Oxycodone addiction is rampant in today’s society. But what exactly is oxycodone and what are the signs of being addicted to oxycodone? Oxycodone is a drug that replicates the effects of drugs like morephine which works as a pain reliever. Due to the addictive nature of oxycodone, it is a controlled substance. The drug is usually prescribed so your doctor can monitor your intake. Despite these efforts, oxycodone is often used illicitly. If you are addicted to OxyContin and are ready to get help, there are facilities available to aid you with detox and rehabilitation.
Detox is necessary if your goal is to live your life without the use of oxycodone. Without detox, dangerous side effects can occur. The following are side effects that can occur with the abuse of oxycodone:
Withdrawal from oxycodone can be very difficult and painful but is ultimately dependent on the severity of the addiction. The following is a timeline that outlines the stages of withdrawal that are typically seen in those that undergo Oxycontin detox:
The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs has successfully helped thousands of individuals suffering from oxycodone addiction. The rehabilitation treatment program begins when detoxification is complete. Its focus is on the psychological consequences of the oxycodone addiction and provides patients with the skills that they need to live their life free of drugs. They will attend counseling and therapy sessions that address the issues that have influenced the life of the recovering addict. There are various programs that may be offered at a treatment facility to meet the needs of those that are committed to long term sobriety.
The Watershed also caters to the needs of family members that have been affected by the oxycodone abuse of a loved one. They will have the opportunity to address the damage that has been done and acquire skills that they need to restore the family dynamic. We highly encourage friends and family members to gain knowledge about the patients disease in order to maximize the potential for long term sobriety.
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