Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone is a prescription narcotic and opioid that is highly addictive and very dangerous.

Oxycodone Addiction

Here at Recovery Ways, we are experienced in providing opioid addiction treatment to patients of all ages and backgrounds. Our staff is comprised of Masters level clinicians who are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and treatment. Unlike many other facilities, we are licensed to administer individualized Suboxone treatment plans that will aid with the opioid addiction treatment process. We provide all levels of oxycodone addiction treatment, including inpatient detox, residential treatment, partial-day (PHP)intensive outpatient and virtual outpatient.

Oxycodone addiction and abuse of prescription pills and medications.

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opiate painkiller. It is very strong and usually prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is also one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the United States. Many people start off by taking the recommended prescribed amount by their doctor, and for legitimate reasons. However, their bodies build up a tolerance and they need to up their dosage or frequency of taking the drug which leads to addiction. Most teenagers or young adults who abuse oxycodone first start by using leftover prescriptions in their parent’s or other relative’s medicine cabinet. Users of any age can quickly become addicted.

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Oxycodone is the primary ingredient in many available painkillers:

OxyCotin: Tablets used for chronic pain relief up to 12 hours. Many addicts have bypassed the time release formula by simply crushing it up and snorting it or dissolving it in water and injecting it. These can lead to overdose.

Percocet: Tablet used for mild to severe pain. It is a combination of oxycodone & acetaminophen ( the active ingredient in Tylenol). Addicts will chew it, take multiple tablets, crush it up to snort or inject.

Roxicodone: Tablet used usually before a surgery to sedate or calm a patient because it is a rapid release formula. When it is abused, it is usually crushed to be snorted or melted down to be smoked or injected. It causes a quick high.

Oxycodone is derived from opium and shares a general classification with codeine, morphine, and heroin. Since it is made from opium it is highly addictive and any prolonged use, increases in dosage, or misuse (crushing, chewing, injecting) of the drug is considered abuse. Oxycodone and heroin are very similar, and therefore oxycodone abuse has been seen to lead to heroin abuse since it is cheaper and easier to get. Many people addicted to oxycodone also abuse other drugs such as alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, and benzodiazepines. Mixing oxycodone with alcohol can slow down heart rate and breathing to the point of complete failure. Mixing oxycodone with any other drugs is dangerous and can be fatal.

Are you or a loved one suffering with an oxycodone addiction?

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Other Names for Oxycodone

  • OxyContin
  • Percocet
  • Roxicodone
  • Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin)
  • Roxicet
  • Endocet
  • Oxycocet
  • Oxyfast (immediate release formula)
  • Oxygesic

Common Street Names for Oxycodone

  • Percs
  • Killers, Kickers
  • Oxy, Ox
  • OCs, Orange County, Os
  • Oxycet
  • Hillbilly Heroin
  • Roxi’s
  • Oxycotton, Cotton

Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

Help is available and you are not alone. The admissions coordinators at Recovery Ways are always available to listen and provide you with the best possible options for oxycodone addiction treatment and rehab. Our specialists can review your insurance and walk you through the entire admissions process.

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