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Medically reviewed by Jennifer Strong, LMHC

Written by Tampa Bay Recovery staff
Updated on August 13, 2023


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Tampa Bay Recovery created an OxyContin rehab program that shows you how to face your addiction and overcome it. Our staff uses their years of experience to help you develop the power to stop using OxyContin and leave your addiction behind.

When you live with pain, it colors your whole world. Using prescription medications can provide much-needed relief, but sometimes that comes at a high cost. Whether you developed a problem abusing OxyContin because you needed pain relief or you used it recreationally and lost control, it’s important to get effective treatment. 

What is OxyContin?

OxyContin is the brand name for a drug called oxycodone hydrochloride available by prescription only. It is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain, usually resulting from post-surgical or chronic pain conditions. It is also used by people who do not have a prescription for it but take it in order to feel the euphoric highs associated with other opioid drugs like heroin. Regardless of why a person uses this drug, it can quickly turn into a full-blown addiction. When this happens, it becomes necessary to seek help from an OxyContin rehab.


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How Does OxyContin Rehab Work?

Going to OxyContin rehab begins with receiving a full diagnosis so that the right plan can be designed to meet each person’s needs. From there, a person begins detox and then moves to the next stage of treatment. Every level of care will include attending several different types of therapy designed to help people overcome addiction. These therapy modalities teach people to understand their emotions and behaviors as they relate to addiction and replace the negative ones with positive ones. As a result, they begin to make better choices that support their recovery.

When someone stops abusing substances, they typically experience some withdrawal symptoms. Rehab programs provide prescription medications that help ease these symptoms, making it easier to complete all the levels of treatment.

Signs and Symptoms of OxyContin Addiction

When someone becomes in need of going to OxyContin rehab, they begin exhibiting physical and behavioral signs and symptoms. These include:

  • Developing a tolerance for the drug and increasing how much they take
  • Trying to quit using the drug but being unable to do so
  • Feeling or acting sedated
  • Sleeping a lot
  • Lethargy
  • Constricted pupils
  • Dry mouth
  • Itching
  • Hallucinating
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Using OxyContin without having a prescription for it
  • Using the drug to get high
  • Impaired coordination
  • Cognitive difficulties

Long-Term Effects of OxyContin Addiction

Someone who abuses OxyContin for a long time can expect to develop any number of damaging long-term effects. Some are reversible once the individual begins treatment for their addiction, while others can cause long-term or lifelong problems. Some of the physical damage that can be done by long-term OxyContin abuse include: 

  • Organ damage
  • Vision problems
  • Disruption to the digestive system
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Dental damage
  • Sexual dysfunction

OxyContin addiction can also cause a person to be unable to perform their jobs or attend school, as well as cause financial problems. It can also drastically impact relationships with romantic partners, family members, and friends. Many people who abuse opioid drugs for long periods of time increase their risk of developing suicidal feelings.

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Tampa Bay Recovery Center is a premier leader in the provision of addiction treatment services. If you or someone you love is in need of professional care to address a substance use disorder, reach out to us right now at (813) 733-8774 to speak with an admissions specialist who can get you started on the road to recovery.

About Opioid Addiction + Abuse

OxyContin is classified as a Schedule II opioid, which means it has great potential to become addictive. When this happens, the disease is called a substance use disorder and, more specifically, an opioid use disorder. In fact, over 2.1 million Americans struggle with opioid use disorder. 

There is a fine line between abusing a drug and being addicted to it, but either situation requires a person to seek professional treatment. People who abuse or become addicted to OxyContin and try to quit on their own usually fail, in great part due to the difficulty of enduring the withdrawal symptoms for even a short period of time.

Finding OxyContin Rehab in St. Petersburg, FL

Someone living in the St. Petersburg area will usually want to find rehab close to them. Tampa Bay Recovery provides an oasis of treatment in a scenic part of the state that helps people face their addictions and conquer them. Because all of our programs are provided on an outpatient basis, this provides the convenience of traveling to our facility for treatment and going back to the person’s home at night.

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Our Rehab Programs in Tampa Bay

OxyContin rehab begins by going to a detox program that helps a person stay safe while beginning life without abusing this drug. Our detox program is done on an outpatient basis, which allows everyone to receive the detailed care they need during the day while returning to their homes at night. From there, the individual can transfer to one of our outpatient programs that continues the lessons that teach them to stay sober. We offer different levels of outpatient support that range from just a few therapy sessions per week to attending sessions for most of the day several times per week. Our outpatient choices include:

Find OxyContin Rehab in Tampa Today!

Tampa Bay Recovery offers help and hope for anyone lost in the world of OxyContin addiction. We created a specialized OxyContin rehab program that works on an outpatient basis. This allows people to attend therapy sessions at our modern facility while still living at home or in a sober living home. Our therapy team partners with each person and leads them through a series of therapy modalities that target addiction. Each person we treat learns the skills to stop abusing drugs and enjoy a lifetime of sobriety.

Are you ready to talk about overcoming your OxyContin addiction? Visit our admissions page now and get started on a whole new healthy life.

Our Philosophy

We believe that getting help for substance use disorders is about much more than just trying to get through another day of not drinking or using drugs. Our mission is to help people reclaim their lives by teaching them how to effectively deal with the stress, trauma, and anxiety that contribute to their addictions. 

Meet Our Team

Our staff has over 60 years of combined experience in treating behavioral health disorders. Our compassionate and empathetic approach has helped hundreds.