Support Groups For OxyContin Addiction
OxyContin is a drug that is commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. OxyContin is the extended-release form of Oxycodone. OxyContin is an opiate, and like all other opiates, is habit-forming. OxyContin decreases and eventually stops the production of endorphins in the brain. An OxyContin high makes the user feel relaxed, resulting in the sensation of pain relief, and causes the user to experience a state of euphoria. The human body can quickly build up a tolerance to OxyContin causing the need for higher doses to relieve pain and to keep the user from experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms. At this time, OxyContin treatment help is in order.
Overcoming OxyContin addiction is a difficult process that begins with detox. Once an addict completes detox, treatment at a residential rehab program offers the best chance of successful recovery. Recovery from OxyContin addiction is a lifelong struggle and relapse can happen. Support groups are one of the best resources for recovering addicts regardless of how far along they are in the recovery process.
Support groups offer a unique form of positive reinforcement in that the groups consist of past addicts, recovering addicts, and some who are currently still trying to take the first steps toward overcoming addiction. Such groups meet regularly so that recovering addicts can attend and share their own story and learn from other addicts’ experiences. This system acts an additional a layer of accountability to a group of people outside of an addict’s family and friends.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a support group specifically for OxyContin and other opiate addicts. Family members of recovering OxyContin addicts are able and encouraged to attend NA meetings in order to learn the best ways to aid in the successful recovery of their loved one.
One of the greatest benefits to a recovering OxyContin addict in a support group is acquiring a sponsor. A sponsor is a former addict who has been involved in the particular support group for a substantial amount of time. Part of a sponsor’s job is to help newcomers to the group become acclimated with how the group functions, and to make them feel as comfortable as possible in what is probably a new and different setting. (Watch this OxyContin video.)
A recovering OxyContin addict can interact with his or her sponsor on a more personal level than being amongst a large group of people. Sponsors are vitally important in the time periods between meetings of support groups. If a recovering addict fears they are at risk of relapsing, his or her sponsor is just a phone call away. It helps that sponsors have already gone through a great deal of the experiences that newcomers to support groups have yet to face. Sponsors can offer sound advice that could be the difference between a recovering addict relapsing and staying sober.
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