Wilmington Treatment Center helps adults struggling with Oxycontin addiction find long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington is the premier rehab for Oxycontin addiction treatment.
Learn More About Oxycontin Abuse Recovery at Wilmington Treatment Center
OxyContin is a prescription drug that is used to relieve pain. Belonging to the opioid family of drugs, which includes other substances such as morphine, fentanyl, Dilaudid, and even heroin, OxyContin is relatively safe when used as prescribed but can be dangerous when abused. When a person abuses OxyContin, he or she will often experience feelings of pleasure and relaxation, encouraging him or her to return to the drug over and over again. If OxyContin abuse continues unabated, a person may eventually develop OxyContin use disorder, which can harm nearly all areas of a person’s life.
Fortunately, Wilmington Treatment Center has helped individuals with OxyContin use disorders and other substance use disorders for over 30 years. Located in beautiful coastal Wilmington, North Carolina, our friendly, caring staff is committed to helping each person in our care find freedom from OxyContin abuse and live the life that he or she deserves.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment For Oxycontin Abuse
One of the painful effects of OxyContin abuse is the effect that it can have on a person’s loved ones; namely, you. While you may feel trapped watching your loved one struggle with OxyContin abuse, consider the following steps you might take to help him or her:
- Learn all you can about treatment options. Your loved one will most likely not overcome his or her OxyContin abuse on his or her own. Therefore, it is important to begin searching for allies. Use the internet, talk to friends and treatment providers, and make phone calls to find a few treatment centers that may be a good fit for your loved one.
- Research OxyContin and the signs and symptoms of OxyContin abuse. By learning to recognize the signs and symptoms of intoxication and overdose, you can begin to prepare options for how to handle these situations and can develop a better understanding of what your loved one is going through.
- When the time is right, have a conversation (or, likely, multiple conversations) with your loved one about his or her OxyContin abuse. Let your loved one know you are aware of his or her struggle with OxyContin and that you want to help. Try your best to remain open and nonjudgmental, and work to ensure these conversations do not turn into arguments. Remember that your loved one’s recovery journey might not occur at the same pace you may be hoping for.
- Once your loved one is ready to enter treatment, present your list of treatment centers to him or her and discuss available options. Also, help your loved one with logistical issues such as setting up appointments with treatment center staff. Make yourself available to accompany your loved one to those appointments should he or she wish.
- Finally, do not forget to take care of yourself. Lean on the support of family and friends, and do not forget self-care basics like getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and exercising regularly.
Why Consider Rehab for Oxycontin Abuse at Wilmington Treatment Center
If left untreated, OxyContin abuse has been linked with a number of adverse effects. Digestive problems, visual problems, skin lesions from injection, and an increased risk of contracting infections like HIV and hepatitis C are all distinct possibilities. Poor performance at work can lead to job loss and financial struggles, and continued OxyContin abuse can strain relationships to the breaking point, leaving a person socially isolated. Opioid abuse has also been linked to sexual dysfunction. Attempting to secure a supply of OxyContin may cause a person to break the law, leading to legal trouble and possible jail time. Finally, as with almost all substances of abuse, a person is always at risk of a possibly-fatal overdose. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced substance abuse treatment staff, it is possible to avoid these negative effects altogether by seeking prompt, effective treatment.
Types of Treatment Offered at Wilmington Treatment Center for Oxycontin Abuse
Situated along the Atlantic coast in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wilmington Treatment Center is where men and women come to receive the restorative care that they need to live healthier, joyful, and more productive lives free from the constraints of addiction. Since 1984, Wilmington has been able to help thousands of individuals win the war against substance abuse and chemical dependency, and we believe that we can help you or your loved one achieve the same goal.
Our 139-bed center is licensed as a hospital and employs a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping patients as they navigate the road to recovery. The programming at our rehab employs the most advanced and effective treatment protocols, and we have structured our treatment so that patients can receive a full spectrum of services under one roof. In choosing our center to recover from an addiction to OxyContin, the following types of treatment are among those available to you so that you can learn to make the changes needed to achieve your each one of your recovery goals:
Inpatient detoxification: Long-term abuse of certain substances such as OxyContin can cause a person’s body to become dependent on them. When this is the case, detox services become an important step in the recovery process. Our inpatient detoxification is medically monitored and allows patients to have their bodies cleared of their substances of abuse so that they are able to effectively participate in our rehabilitation programming.
