Drug Rehab Services Helps Ontario OxyContin Abusers
on: July 3, 2009, 6:43 am
Author: Drug Rehab Service
Quebec – OxyContin abuse is a very serious problem that
does impact the residents of Ontario. Drug
Rehab Services receives many calls from families looking for
help who have a loved one slowly dying form an OxyContin addiction.
“OxyContin has many other brand names,” comments Marcel,
owner of Drug Rehab Services, “it is also
know as Supeudol, Enodcet, Oxycocet, and the slang term ‘hillbilly
heroin’.” OxyContin or Oxycodone has caused many overdoses
and deaths in the province of Ontario. In 1990, the Chief Medical
Examiner of Ontario, Dr. Barry Mclellan, asked forensic scientists
to go back and review the death files of people who died from
drug overdoses for the past five years in Ontario. The findings
were quite shocking, between 1999 and 2003, there was a four to
five fold increase in deaths where Oxycodone was detected in the
a brief timeline; in 2000 the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
reported a %400 increase in Oxycodone related deaths. In 2001,
Oxycodone abuse was highly publicized all throughout North America.
In 2003, 101 people died in Ontario with Oxycodone found in their
blood stream. This was ten times more than one decade ago. 2004;
the FDA strengthened warnings about Oxycodone and its many products,
this was also followed by warnings issued by Perdu Pharma, the
company that was marketing OxyContin.
In 2005, a story reported on CTV about a young Ontario man named
Kyle Blythe, whose doctor prescribed him OxyContin for tendonitis
in his wrist. One hundred thousand dollars later, OxyContin destroyed
his life, and took away his wife and home. Kyle then entered a
legal methadone maintenance program to help get off of the OxyContin.
Rehab Service has compiled a database of over 4000 different resources,
and this includes resources for people looking for help in Ontario.
If you are requiring help for an OxyContin addiction in Ontario,
call the counsellors at Drug Rehab Services at, 1-877-254-3348,
or visit their website at, http://drug-rehab.ca/