Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

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Oxycodone is a prescription pain medication, which is commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain. Available in the form of tablets in varied strengths, the medication works by changing the way an individual’s brain responds to pain. When used correctly and under medical supervision, Oxycodone can act as a powerful tool against chronic pain. However, Oxycodone – like every other opioid – is also highly addictive, resulting in an increasing need for Oxycodone detox centers and 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 significantly to the epidemic of drug overdose deaths in the United States.

Sovereign Health provides Oxycodone addiction treatment for teen and adults patients across the U.S. Our staff uses evidence-based and holistic modalities to help patients overcome their addiction. In addition, we provide comprehensive treatment in several forms for issues such as mental illnesses, trauma and eating disorders that may be contributing to the addiction.

Oxycodone abuse

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 withdrawal symptoms rather than turning to Oxycodone 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.

Some of the common symptoms of Oxycodone abuse are:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Heart failure
  • Irregular breathing or slowed breathing
  • 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
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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Effects of Oxycodone abuse

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, then, have to use greater amounts of the drug 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. All these reasons compound the need to seek treatment for Oxytocin addiction to help people break free of their abuse and avoid serious long term consequences.

Some of the common 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 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 Health aims to completely rehabilitate its patients. We conduct a thorough mental and physical checkup of our clients so that it gets easier to for us to create a tailored, personalized treatment plan matching their specific needs.

Treatment at Sovereign Health begins with a detoxification treatment offered as part of our detoxification program. The Oxycodone detox treatment offered by us helps our patients to better manage the unpleasant effects of the drug’s withdrawal. Throughout treatment, patients are made to undergo a number of therapies such as:

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

Apart from offering detox program and comprehensive treatment for Oxycodone addiction, we also treat co-occurring mental conditions, such as depression or anxiety. This is done to subdue any risk that often accompanies or can trigger substance abuse or addiction.

What is Addiction?

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

What is Addiction

Why Choose Sovereign Health?

A number of factors makes Sovereign Health a leading provider of mental health and substance treatment:

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

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