OxyContin Addiction Treatment for Women

OxyContin addiction treatment for womenOxyContin is prescribed for the treatment of severe pain. The primary ingredient in OxyContin is oxycodone which not only provides pain relief for extreme pain but also provides the patient with a sense of relaxation and euphoria. It is typically these pleasurable sensations that cause a person to cross the line between taking OxyContin as prescribed and abusing it.

Signs of OxyContin Abuse

To maintain the level of pain relief, relaxation and euphoria that the addict has come to rely on, a person either increases the frequency of using OxyContin or increases the amount used each time. In addition to this abusive behavior, a person who is addicted to OxyContin may also demonstrate the following:

  • A decrease in motivation
  • Irritable behavior
  • Irrational thoughts
  • Loss of energy
  • Increased sleepiness
  • Loss of appetite

The Drug Enforcement Administration reports that 1.9 million Americans have taken oxycodone for illicit use. Further, the Food and Drug Administration reports that OxyContin played a role in 464 deaths across the United States in just one year.

OxyContin Addiction Treatment for Women

The issues and situations that contribute to a woman’s OxyContin use or addiction are different than those for men. An OxyContin addiction treatment program for women must address these differences and provide a supportive environment in which a woman can heal. The following are the goals of any OxyContin addiction treatment:

  • Help an OxyContin user understand the negative impacts that drugs have on their lives
  • Support a person through exploring the behavioral, emotional, psychological and physical damage that drugs has caused
  • Provide a person with skills to avoid triggers, maintain sobriety and live a productive life

To achieve these goals, successful treatment programs use a variety of therapies, treatment strategies and resources to customize a program for each addict. Centers that provide support especially for women share the same goals as basic addiction treatment but also do the following:

  • Design programs that understand that the major underlying emotions that female addicts experience include low self-esteem, higher incidence of trauma and abuse and fear
  • Offer communal support among women to build and develop trust among recovering OxyContin users
  • Creative group therapies that promote role-playing and other techniques that focus on building constructive relationships

Get Help for OxyContin Addiction

Women may feel alone in their OxyContin addiction, but this does not need to be the case. We offer a toll-free helpline that can connect women to the best recovery resources. Our counselors are available to talk and answer questions 24 hours a day.  Let us help.