Oxycodone Addiction in Canada

Drug Rehab Services is a no cost referral agency in Canada for drug and alcohol dependency. We have helped thousands of persons getting the proper help in the following detox window.

noun, Biochemistry. the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily extractable substances. A period of medical treatment, usually including counseling, during which a person is helped to overcome physical and psychological dependence on alcohol or drugs services:

  • Oxycodone detox
  • NA meetings
  • Residential treatment for Oxycodone
  • Oxycodone outpatient rehabs
  • Oxycodone intervention

What is Oxycodone Addiction?

Oxycodone is a drug that is prescribed a lot in Canada, especially in the province of Ontario. The fact that in 2003 alone, there were 2.8 million prescriptions, most of them happening in Ontario, means that a lot of people have an oxycodone addiction and this addiction can be a big problem for any individual. OxyContin is the major brand of oxycodone sold in Canada.

And just to show how many people are affected by oxcycodone addiction, in Ontario, there were more than 100 people who died that had oxycodone in their body at the time of death in 2003 alone. That statistics is ten times what it was ten years ago. In Toronto, a opioid addiction treatment center noticed that they were admitting a lot more people for OxyContin addiction. They said that the rate of OxyContin dependent patient they had went from around 4% to over 55%. So the problem of oxycodone addiction is escalating in Toronto.

Over in Newfoundland and Labrador, they are spending millions of dollars every year to treat OxyContin addicts and help them get over it. This is a significant problem in all of Canada and OxyContin addiction is a very big problem.

Oxycodone is essentially a pain killer that can bring about a big psychological and physical addiction. While it doesn’t bring about mood swings like other drugs, it does give the person a sense of euphoria though. That is why recreational use of OxyContin is a problem in Canada. Oxycodone addiction can bring about lightheaded, nausea, and impotence where males are concerned. Also, too much oxycodone can bring about respiratory problems, low blood pressure, and sometimes can even be fatal.

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