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Only an addict can describe the euphoria that comes from that first outlaw hit of OxyContin.
Only an addict can describe the sheer torture of trying to quit the narcotic painkiller known as "Hillbilly Heroin."
OxyContin is the most popular narcotic painkiller in North America, ringing up more than $1 billion in sales and filling nearly 6 million prescriptions in 2002. Introduced in 1995, it was heralded as a godsend for people who suffer from cancer, severe arthritis and other forms of chronic, extreme pain. OxyContin's success stems from a concentrated dose of oxycodone, a form of synthetic morphine.

Oxycontin Addiction
A slow-release mechanism in the pill provides 12 hours of soothing, numbing relief throughout the day, eliminating the need for multiple doses. But like all opiate-based drugs, OxyContin can be powerfully addictive because the body quickly builds up a tolerance to it. Heroin addicts soon gravitated to OxyContin, said Clifford Bernstein, medical director of the Waismann Institute, a Beverly Hills, Calif., drug treatment center where OxyContin now accounts for most admissions.
It's no coincidence that another nickname for OxyContin is "Killer." Nationwide, it's been linked to at least 400 deaths by overdose, and possibly hundreds more. Oxycodone is an opium derivative and is the active ingredient in Percodan® and Percocet®. Oxycodone binds to the pain receptors in the brain so that the sensation of pain is reduced.

Oxycontin Overdose
Oxycontin is used to relieve moderate to moderate-to-severe pain. It also is used to relieve postpartum, postoperative, and dental pain. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses. Oxycontin is an addictive substance if not used properly. Higher doses of the drug must be taken when a tolerance develops. Illicit users of the drug have risen drastically and steadily over the last few years. n case of oxycontin overdose, call your local poison control center. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services. Oxycontin can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or for a longer period than your doctor tells you to. If you have been taking oxycontin for more than a few weeks, do not stop taking oxycodone suddenly. Your doctor will decrease your dose gradually.

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We can help you find the best oxycontin rehab center in either Canada or the United States.



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