OxyContin Withdrawal Symptoms

by How To Get Off Drugs Staff on July 2, 2011

OxyContin Withdrawal Symptoms

The powerful prescription pain reliever, OxyContin has become a hot new street drug that has resulted in more than 120 deaths nationwide. It will give you a high much like HIGH GRADE heroin but with worse consequences. 5mg of OxyContin has as much active ingredient (oxycodone) as one percocet. So chewing/snorting a 40mg OxyContin is like taking 8 percocets at once or a 80mg OxyContin is like taking 16 percocets all at once.

OxyContin, approved by the FDA in 1995, an opium derivative, which is the same active ingredient in Percodan and Percocet. OxyContin is intended for use by terminal cancer patients and chronic pain sufferers. Oxycontin addiction is a physical dependence that is unavoidable when an individual is exposed to high doses of the drug for a extended period of time. The body then adapts and develops a tolerance for Oxycontin. The addiction is so powerful that it produces cravings. These cravings for Oxycontin are the result. of its impact on the individual’s memory with feelings of pleasantness and euphoria which the individual has come to associate, with the taking of Oxycontin. The subconscious memory then motivates the individual to seek this drug because of its false imprint of Oxycontin.

OxyContin withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to: perpetually being tired, diarrhea, hot/cold sweats, insomnia, heart palpitations, watery eyes, joints and muscles in constant pain, vomiting, nausea, uncontrollable coughing, and excessive yawning

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