Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

Oxycodone, available in liquid, tablet or capsule form, is an opioid pain medication used for treating moderate to severe pain. Sold under brand name OxyContin, the commonly prescribed medication is available in the market under various other names, such as Oxy, O.C.’s, Oxycet, Oxycottons, Oxy 80’s and Hillbilly Heroin.

OxyContin, the extended-release form, and oxycodone, the immediate-release form, are two different versions of the same opioid. Both oxycodone and OxyContin work by binding to the receptors in the brain and spinal cord to block pain signals and reduce pain.

When taken as prescribed, oxycodone can help relieve pain, reduce anxiety and cause euphoria and extreme relaxation. However, misuse of the drug can lead to addiction, overdose and even death. When taken regularly, it hinders the body’s ability to produce opioids naturally, spurring the user to consume an increased quantity of the drug to achieve the desired effects. Eventually, addiction to oxycodone can drastically affect the user’s life after which, he or she would require proper treatment at a certified addiction treatment center for overcoming the addiction.

Symptoms of oxycodone abuse

Commonly supplied under brand names OxyContin and Percocet, oxycodone works by changing the way the brain responds to pain. Long-term use of the drug can have serious psychological and physiological effects.

Developed as an alternative to morphine during World War I and classified as a Schedule II drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), oxycodone has a high potential for abuse and may lead to severe psychological and physical dependence. When abused in higher quantities, the drug may cause irregular heartbeat, chest pain, weak muscles and slow breathing. When combined with alcohol, oxycodone can cause severe respiratory problems and may even lead to a drug overdose.

Seeking treatment for oxycodone addiction

After a prolonged use, a sudden walkout or reduction of oxycodone use may produce extreme withdrawal symptoms, including muscle pain, diarrhea, restlessness, increased heart rate and gastrointestinal problems. Though not fatal, these withdrawal symptoms can be extraordinarily painful.

Due to discomforting withdrawal symptoms, individuals seeking oxycodone addiction treatment should always seek professional help from a certified oxycodone recovery center. Treatment period for overcoming addiction at a licensed oxycodone rehab center may vary from person to person, depending on the duration, quantity and frequency of the drug abused. A comprehensive treatment program for oxycodone addiction usually involves a combination of medically supervised detox and behavioral therapies or counseling sessions. However, the consulting expert is the best person to decide the course of the treatment and the recovering individual should follow the recommendations religiously.

A medically assisted detox program helps in safe elimination of the abused substance from the patients’ body while helping them manage acute physical symptoms associated with the discontinuation of the drug. It is a common practice among experts to use medications during detoxification treatment. This helps in reducing cravings, managing withdrawal symptoms and reducing the risk of a relapse.

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Why choose Sovereign Health of Florida

Carefully designed treatment programs by licensed healthcare professionals can make oxycodone addiction treatment easy and safe. Sovereign Health of Florida offers treatment programs that focus on both the physical and psychological effects of oxycodone withdrawal.

All Sovereign Health locations throughout the U.S. follow “The Sovereign Way,” a philosophy that identifies the unique needs and circumstances of each patient and provides a personalized treatment plan tailored to those specific needs. By arming our patients with necessary life skills and tools, we ensure that they enjoy a complete and lasting recovery.

At Sovereign Health of Florida, experts lay special emphasis on treating patients with a range of evidence-based therapies. Like all other treatment programs, even the oxycodone treatment program begins with an assessment of the patient’s medical and psychological needs. In addition to helping experts address the underlying causes of addiction, the pre-assessment procedure also helps them in preparing a personalized treatment program for each patient, best suited to the individual needs.

We recognize that preparing the recovering individual for withdrawal from oxycodone is the first step in oxycodone rehabilitation. Hence, all patients undergo oxycodone detox treatment at one of our specialized oxycodone detox centers as soon as the treatment begins. This helps in getting their body rid of all the unwanted substances of abuse. Once the detox process is complete, patients enter the next level of treatment by attending behavioral therapies and counseling sessions. This helps them in understanding why they developed an addiction in the first place, along with motivating them toward recovery. In addition, at this stage, experts identify and treat any co-occurring disorders simultaneously so that the individual can attain a full recovery at the earliest possible.

Our holistic approach to treatment gives us an edge over other behavioral healthcare providers. Sovereign Health of Florida also offers continuing care programs after successful completion of the initial treatment. This helps individuals in preparing themselves for the challenges they may face in their routine life and in maintaining sobriety.

To know more about oxycodone treatment programs offered at our facilities, call our 24/7 helpline. You can even chat online with our admissions staff to seek answers to your queries pertaining to admissions, insurance, and other facilities available for the patients and their loved ones.

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