Narconon Graduate Speaks Out About His OxyContin Addiction
After being sober for one year, a Narconon Arrowhead graduate reflects on his devastating addiction to OxyContin and his life changing decision to receive treatment through Narconon Arrowhead.
Canadian, Oklahoma (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011
OxyContin, a prescription opiod medication used for severe pain, has quickly become one of the most widely abused street drugs. Every year, OxyContin addiction, comparable to a heroin addiction, spreads further and further into the communities around the United States.
In the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, it was found that the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, like OxyContin, rose 12 percent since 2008. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, OxyContin abuse and addiction costs Americans over $484 billion each year.
Every year, more and more people are becoming trapped in OxyContin addiction. Trey, a graduate of the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehab program speaks out about his devastating addiction to OxyContin and how Narconon helped him regain control of his life.
“I was never really one to experiment with hard drugs,” said Trey. “I always told myself “ËœI will never do heroin or I will never try cocaine’. When I first tried OxyContin, I did not realize the potential dangers and addictive nature of the drug. I just assumed that because it was prescribed by a medical professional that it really could not be “Ëœthat bad’.”
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Purdue Pharma, the pharmaceutical company which created and marketed OxyContin, as a result of the ensuing addiction experienced by nearly all users. Many have become addicted to the drug after being prescribed it for an injury or illness. There are also many others, like Trey, who become addicted to the drug after experimenting with it just a few times.
“I developed an uncontrollable urge to use OxyContin,” explains Trey. “The pill gave me a euphoric feeling and a sense that all my problems had disappeared. Unfortunately, the problems were still there after the pill wore off, only now, they were worse. I would feel sick because of the withdrawals from OxyContin, and the pills were expensive, so all my money went to feeding my addiction.”
The misuse and abuse of OxyContin is quickly becoming a significant public health concern, but one drug rehabilitation center may have the answer to this increase in OxyContin addiction.
“After losing my friends, family, school, job, essentially everything important to me, to this unquenchable OxyContin addiction, I realized that if I didn’t find sobriety I would never amount to anything. I would die in my addiction,” says Trey. “I tried getting sober, but I could not do it on my own. After hitting rock bottom for a couple years, I finally was directed to Narconon Arrowhead.”
Narconon Arrowhead is one of the largest drug rehabilitation centers in the world and achieves a 70% success rate for permanent recovery from addiction. The program has helped thousands of addicts and has been delivering successful rehabilitation since the 1960s. The center is currently working to raise awareness about the dangers of OxyContin addiction through drug education and helping those already addicted through rehabilitation.
“I did not think I could gain so much from a drug rehab. The Narconon program gave me a definite solution for my OxyContin addiction,” said Trey. “They did not give me other medications to get off drugs. Narconon got me off the drugs and gave me the necessary tools to stay off the drugs, forever.”
For more information on how Narconon can help you or someone you know who is struggling with an OxyContin addiction or any other drug addiction contact Narconon Arrowhead today at 800-468-6933 or log onto http://www.stopaddiction.com
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