Our OxyContin abuse treatment plans are tailored to meet your specific needs so that you're able to realize a full rewarding life, free from chemical dependency. Serving Pennsylvania, White Deer Run Treatment Network is the leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adults.
Learn More About OxyContin Abuse Recovery at White Deer Run Treatment Network
OxyContin is a powerful prescription medication that is used in the treatment of symptoms associated with mild to severe pain. The active ingredient in OxyContin is oxycodone, a semi-synthetic opioid that alleviates pain while also creating feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and dizziness. These effects make oxycodone and, in turn, OxyContin, highly desirable among individuals who engage in recreational drug abuse.
In addition to recreational use, the abuse of OxyContin also often begins with the intentional misuse of the drug in an attempt to self-medicate pain. Regardless of the reasons that a person begins to abuse OxyContin, the drug’s addictive nature means that misuse can quickly lead to dependence. As a person continues to abuse the drug, or starts to experience withdrawal symptoms when not able to take the drug, both physical and psychological need for OxyContin can become all-consuming.
Because oxycodone is a powerful opioid, the intense compulsion to abuse OxyContin can prompt individuals to engage in dangerous behaviors simply to acquire the drug, such as stealing it, borrowing from someone to whom it has been prescribed, or deceiving doctors in order to receive multiple prescriptions. It is illegal in Pennsylvania to possess or use OxyContin except for legitimately prescribed medical purposes, so these illicit means of acquiring the drug put individuals in legal jeopardy.
At the addiction rehab centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network, we understand how OxyContin abuse can affect an individual, and we know how to treat the symptoms of OxyContin addiction as well as the underlying disorders or conditions that caused the addicted individual to first begin abusing the drug. White Deer Run offers a light in the darkness of OxyContin abuse and provides a path to a brighter, healthier, and much more promising tomorrow.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment for OxyContin Abuse
The impact of an OxyContin addiction does not stop with the person who is abusing this dangerous opioid. If someone that you care about has been abusing OxyContin, you may feel powerless to assist him or her. However, the steps described in this section can help you make a significant, positive impact on your loved one’s life.
First, you should familiarize yourself with OxyContin, oxycodone, and other prescription opioids. The more you understand about the ways OxyContin and other opioid-based medications affect the mind and body, the better prepared you will be to provide meaningful assistance to your loved one.
Next, talk to experts such as mental health providers, addiction counselors at nearby addiction rehab centers, and/or your family doctor. These individuals can confirm the veracity of the information that you have acquired, and may also be able to provide suggestions regarding potential treatment options for your loved one.
During your research, while you are working to get your loved one into a program, and after he or she has completed rehab, do not forget to be a constant positive presence in your loved one’s life. Show support whenever and wherever you can. Share the information that you have learned. Accompany him or her to doctors’ appointments or visits to treatment centers. Help make whatever arrangements are necessary to get him or her into treatment.
Most importantly, realize that your loved one is struggling with a condition that will require long-term effort to overcome. Addiction is a debilitating condition that robs individuals of their ability to control their own lives. There will be successes and setbacks on his or her road to lifelong recovery. Your active and informed presence can make a real and lasting difference.
Why Consider Rehab at the White Deer Run Treatment Network, in Pennsylvania
Individuals who abuse OxyContin are at risk for experiencing a wide range of negative outcomes, including vision problems, damage to the heart and other organs, respiratory distress, and impaired cognition. This physical and cognitive damage is likely to be associated with problems with reckless behaviors, poor decision making, and ineffective mood regulation. The result of this physical, mental, and social tumult can cause a person to descend deeper into substance abuse, while also possibly becoming depressed and dealing with similar self-esteem issues. Resultant outcomes can include poor performance in school or at work, diminished capacity for participating in healthy interpersonal relationships, job loss and unemployment, financial problems, and legal jeopardy. Without proper professional assistance from a reputable addiction rehab center, virtually all aspects of an individual’s existence can be damaged by continued OxyContin abuse.
Types of Treatment Offered for OxyContin Abuse at the White Deer Run Treatment Network
The White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania is a renowned and respected network of residential and outpatient centers for adults who are struggling with chemical dependency and certain co-occurring mental health conditions. With 16 rehab centers throughout the state of Pennsylvania, the White Deer Run Treatment Network is uniquely prepared to offer a full continuum of care to help individuals achieve and maintain long-term recovery.
