OxyContin Addiction

There’s a reason why OxyContin has become synonymous with America’s opioid crisis. It’s because OxyContin is the drug most responsible for the crisis’ creation. Marketed as a safer and less addictive alternative to other opioid pain pills such as Vicodin and Percocet, OxyContin became the most prescribed pain medication in the world. And while OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma surely considers this feat to be a commercial triumph, the drug’s astronomical success came at a cost to every man, woman and child in America. Indeed, not only did OxyContin create a legion of opioid addicts all across the nation, but the over-prescribed pain pill also ended up driving the rise of fatal opioid overdoses to nearly 50,000 in 2017.

Of course, OxyContin didn’t do it all by itself. Other prescription pain pills have also contributed to America’s opioid epidemic, including Vicodin (hydrocodone), Percocet (oxycodone) and Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin). Nevertheless, OxyContin (which is also oxycodone) was the country’s most prescribed and abused pain pill. The government’s subsequent crackdown on pain pill prescriptions caused more and more prescription pain pill addicts to turn to heroin. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says 80% of all heroin addicts got their start got with prescription opioids.

OxyContin may have kicked off the opioid epidemic. But we here at ALEF are determined to end it -- once and for all. Whether your OxyContin addiction began in a doctor’s office or on the streets, it can be beaten. Give ALEF a call to find out how.

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What is OxyContin?

OxyContin (oxycodone), like other prescription opioids, is a medication intended to treat moderate to severe acute or chronic pain. Unlike other prescription opioids though, OxyContin comes in both immediate release and timed-release forms. Owing to its widespread abuse, OxyContin is also now available in “tamper-proof” form.

Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin in 1996. After an intensive marketing campaign, the drug became a bona fide blockbuster. It also eventually became the most controversial prescription medicine in American history. Purdue is currently fending off civil lawsuits from a group of over 600 local municipalities, as well as attorneys general from nearly every state in the nation.

Like all prescribed opioids, OxyContin is highly addictive and not recommended for use by those prone to substance abuse. And like other prescription opioids, OxyContin is also considered a narcotic. Hence it’s subjected to stringent laws and restrictions both here and abroad.

ALEF and OxyContin

ALEF fully recognizes the toll OxyContin and other prescription opioids have taken on Americans and we’re fully committed to combating prescription opioid addiction. That’s why we provide evidence-based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) methods that take a whole body approach to opioid addiction treatment. It’s also why we field only the most practiced and qualified substance abuse counselors, therapists, physicians and clinicians to effect that treatment.

ALEF has been duly accredited, certified and/or registered with everyone from North Carolina’s State Opioid Treatment Authority to the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association. We’re also good standing members of both Addiction Professionals of North Carolina and NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, as well as our respective town’s Chambers of Commerce. Consequently, you can be assured to receive safe, effective and state of the art opioid addiction treatment.

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ALEF is fully committed to helping you beat your OxyContin addiction -- whether it began in a doctor's office or a pill mill.

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