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
- 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.
Oxycodone and Tolerance
- Increased pain sensitivity
- Digestive problems
- Excessive sweating
Treatment at Beachside Rehab
- 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
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.