Programs within the White Deer Run Treatment Network include detox, residential rehabilitation, outpatient programs (OP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), partial hospitalization programs (PHP), and halfway houses.
The goal of treatment at any White Deer Run center is not merely to alleviate symptoms, but to provide actionable solutions that empower individuals to identify, address, and ultimately overcome the obstacles that have been preventing them from living healthier, drug-free lives. When an adult enters rehab at a White Deer Run program, he or she can expect to receive clinically superior care that has been customized to meet his or her specific needs and that is provided by teams of experienced professionals in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Rehab at White Deer Run is a comprehensive experience in which participants are encouraged and empowered to play active roles in their own recovery. Depending upon an individual’s unique history, needs, strengths, and goals, the following are among the elements that may be incorporated into his or her treatment plan at programs within the White Deer Run Treatment Network:
Detoxification: Once a person has become dependent upon OxyContin, attempting to stop or significantly reduce his or her abuse of this drug without professional assistance can trigger the onset of distressing and potentially dangerous symptoms. At several rehab centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network, individuals who been incapable of ridding their bodies of OxyContin can complete medically monitored detox prior to starting a residential rehabilitation program. Detox at a White Deer Run center is a safe experience that features around-the-clock supervision by qualified medical personnel who can alleviate many of the painful symptoms of withdrawal. When the individual completes detox, which can last anywhere from three to seven days, he or she can seamlessly transition directly into residential rehab.
Individual therapy: Individuals who enroll in residential rehab, outpatient treatment, or a halfway house within the White Deer Run Treatment Network to be treated for opioid use disorder involving OxyContin have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy sessions with a therapist or counselor. Depending upon the program, individual therapy sessions may be held according to a regular schedule or arranged on an as-needed basis. While the frequency and duration of individual therapy sessions may vary from program to program, the purpose and function will remain the same. In individual therapy sessions, an individual can work one-on-one with a qualified professional to process successes, setbacks, and other treatment experiences, while also having the opportunity to address issues that he or she may be hesitant or unable to discuss during group or family therapy.
Group therapy: Group therapy is a fundamental aspect of treatment at all levels within the White Deer Run Treatment Network. Group therapy sessions, which typically involve a small number of individuals in treatment along with one or two experienced professionals, offer a range of immediate and long-term benefits to participants who are recovering from OxyContin abuse and addiction. During group therapy, individuals in treatment can learn from the insights and experiences of others who are working through similar problems and challenges. Group therapy also provides a forum for individuals in treatment to become more effective listeners, practice healthy interpersonal communication skills, and share their own knowledge and opinions. While the type and general topic of a group therapy session will have been established before the group begins, the specific content and direction of the group will be influenced by the contributions of participants, thus providing another means for individuals in treatment to play active roles in the course of their care.
Family therapy: Parents, spouses, siblings, and other family members can be significantly impacted by an individual’s OxyContin abuse, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. They can also play an essential role in their loved one’s treatment and ongoing recovery. However, the transition from caring about a loved one who is struggling with an addiction to supporting a family member in his or her efforts to maintain long-term recovery may require significant changes both in general family dynamics and in the specific behaviors of the individual family members. In recognition of these realities, the rehab centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network conduct family therapy sessions on both scheduled and as-needed bases. Among the many benefits of family therapy, these sessions provide a structured and supervised forum for addressing divisions among family members, strengthening the family unit, improving healthy communication, and helping family members learn how to provide valuable ongoing support to their loved one.
At each level of care within the White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania, participants work closely with therapists, counselors, and other professionals to prepare detailed discharge plans. The result of this intensive ongoing planning process is that when an individual has completed his or her time in treatment, he or she will have a thorough plan that identifies the professional referrals, community services, and other resources that will support his or her efforts to maintain and build upon the progress that was made in treatment.
Regardless of whether the next phase of an individual’s recovery will take place at home or in a follow-up or step-down treatment environment, the goal of the White Deer Run Treatment Network is to ensure that he or she is prepared to experience continued success along the path of long-term recovery.