OxyContin is the brand name of oxycodone, which is a narcotic pain reliever. While OxyContin may be prescribed for legitimate purposes, such as relieving pain after a surgery, many people begin to abuse the drug and develop a physical dependence on it. Quite often, this is because the individual seeks the feeling of euphoria achieved from taking the drug.
To learn about the warning signs of OxyContin addiction, watch this video. This substance abuse expert explains the three main warning signs, including feeling as though you require the drug to carry out your daily activities.
Pasadena-area residents who are concerned that they may have a substance abuse problem are encouraged to seek help at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital. You can reach us at (888) 348-2165 with any questions you might have.