Oxycodone Abuse & Addiction Treatment Programs
What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a pain-relieving drug that perhaps tends to be over-prescribed. At its best, it can effectively suppress and address severe pain; at its worst (if used incorrectly), it can kill. Oxycodone can be found in several pain relief drugs and comes in immediate and controlled time-release formulations. Oxycodone is synthesized from the opium poppy, is capable of delivering a startlingly powerful high – and has taken the life of thousands in the USA alone. Oxycodone addiction treatment from dedicated therapists is the best strategy to kick oxycodone. Oxycodone was originally considered a valuable tool in the management of pain in terminal illnesses such as cancer. Today it is being offered at will for all kinds of pain management; addiction to it is sadly an epidemic. Oxycodone use can lead to high tolerance and dependence, even when taken as prescribed. If the body gradually becomes over-tolerant, addiction may be the end result. Those addicted to oxycodone may eventually slide into heroin or other opiate abuse problems. Rehab for oxycodone at Beachside can help.
Effects of Oxycodone Abuse
The effects of the molecular interaction between the drug and the receptors in your body can really be thought about via two categories. The desirable effects are the ones that physicians and scientists hope for:
- Decreased physical pain
- Euphoria and joy
- Muscular tension alleviated
- Brain feels calm and relaxed
Of course, the points below are the shadow side. Unpleasant reactions can occur when oxycodone is being abused, not taken as prescribed, or if high tolerance develops. Oxycodone treatment helps with:
- Difficulty breathing
One of the most dangerous side effects of oxycodone is related to the respiratory problems that it can create. A slow respiratory rate can be a matter of life and death in an overdose situation. Oxycodone abuse is also linked to alcohol abuse and alcohol rehab treatment; the two together are high risk as their combined effects can be deadly. Oxycodone abuse treatment from Beachside can help resolve any concurrent issues.
If you or a loved one is seeking help for alcohol or drug addiction, please contact us today.
Types of Oxycodone
Oxycodone triggers activity in opioid receptors located throughout the body; effects differ depending on which kind of Oxycodone is being consumed. The brand names below are all different formulations of oxycodone:
Some people refer to all oxycodone by this term. OxyContin, however, is a brand name for a controlled release pill that may be of lower intensity. It lasts for up to 12 hours.
An immediate-release pill, providing stronger intensity for a shorter duration.
Percocet, Endocet, and Tylox
Combine oxycodone and acetaminophen. Acetaminophen increases the effect of the oxycodone and provides anti-inflammatory properties.
Ibuprofen is added to reduce pain and inflammation.
Includes Naloxone, added to combat the attendant constipation that oxycodone can cause. Doctors prescribe this to patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
No matter which type of oxycodone pills are prescribed, none should be taken with alcohol. The high content of oxycodone makes OxyContin popular on the street. Abuse of the drug is carried out by crushing the tablet to swallow or snort it up the nasal passage. Users sometimes dilute it in water and inject it. These techniques destroy the pill’s time-release mechanism, delivering a powerful high. If you or a loved one is in need of drug treatment, call today.
Oxycodone and Tolerance
When a person experiences the effects of oxycodone, their body adjusts to the levels so that the same amount of the drug has a lessened effect; this is the process of developing tolerance. Tolerance to oxycodone is dangerous because now that person must consume more of the drug to gain the desired effect. OxyContin or oxycodone rehab is all about combatting this escalating dependence, which can seriously compromise normal functioning. Checking in for OxyContin addiction rehab is the first step to recovery. Starting oxycodone addiction treatment is a brave step; we can help if you or somebody you know is abusing oxycodone and suffering from any of the symptoms below:
- Increased pain sensitivity
- Digestive problems
- Excessive sweating
Treatment at Beachside Rehab
Detoxification is at the beginning of any legitimate treatment regime. Detox in South Florida, far away from the triggers that have caused addiction in the first place, will be less painful. Our beautiful and private OxyContin rehab facility is a supportive setting to experience the more painful aspects of withdrawal. Our therapists will control and medically supervise the withdrawal from oxycodone but remember, further help is always needed to deal with the underlying problems.
No cookie-cutter program has ever worked effectively, because people’s addiction stories are all so different. We believe that only an individualized and multi-layered program will entirely free a person from addiction. At Beachside Rehab, our OxyContin rehab uses the following techniques and more:
- Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Mental Health Treatment
- Provide all 3 Levels of care with housing: Inpatient (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and Outpatient (OP)
- Holistic approach to recovery including Mindfulness Meditation, the 12-Step model, Yoga, Acupuncture, Psychodrama, and other recreational therapeutic activities.
- Individualized treatment planning and therapy
- Nutrition and Fitness
Outpatient oxycodone treatment allows people to return home at the end of each treatment day. This is for individuals who need, want or are able to go to work while still in treatment. A person may be faced with distractions and temptations using this method, however. Your therapist can guide you and explore with you how to avoid slipping. Inpatient OxyContin treatment removes people from the temptation and houses that person 24/7. OxyContin addiction rehab of this style is the most likely to succeed. If you or a loved one is seeking help for alcohol or drug addiction, please contact us today at 866-349-1770.
Long-Term Effects of Oxycodone
In the long run, oxycodone can have different effects for different people. Oxycodone is a legitimately effective tool for chronic pain management, but it can also be devastating psychologically and physiologically. OxyContin rehab can deal with both.
Consuming alcohol with oxycodone/acetaminophen combination drugs is particularly harmful for you and has been associated with organ failure. Oxy abuse also tampers with the brain’s ability to adapt to new information. Appropriate and compassionate drug rehab for OxyContin can literally save lives.
Get The Help You Deserve Now
Both inpatient and outpatient oxycodone programs at Beachside rehab offer a real chance to lose the chains of addiction for good. Our state of the art facility and qualified staff are here to help you get better, faster.
“Beachside Rehab was a life changing experience for me. I was so lost in life and my whole family had given up on me. Treatment was my last hope. I am so thankful I found Beachside. The therapy offices felt so comfortable and helped me calm down because I was so nervous."
“I loved Beachside! The staff, the facilities, and the program was amazing. So thankful I found this place! I highly recommend this treatment center!”
“I was treated on an individual basis. My treatment focused on my needs to get well. A beautiful setting and very caring staff members. I strongly believe that I have a support system I can depend on now and in my future! Thank you for giving me my life back!”