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Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

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Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating oxycodone addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since oxycodone addiction can affect every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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Information on Oxycodone

Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller and one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. Most people with an addiction to this drug start by taking a prescribed amount, but as they develop a tolerance, they require a higher dose to experience the same high. The transition from regular use to abuse to addiction is a fast and dangerous one.

Since oxycodone is powerful and offers much-needed relief to those struggling with terminal or painful conditions, it can be hard to stay in control.

Oxycodone Effects

Taking more than the prescribed amount of oxycodone or using it longer than recommended by a doctor constitutes drug abuse. Some people chew the pills or crush them to inject or snort them. People abuse oxycodone to experience its euphoric effects since they’re similar to heroin.

Effects of oxycodone use include: 

  • Reduced anxiety
  • Happiness
  • Relaxation
  • Confidence
  • Calmness
  • Drowsiness
  • Euphoria
  • Dizziness

Since prescription painkiller use is normalized, it can be challenging to identify and address oxycodone abuse. Since most people who abuse this substance start with a legitimate prescription, it may be hard to tell the difference between an acceptable dose and misuse. One of the initial signs of oxycodone abuse is when a person runs out of their prescription early.

Descent into Oxycodone Addiction

Recreational use:

  • Taking more than the prescribed amount
  • Using oxycodone with friends at social gatherings
  • Experiencing intense euphoria during use
  • Looking for oxycodone for relief on stressful days

Dependence:

  • Needing more oxycodone to achieve a high
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms
  • Feeling disoriented when not using oxycodone
  • Craving oxycodone after a few hours of not using it

Addiction:

  • Endangering yourself or loved ones and not caring
  • Prioritizing drug use above all else
  • Struggling financially due to excessive oxycodone use
  • Allowing health and relationships to fall apart

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

The most critical step, anyone suffering from an oxycodone addiction can take, is pursuing professional treatment. Recovering from any drug addiction is difficult, but staying at an inpatient treatment center can help. Professional treatment generally starts with medically-supervised detox, followed by rehab and mental health counseling. 

Inpatient rehab centers also provide treatment for co-occurring mental disorders and other abuse problems. A person staying at one of these centers will have the best chance to address the root of their addiction, which may be a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and more. 

Since oxycodone addiction can alter one’s brain’s chemistry to the point where their body adapts to it, a person may not be able to function without drug use, resulting in withdrawal symptoms. It’s vital for people addicted to oxycodone not to detoxify at home, resulting in more health problems. Staying at a monitored rehab center will help a person achieve sobriety to reclaim their life. 

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The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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