Individual therapy: Wilmington patients are assigned a primary counselor upon admission to our center, and will be able to meet with this staff member as requested by the patient or as recommended by our team. At our treatment center, we believe that those looking to defeat an addiction to OxyContin can greatly benefit from one-on-one time with a counselor, as these meetings can be a time to process feelings and emotions, set present and future goals, and talk through any experienced had while in our care.
Group therapy: Those who are battling an addiction to OxyContin often suffer through their addiction alone. At Wilmington Treatment Center, however, patients are part of a community that is united in the front against substance abuse and addiction. Group therapy sessions, where men and women truly feel that sense of community, are integral to the care we offer at our center. The following group therapy opportunities, which are offered daily in the mornings and afternoons, are but a few examples of those we make available to our patients:
- Chronic pain group
- Understanding relapse group
- Process group
- Community meetings
- 12-Step groups
- Men’s group
- Discharge planning group
- Women’s group
- Life Stages Groups, which cover specific topics centered around the needs of young adults, middle adults, and those chosen by the patients themselves
Recreational Therapy Program: Living a sober life, free from the grips of an OxyContin addiction, means much more than just abstaining from substance abuse. For many individuals working on their recovery, sobriety also means discovering new leisure activities and enjoying them in a manner that does not involve the use of OxyContin or other substances. In order to expose our patients to substance-free fun, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Recreational Therapy Program that allows patients to participate activities and hobbies that help men and women hold true to their treatment goals.
Recreation time: At Wilmington, participation in psychical, social, recreational, cultural, and health maintenance activities is an important part of our patient’s day-to-day life at our center. Monday through Friday, we designate 90 minutes of recreation time, during which patients can take part in the following:
- Big Book Study
- Air hockey
- Arts and crafts
- Bocce ball
- Art therapy
- Board games
- Coloring pages
- Working on your Step 1
- Recovery Bible study
- Run/walk fitness trail
- Ping pong
- Foundations training
- Therapy outings
Family therapy: If it is deemed necessary for a patient’s care, family members, loved ones, and our patients can have scheduled family sessions with our licensed marriage and family therapist. Recognizing that an addiction to OxyContin has the ability to affect those closest to our patients, these sessions can be used as a time to repair the damage addiction has caused and can be the setting in which bonds can be reestablished in a healthy and constructive manner.
Family Program: In an effort to provide education and support to the family members and loved ones in our patients’ lives, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Family Program. Offered each Saturday and Sunday, this program allows individuals in our patients’ primary support networks to come together to share their stories, learn about resources available to them, and receive the care they need to help the person they care about successfully recover from an addiction to OxyContin. Wilmington also offers a more intensive Family Program that covers the same material and offers the same level of support, though that programming is offered on the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each month.
Operation Recovery: A unique treatment track offered at our center, Operation Recovery is a specialized treatment option designed to meet the specific addiction treatment needs of military service members and first responders. This track utilizes the Seeking Safety Model for treating trauma, and includes a variety of treatment methods, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Group sessions with active duty and/or retired military personnel
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy through Wilmington’s Combat-Related PTSD Program
- Coordination of care between medical and clinical staff
- Introduction to the 12-Steps and Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings with military staff from local bases
- Monthly presentations led by Military One Source and the local Veterans Association
- Family involvement
- Command involvement (when consent is granted)
During the treatment planning process, the above methods of care can be added to a patient’s personalized treatment plan. Our staff works closely with those who choose to heal and recover at Wilmington to determine the types of the treatment will be best suited to meet patients’ individual needs. Should a patient’s needs change, his or her treatment plan can also be revised in order to help the person as he or she works towards achieving new goals.
Following completion of our inpatient rehabilitation program, patients can then step down to our partial hospitalization level of care, and then intensive outpatient treatment so that they can continue to work towards living the recovered and sober lives they deserve to be living.
If you or your loved one would like to learn more about Wilmington Treatment Center’s transformative treatment and how we can help you or a perso to you care about leave an addiction to OxyContin in the past, please contact our rehab to gather more information. Our staff is happy to speak with you, and can help you determine if our center is the perfect place to have your or your loved one’s addiction treatment needs met.
“Wilmington is an amazing place to receive treatment and go through recovery from this deadly disease of addiction. Honestly, I would probably still be addicted to pills if I'd done anything differently.”
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