Common Misconception With Oxycontin Addicts

Common Misconception With Oxycontin Addicts

Most people get started with Oxycontin, or other prescription pain killers, not knowing the severe side effects and how highly addictive they are. However, those that intentionally seek out Oxycontin to get high do so because they believe that it is safer than street drugs, like heroin.

That misconception is what has led hundreds of thousands of people to have an Oxycontin addiction. Oxycontin has severe withdrawal symptoms like; sleeplessness, nausea, vomiting, body aches, head aches and flu like symptoms. Withdrawals from this drug can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

The only safe way to come off this powerful pain killer is to enroll in a drug and alcohol rehab. In addition to the powerful cravings one can have towards Oxycontin, an effective rehab will help the person figure out why they started abusing drugs in the first place.

Doctor Gets 20 Years After Illegally Dispensing Oxycontin

Perry Reese III was convicted on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) act after investigators caught him distributing large amounts of Oxycontin.

Reese, 51, owned an urgent care center in Sampson County, North Carolina. In 2002 a former client of Reese’s contacted the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and explained that Reese had allowed the man to purchase Oxycontin from him. At one point, under Reese’s watch the patient was taking 30-35 Oxycontin pills a day.

During the course of the investigation, officials were able to purchase Oxycontin from Reese on four different occasions. Reese never provided an examination and asked for no medical records. All in all, Reese illegaly sold 174.165 grams of Oxycontin, the legal equivalent of 1,166 kilograms of marijuana.

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