Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

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OxyCodone is a prescription pain medication and a brand name of the opioid oxycodone. Used for treating moderate to severe pain, OxyCodone comes in tablet form in a variety of strengths. Used correctly and with medical supervision, it’s a powerful tool against chronic pain. However, OxyCodone – like every other opioid – is also highly addictive, causing a rise in the need for Oxytocin addiction treatment centers.

Merely because a drug is manufactured in a lab under strict regulations, prescribed by a medical professional and available at a pharmacist counter doesn’t mean it’s risk-free. OxyCodone is a popular drug of abuse, and has contributed to the epidemic of drug overdose deaths in the United States.

Sovereign Health provides OxyCodone addiction treatment for teen and adults patients across the United States. Our staff uses evidence-based and holistic modalities to help patients overcome their addiction. In addition, we provide comprehensive treatment for any mental illness, trauma and eating disorders that may be contributing to the addiction.

Abusing OxyCodone

Like other opioids, OxyCodone is abused because it can create a sense of euphoria in users. OxyCodone can also cause very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when users stop taking it after prolonged use, creating situations where people abuse the drug simply to avoid withdrawing rather than turning to Oxytocin rehab.

OxyCodone is commonly prescribed in the form of time-release pills. One of the drug’s main marketing points is its ability to release its active ingredients over a 12-hour period. For a more powerful high, some users grind the pills into a powder and inject or snort the powder. This is very dangerous, as sudden, large doses of OxyCodone can be fatal.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a disease that manipulates a person’s sense of reward, motivation, memory and a number of related neurological functions.

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Symptoms of OxyCodone Abuse

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Heart failure
  • Irregular breathing or slowed breathing

Red Flags of OxyCodone Abuse

  • Changes in personality, hygiene and daily habits, including withdrawal from friends and family
  • Continued use of OxyCodone even after a prescription has expired
  • Doctor shopping – visiting multiple doctors to receive more prescriptions for the drug
  • Increased usage over a period of time – like other opioids, tolerance to OxyCodone grows over time, requiring larger amounts of the drug to achieve the same effects
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OxyCodone Inside the Body

Opioid drugs like OxyCodone work by altering a person’s sense of pain. Nerve cells found in the brain, spinal cord and other areas of the body contain proteins called opioid receptors. OxyCodone binds with these receptors, causing the body to release large amounts of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine, involved in the body’s reward system, can create euphoric sensations in large amounts.

These sensations are part of why people abuse and become addicted to OxyCodone: They continue to chase that same initial high. However, it becomes harder and harder to achieve, because the longer OxyCodone is used, the body becomes more and more tolerant to the drug. Users have to use greater amounts of the drug in order to feel the same effects. Often, this forces them to engage in dangerous practices like inhaling or injecting the drug into their bloodstream. As OxyCodone pills are designed to gradually release their full dose over a period of time, a full dose of OxyCodone introduced all at once can overwhelm the system.

Overdoses kill because OxyCodone can dangerously slow the breathing rate. This effect can also be greatly amplified when OxyCodone is taken with other drugs, like sleeping pills, tranquilizers and alcohol. These reasons all compound the need for treatment for Oxytocin addiction to help people break free of their abuse and avoid serious long term consequences.

Long-term effects of OxyCodone can include:

  • Constipation and vomiting due to OxyCodone’s effects on the gastrointestinal tract
  • Muscle spasms
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Breathing problems due to snorting pills. Pills aren’t meant to be inhaled, and some of the ingredients can be damaging to lungs
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Getting Help for OxyCodone Abuse

Legitimacy of the drug aside, addiction to OxyCodone is every bit as devastating and harmful as addiction to any other drugs. Fortunately, it’s never a bad time to seek OxyCodone addiction treatment. Sovereign Health provides safe, effective treatment for addiction to OxyCodone in a structured, medically-monitored environment.

Sovereign seeks to completely rehabilitate its patients. We give our clients a thorough mental and physical checkup before they start treatment to help us create a tailored, personalized treatment plan for their specific needs. Our detoxification program helps our patients better manage the unpleasant effects of withdrawal. Throughout treatment, patients can make use of:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Alternative therapies such as art, equine and music therapy, yoga and outdoor activities

We also treat any co-occurring mental conditions, such as depression or anxiety, which often accompany or trigger substance abuse.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a disease that manipulates a person’s sense of reward, motivation, memory and a number of related neurological functions.

Why Choose Sovereign Health?

Sovereign Health is a leading provider of mental health and substance treatment for a number of reasons:

  • Joint Commission accreditation
  • Facilities across the country
  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Treatment programs for teens and adults
  • Continuing care after treatment

Our facilities across the United States utilize effective, modern treatment methods to help our patients achieve healthy, long-lasting lives. We’ll be with you every step of the way. For more information about our Oxytocin rehab centers, contact our 24/7 helpline.