At CuraWest we have carefully developed an effective and comprehensive program of Oxycontin detoxification, geared towards providing men and women of all ages and walks of life with safe and pain-free withdrawal. We are a private, home-style detox center, and we prioritize the comfort and well-being of each individual client above everything else. We understand how physically and psychologically devastating Oxycontin addiction can be when left untreated. Our team of highly experienced and deeply compassionate professionals works tirelessly to ensure that all personal needs and requirements are being adequately met.
Oxycontin is the brand name for a prescription medication that contains the drug oxycodone. Oxycodone is a primary ingredient in numerous prescription painkillers, and it is very effective in treating moderate to severe pain when taken as prescribed. In many instances, Oxycontin is prescribed to be taken in conjunction with non-narcotic pain relievers like ibuprofen or aspirin. In most cases medical professionals will not prescribe this potent medication as a long-term solution for chronic pain, but rather, as a short-term solution for acute pain (such as pain that occurs as the result of a significant surgery or a severe accident).
Oxycontin is one of the most frequently abused prescription medications. The American Journal of Psychiatry published a study titled, “Prescription OxyContin Abuse Among Patients Entering Addiction Treatment.” The study took an in-depth look at 157 treatment programs throughout the US in 2007, finding that roughly 5 percent of all patients were admitted exclusively for Oxycontin abuse or addiction. Of these patients, 86 reported using the drug to “get high,” and 78 percent of patients had previously been admitted to treatment. Since then, the rates of Oxycontin abuse and addiction have continued to climb.