OxyContin Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz

OxyContin is a long-acting opioid medication typically prescribed to treat chronic pain. However, this painkiller carries the risk of abuse, dependence and addiction, even when taken as prescribed. If you believe you may be developing an addiction to OxyContin, taking a self-screening quiz can be the first step in getting the help you need.

This self-guided assessment is designed to help you evaluate the level of your OxyContin use. However, the quiz is not intended to replace a proper, clinical diagnosis of OxyContin addiction.

You can use the results of this assessment as a guide to help you:

Review your results with your doctor or contact The Recovery Village to speak with a representative about your OxyContin use disorder and learn about available treatment options.

If you’re concerned about a loved one’s prescription drug use, take the quiz: Is My Loved One Addicted To Prescription Drugs?

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This quiz is a self-guided assessment that has been created from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders which is the standard criteria for diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders. This assessment contains “yes” or “no” questions relative to your Oxycontin use during the last 12 months. Your answers are confidential.

Please answer “yes” or “no” based on your OxyContin use only. In the past 12 months, have you:

Used OxyContin in large doses or for longer than intended?
Experienced cravings so strong that you couldn’t think of anything except OxyContin?
Had problems fulfilling responsibilities at home, school or work?
Felt guilt or remorse about your OxyContin use?
Continued using OxyContin despite problems with loved ones?
Had family or friends express concern about your OxyContin use?
Found it difficult to stop using OxyContin?
Attempted to buy OxyContin from street dealers after your prescription ran dry?
Dealt with headaches, constipation or confusion after using OxyContin?
Experienced withdrawal symptoms associated with OxyContin, such as muscle aches, blurry vision or rapid heartbeat?
Stopped communicating with friends because of OxyContin use?
Engaged in dangerous or reckless behaviors after taking OxyContin?

Your assessment results are confidential. Please enter your information below to proceed to your results.

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Next Steps

If you’ve discovered that you may be struggling with an OxyContin addiction, help is available at The Recovery Village. Review the results with your doctor or contact us today to find an OxyContin addiction treatment program that can work well for your situation.

FAQs About OxyContin Addiction & Treatment

  • How much OxyContin is too much?

    The maximum amount of OxyContin that can be safely used varies significantly from person to person. It is affected by a variety of factors, including age, health, genetics and previous history of opioid use. OxyContin overdose can be fatal, so the drug should only be taken as prescribed.

  • How often can you take OxyContin?

    You should not take OxyContin more frequently than it has been prescribed. Normally, OxyContin doses are prescribed to be taken at least four to six hours apart.

  • What is a high dose of OxyContin?

    What is considered a high dose varies from person to person; even a low dose of OxyContin may have a strong effect in some patients. Typically, doctors avoid prescribing oral doses greater than 15 mg to patients who rarely take opioids.

  • How long does it take to get addicted to OxyContin?

    There is no set time frame for how long it takes OxyContin addiction to develop. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the risk of opioid addiction rises significantly after three to five days of use.

  • How can I stop my OxyContin addiction?

    OxyContin addiction can be very dangerous, but trying to recover from it can be difficult alone. Most people find that the most effective way to stop using opioids like OxyContin is to seek out professional addiction treatment through a licensed rehab facility.

  • Does The Recovery Village offer treatment programs for OxyContin addiction?

    The Recovery Village has rehab locations throughout the country, and each one offers evidence-based OxyContin addiction treatment and dual diagnosis care. Our experts have helped many patients to recover from OxyContin addiction and achieve lasting sobriety.

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