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Oxycodone is a prescription painkiller and an opioid. Like other opioids, there is a high risk of addiction if you use oxycodone for too long. If you don’t get help at an oxycodone rehab center in South Florida, your addiction can have lasting impacts on your life.
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Oxycodone Addiction Statistics
“Oxy” is shorthand for oxycodone. It is one of the most commonly abused prescriptions in the United States.
- Over 2.4 million people have used oxycodone recreationally in the last year.
- Opioid-related overdose deaths increased from around 46,000 in 2018 to 49,000 in 2019.
If you have also used oxycodone recreationally and are struggling with addiction, you can get professional help now. As with all prescription opioids, rehab should be done with medication-assisted treatment because the withdrawal symptoms have a high risk of complications.
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What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is reserved for medical situations where another opioid treatment is inadequate in pain management. It is a narcotic analgesic, so it doesn’t interfere with the brain’s pain receptors but directly impacts your central nervous system. However, the derivations you have which contain oxycodone as their primary ingredient could have an effect on both.
You might get a prescription for something like Percocet or Oxycontin, both of which contain oxycodone as their main ingredient.
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How is Oxycodone Used?
Oxycodone is a synthetic drug which means it is not directly derived from the poppy plant like other opioids. Instead, it’s created in a lab where you can get it in tablet or pill form. If you have a prescription, you intend to swallow the pill or tablet, which then releases your dose over several hours.
When oxycodone is used for short-term pain relief, it inhibits communication between your pain receptors and your brain. It also creates euphoria, so you not only feel less pain, but you feel high. Many users of oxycodone enjoy muscle relaxation in addition to pain relief. However, even when it’s used as prescribed, oxycodone has side effects like the following:
- Intense drowsiness
- Dry mouth
- Stomach pain
- Mood changes
There’s also a risk of overdose. Many people mistakenly believe that overdoses only happen if you have a severe addiction to oxycodone and you take too much, but in reality, the overdose can happen after you take your very first pill. If this happens, you risk extreme sedation where you can’t wake up and complete respiratory arrest, which means your brain stops telling your lungs to breathe, and you die.
If you use oxycodone regularly, you can develop physical and psychological issues like difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, extreme drowsiness, restlessness, nausea, and abdominal cramping. The longer you use oxycodone to treat pain relief, the more likely you will start abusing it.
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What Are the Symptoms of Oxycodone Abuse?
The start of addiction and the need for South Florida oxycodone rehab can be quite small. You might skip your prescribed dosage for one day and start to feel an increase in your pain level or develop short-term side effects, so you take a higher dose, and you take it more often.
When this happens, oxycodone abuse starts to manifest in the form of mood changes, problems with pain, and sleep.
When people start the struggle with addiction, they don’t necessarily use the prescription the way it was intended. For example, rather than swallowing the pill, someone with an addiction might crush it or snort it so that they get faster results.
Perhaps the most prominent symptom is cravings. With uncontrollable cravings because of your addiction, you are much more likely to do what’s called doctor shopping. Doctor shopping is when you visit multiple doctors to try and get multiple prescriptions at the same time. You might report the same symptoms for the same ailment to half a dozen doctors within your area and a few hours away.
As your abuse continues, you might show signs of financial struggle or withdraw from social activities because of your dependence.
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Atlantic Recovery Center is an Oxycodone Addiction Treatment Program in South Florida
If you need help, we are here. At our oxycodone rehab center in south Florida, we can help you find the best treatment plan through our initial assessment, opioid detox, and ongoing outpatient recovery.
It starts with an assessment. During your initial assessment, we help create a customized oxycodone addiction treatment plan by going over your physical health, mental health, history of any drug abuse, and family history of abuse. All of this information plays a critical role in determining which types of therapist might be best, which medications to avoid during your detox, if any, and whether you want an emphasis on things like group or individual therapy.
Before starting your South Florida oxycodone rehab, you must remove any residual toxins from your body. This process is called detoxification. Detox can last anywhere between a few days and a week as your body gets rid of any remaining oxycodone. You must start from a clean slate physically to be in the best place mentally to deal with your recovery.
Because oxycodone is an opioid, we recommend medication-assisted treatment. With medication-assisted treatment, you get access to FDA-approved prescriptions that help you wean yourself from your addiction. You also get 24-hour supervision and over-the-counter medications that can ease the severity of your withdrawal symptoms. All of this makes it much more likely that you will remain strong during your detox and be prepared for what lies ahead.
With our oxycodone addiction treatment in South Florida, your ongoing recovery might include medication to help you manage persistent withdrawal symptoms, counseling, and therapy. Individual and group therapy can help you figure out which behaviors might have contributed to your substance abuse and what healthier coping strategies you can apply.
This is where you have the most significant room for personalization. During your assessment, you can work with our team to approve the list of psychotherapies and evidence-based practices that we incorporate into your recovery.
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