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Oxycontin Detox & Treatment in California

If you are here, it is very likely that you are looking for help because someone you know or care about seems to use Oxycontin more then what is necessary. What started as a normal use of Oxycontin develops a problem. They perhaps began Oxycontin following a sport injury, physical overwork or an unfortunate accident. Their hurt and the pain is too much to continue their daily activities. They get a prescription for Oxycontin and thus begins addiction. Once their injury is healed, they feel the need to continue Oxycontin intake. This is generally the way Oxycontin addiction begins. There are some more rare cases where Oxycontin was taken simply for its ''high value'', very similar to Heroin addicts.

Oxycontin in California especially, has done a fair amount of damage. From Hollywood superstars to stay at home mothers, Oxycontin addiction has really spiraled out of control. Although it is not the only opioid-containing painkiller, OxyContin is the biggest selling. The company that produces it, Purdue Pharma, generated $3.1 billion in revenue in 2010. About 15,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2008 alone - among high-profile deaths involving opioid use was actor Heath Ledger, who had oxycodone in his system at the time of his death.

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If your not sure what Oxycontin is; journalist Katherine Eban wrote that the United States had become a nation of pill poppers, specifically opioids such as OxyContin. "Their chemical composition is such that the U.S. is just a few carbon molecules from being a nation of heroin addicts."

Another issue with California is simply the size of its cities and the quantity of doctors, pharmacists and medical employee's that can provide addicts with Oxycontin. It is quite easy to go doctor shopping with a fake prescription and go to various doctors rapidly and stock up on Oxycontin pills. Just to give you an idea of the Oxycontin problem in Calfiornia, type Oxycontin and California on any popular search engine, and the first few pages will be filled with links related to addiction stories and Oxycontin detox and rehab centers in California for the Oxycontin epidemic.

The question you might ask yourself here is: What should I do if someone I know suffers from Oxycontin abuse? Where can I get some help related to painkillers? How does Oxycontin detox and rehab work in California? The first action is to call us at addicted.org where we will discuss the situation with you and help you find the best Oxycontin detox and rehab treatment program.

There are many facilities and treatments for oxycodone addiction in California. We know of 545 outpatient oxycodone treatments in California. We also know of 375 long-term in-house treatments and 214 short-term residential treatments that can help with oxycodone addiction in California. Residential treatments are often thought to be best since it takes the person out of the environment in which they were abusing oxycodone.

There is a serious problem with oxycodone in California. Most of the oxycodone found in California is under the name OxyContin. And the problem is very present. It can be observed through various statistics. The most alarming statistics are those observed in the emergency rooms. In 2007 and 2008, there was an average of 100 emergency rooms visits related to oxycodone abuse. There was also an average of 50 deaths reported for that same time period. These statistics were only for people between the age of 46 and 55 years old.

There has also been a problem with certain doctors who over-prescribe oxycodone to patients. In a report, it was seen that the majority of prescription claims for oxycodone submitted to the California Worker’s Compensation Institute came from just 3% of doctors. And it was seen that there has been a jump of 414% in claims for oxycodone prescription from 2005 to 2009. And the payment for oxycodone went from 3.8% to 24% of the total drug cost. And one of the biggest problems with these prescriptions is that it has been seen that often the dosage prescribed is way too much. It is sometimes equivalent or more than is seen in addiction and overdose cases. This is very, very alarming.

Help can be found for OxyContin in California. There are some OxyContin detox programs and rehab treatments in California. One can also find an attorney helping you with OxyContin troubles. Do not hesitate to use our services in order to find the right option for you.

Source: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/

California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Here is a list that will help you find treatment services for Oxycontin Abuse in California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Oxycontin Treatments in California