Oxycontin Addiction Rehab

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Iowa OxyContin Rehabs

Successful Oxycontin drug rehabAs is true with most drugs, OxyContin abuse will take the user on a dwindling spiral and will continue downward until action is taken. Now is the time to take action before it is too late. Quality of life for the user and for those around him will continue to decline. Past failed attempts to overcome addiction only further depresses the individual so it should come as no surprise that fear of losing control further could stop the individual from reaching out and allowing others to help. In the state of Iowa, there is an increased need for workable drug rehabilitation programs.

DEA Facts

The DEA1 (United States Drug Enforcement Administration) reports that Treatment professionals in Iowa continue to report widespread addiction to OxyContin. Officials from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners report that hydrocodone products continue to be the most prevalent pharmaceutical drugs of abuse in Iowa. Iowa treatment professionals report that their new clients are primarily addicted to OxyContin, Percocet, and hydrocodone products. Law enforcement in eastern Iowa report that the most commonly diverted pharmaceutical drugs include Vicodin ES, Lortab, Hycondan, Demerol, Dilaudid, Percodan, Nubaine, and Prozac.

Pharmaceutical Diversion: Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products such as Vicodin® continues to be a problem in Iowa. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to multiple doctors to obtain prescriptions for controlled pharmaceuticals), forged prescriptions, employee theft, and Internet purchases. OxyContin®, benzodiazepines, and codeine were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Iowa.

Published Reports

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety posted on the website a warning entitled, Oxycontin where they state, "OxyContin Abuse is becoming a wide spread problem in America. OxyContin is a leading treatment for chronic pain, but officials fear it may succeed crack cocaine on the street. The DEA says it is only a matter of time before every community in the country is confronted with the problem of OxyContin abuse. No prescription drug in the last 20 years has been so widely abused after its release, federal officials say. Rather than ingesting the pill as indicated, people who abuse OxyContin use other methods of administering the drug. To avoid the controlled-release, they chew, snort, or inject the medication to get an instant and intense "high". Improper prescribing practices by unscrupulous physicians are a way of diverting pharmaceuticals, according to law enforcement sources survey by the NDIC. The abuse of OxyContin, as with the abuse of most prescription drugs, creates a cycle of health care fraud. For example, a corrupt physician writes a patient a prescription for OxyContin for a nonexistent injury. The physician bills the insurance company for that, and subsequent visits. The patient uses a portion of the OxyContin and sells the rest for a substantial profit. The Huntington Drug and Violent Crime Task Force reports "There are too many doctors supplementing their income by writing improper prescriptions."2

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety's Newsletter, Crime Prevention News, included in April of 2002, an article on OxyContin where they state, "Law enforcement sources have reported an increase in the diversion of OxyContin and
other medications containing oxycodone. This increase in illegal use has been especially apparent on the East Coast. The increase in the abuse of OxyContin has lead to an increased number of pharmacy robberies and health care fraud incidents."
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Oxycontin's Damage to Society

Need for drug rehab center The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA*) at Columbia University shows in a recent report that state governments spend, on average, over 15 percent of their entire budgets on substance abuse and addiction and its consequences. Unfortunately, for every dollar states spend on this problem, 94 cents goes to handle the consequences in public programs such as health care, criminal justice, education, child welfare and mental health -- and only about 2 pennies go to prevention, treatment and research programs to reduce this burden. This upside-down public policy wastes billions in taxpayer dollars at a time when resources are scarce. The state of Iowa is no exception. It quickly becomes self-evident there is a real need for a successful drug addiction treatment.

Choosing a Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program

People should know what the goal should be of a drug rehab center? Clean and sober for 30 days? While that might be a good short-term goal, many treatment centers and 12 step programs still leave the drug addict fighting a continuing battle with addiction. "Once an addict always an addict"; or it's a mental disorder they can do nothing about. When choosing a drug rehab center for yourself or a loved one from Iowa, it is important to become educated on the different types of drug rehabs and what their end result will be.

Should an Oxycontin drug abuser attend a treatment program close to home?

Decision to enter drug rehabAddiction is not just drug and alcohol use, it revolves around people and things in their immediate environment which help to trigger that addictive behavior. The abuser's location and routines of drug use further trigger drug use. It is the constant and seemingly unstoppable use of drugs and the hopelessness of day to day existence which perpetuates the problem and inhibits the native desire to stop ruining their life through the use of self medicating.

The above factor should not be over looked when considering a drug rehab treatment center location. The first two weeks of treatment are always the most difficult. There many factors at work which make this so. In addition to what has been covered above, a more basic factor is this - people are creatures of habit. Even overwhelmingly positive and beneficial changes in life, such as the birth of a child or a new job do not guarantee the individual will have no thoughts of missing past negative activities such as drug or alcohol use, their drug buddies and other associated activities. Factually this is the normal reactive auto response of most human beings - to do what they are familiar with - good or bad. It is not really that they yearn for these things, but it is all that they have known for some time. If the abuser is close to home when the overwhelming feelings manifest themselves, there is a good chance they will leave and get back to what they know, drug addiction. Due to these factors, attending a drug rehab close to home is seldom the correct treatment option for chronic drug abusers. It is extremely therapeutic to be distanced from their former association with the medicine cabinet, bars, the cigar box where their staff was stored, etc. All these triggers make the task of sobriety seem insurmountable to the chronic user as these triggers continuously stimulate a reminder of their past addictive behaviors.

For individuals with a severe drug or alcohol addiction problem, choosing a long-term inpatient treatment program is another key to a successful outcome.

For individuals with a severe drug or alcohol addiction problem, choosing a long-term inpatient treatment program is another key to a successful outcome. By providing a new, safe trigger free environment, distanced from past negative associations and surroundings for an extended period of time, the chance for success increases dramatically.

Our
drug rehab treatment program provides people with positive circumstances to increase their chances for a successful recovery. The vast majority of students entering our program, around (80%), are from out of state or from other countries.

Healing Addicted Lives

Call now and request a copy of Healing Addicted Lives written by Gary W. Smith, Director of Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Center.
Call anytime to speak with one of our counselors about our program. We will take the time to answer your questions whether it be for yourself or a loved one. It is possible to replace the loss and pain of alcohol or drug addiction with a productive, enjoyable life. Call now (877) 340-3602.

1United States Drug Enforcement Administration website
2Iowa Department of Public Safety Posted Warning

3The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety's Newsletter
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