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768.

Rehabilitation Shows How Oxycontin Kills

During your rehabilitation process you will be faced with the reality of your Oxycontin addiction. This means during your Oxycontin treatment you will see just how deadly your addiction is. At The Watershed, your treatment will consist of process, relapse prevention, working with a recovery coach, and many other group and individual meetings (therapies). Essentially, what your Oxycontin treatment will show you, at least in the beginning, is that your addiction was leading to your death. If you were abusing this narcotic, you were at risk for an overdose. Overdosing on Oxycontin can lead to respiratory depression, unconsciousness, vomiting, coma, cold clammy skin, etc. An Oxycontin overdose can be fatal and this is why you need to seek Oxycontin treatment today.

We do not want to scare you at The Watershed, we only want you to see the dire situation you are currently in and offer you the help you deserve. You should not view your treatment as a punishment but rather as a way to heal in privacy.

Detox Is Unavoidable In Oxycontin Treatment

You must know by now that detox is an unavoidable part of your Oxycontin treatment. Without going through detox, you cannot begin to reach for sobriety. Even if this is an essential part of your rehabilitation process, it might also be one of the most intimidating parts. However, you cannot proceed into your full healing if your body is still physically dependent on Oxycontin. You have to convince your body that it no longer needs the drug to function through detox. You have to remove all remaining toxins of the narcotic from your body to reach lasting sobriety.

For additional information on the Oxycontin treatment programs at The Watershed, please visit For immediate assistance call The Watershed anytime at 1-800-861-1768.

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