Oxycontin rehabilitation in Connecticut
Looking at a Connecticut Oxycontin rehab for a loved one or for yourself can
be a frustrating experience. What type of Oxycontin rehab treatment is the best? How long should the Oxycontin treatment be? Should the Oxycontin detox or rehab be out-patient or residential rehabilitation treatment?
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OxyContin is the brand name of a time-release analgesic chemical called ‘oxycodone’. OxyContin, which is produced by Purdue Pharma pharmaceutical company , is prescribed as a pain med. Instances of abuse of this drug have increased in recent years.
Street terms for OxyContin: Hillbilly heroin, Oxy, Oxycotton.
Because it is a legal drug, OxyContin is available across the country for medical purposes.
Word of mouth has allowed users to devise illicit usage techniques.
Pharmacy robberies, health care fraud, and international trafficking constitute illicit distribution ability. Long-term usage lead to physical dependence. A large dosage can cause severe respiratory depression that can lead to death. Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps, and involuntary leg movements.
Diverted pharmaceuticals are highly abused in Connecticut. The DEA Hartford, CT RO indicates that OxyContin, Vicodin, oxycodone, Hydocodone, methadone, Ritalin, Xanax and Diazepam are among the most abused diverted pharmaceutical drugs. The diversion and abuse of prescription opiates such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet are increasing rapidly. Diverted pharmaceuticals typically are obtained through common diversion techniques including prescription fraud, improper prescribing practices, “doctor shopping” (visiting multiple doctors to obtain prescriptions), and pharmacy theft. Local independent dealers and abusers are the primary retail-level distributors of diverted pharmaceuticals in Connecticut.
Oxycodone is an opioid agonist, and as such is a variation on an old theme starting with the simple consumption or smoking of the alkaloid-bearing parts of Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy, first cultivated circa 3400 BC in lower Mesopotamia. Ancient Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and Egyptians discovered that smoking the extract derived from the seedpods yielded a pleasurable, peaceful sense throughout the body. The Sumerians named the poppy plant “Hul Gil” or “joy plant”. Production and use spread rapidly to the rest of the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula, eventually reaching India and China.
Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from the alkaloid thebaine, unlike the majority of early opium-derived substances which instead used the morphine or codeine alkaloids also found in the plant. Oxycodone was originally synthesized in a German laboratory in 1916, a few years after the German pharmaceutical company Bayer had stopped the mass production of heroin because of addiction and abuse by both patients and physicians. It was hoped that a thebaine-derived substance would keep the analgesic effects of morphine and heroin with less of the euphoric effect which led to addiction and over-use. To certain extent this was achieved, as oxycodone does not “hit” the central nervous system with the same instantaneous punch as heroin or morphine do and it does not last as long. The subjective experience of a “high” was still reported for oxycodone, nonetheless, and it made its way into medical usage in small increments in most Western nations until the introduction of the OxyContin preparation radically boosted oxycodone use.