OXYCODONE REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid that is prescribed for moderate to severe pain relief. It can be acquired on its own or in combination with non-narcotic treatments such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, but no matter how it’s taken, it causes your nervous system to block pain messages.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services claims around 11 million people in the U.S. will consume at least one dose of oxycodone recreationally. And while ages can vary, a 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that people aged 18-25 were more likely to report abusing oxycodone (9 percent) as opposed to those aged 26 and older (6.6 percent).

Oxycodone Abuse

SYMPTOMS

Because of its pain-relieving qualities, oxycodone can also cause a sense of euphoria that leads people to use the drug for recreational purposes; this often leads to a need for oxycodone addiction treatment. The drug’s “high,” symptoms include:

  • A warming sensation
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Anxiety relief
  • Overall relaxation
  • A state of euphoria
  • Sedation

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Dangers & Effects

Even when combined with a non-narcotic treatment, oxycodone can have both physical and psychological effects on those who use the drug. Abuse of the drug can lead to dangerous short-term and long-term effects and an overall need for oxycodone treatment. These effects include:

Short-term effects include:

  • Itchy or flushed skin
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pains
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation

Long-term effects include:

  • Kidney damage
  • Increased risk of heart issues
  • Mood swings
  • Hallucinations
  • Tremors
  • Liver damage

Withdrawal

When an individual uses oxycodone on a regular basis, they develop a tolerance and will often need to increase their dosage in order to feel the same effects. At this point, their body is dependent on the drug and may seek rehab for oxycodone addiction. An addict can experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms that include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Muscle weakness
  • Mental issues such as anxiety or depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep

MAT (Medical Assisted Treatment)

It can be difficult to reduce an oxycodone addiction on your own, which is why our oxycodone rehab centers provide the opportunity for medical assisted treatment. These medications can help you cleanse your body of the drug and get you started on the road to recovery. Some of the most popular medications include:

  • Methadone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone
  • Naloxone

Treatment Option

Unfortunately, oxycodone addiction is a popular addiction, but you don’t have to let it define your life. At Victory Bay, we offer oxycodone recovery programs for individuals of all abuse levels that can help you recover from your addiction and live a long, healthy life. We offer care, support, and medication in a warm, welcoming environment, and with the best staff members and facility features, we can help you make sure you receive the treatment you need to succeed.

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