Oxycodone Addiction Symptoms and Warning Signs

A woman stares down at her feet, as she wonders about the oxycodone addiction facts. Oxycodone can be bought illegally but abuse usually starts with a prescription. Since these can be prescribed sometimes it is difficult to realize if you or a loved one is addicted. When all you can think about is how you are going to get more and stopping use causes you withdrawal symptoms, you should reach out for help getting clean. If you have started stealing medications, buying the medication from someone else or off the street, or “doctor shopping,” visiting multiple doctors complaining about pain so you get multiple prescriptions, then the Medical staff at Recovery Ways is ready to help you. Oxycodone will

TOxycodone addiction symptoms are treatable and you can get help.

If you’re ready to change your life, Recovery Ways offers oxycodone abuse rehab services. Call our admissions coordinators to assist you and make sure you get the best treatment available.

To treat oxycodone addiction symptoms Recovery Ways offers the following rehab and treatment programs:

People who snort oxycodone may have frequent nosebleeds and reduce the ability to smell. However, in 2010 a new form of the drug was released in hopes to decrease addiction rates. They wrapped the tablets in a substance known as polyethylene oxide which turns to jelly when it comes in contact with moisture, including in the nostrils or in a solution used for injecting the oxycodone. This polymer is a part of the plastic family meaning you wouldn’t or shouldn’t heat it up and inhale it. However, some addicts do and it is undetermined what the effects of this are yet. Since adding this new polymer, oxycodone addicts have transitioned to other drugs such as meth, cocaine, and heroin for an easier high.

Effects of Oxycodone Abuse

There are many effects of oxycodone abuse, both short term and long term. These effects may vary with intensity and prevalence, but that should not dilute the importance to have these effects reviewed and assessed by a medical professional. If the effects of oxycodone addiction persist and become problematic, then a stay at drug detox or a dual-diagnosis facility may be a necessity.

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Short Term Effects

  • Euphoria
  • Constricted pupils, overdose has dilated pupils
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation
  • Slowed breathing, drowsiness, lightheadedness
  • Unconscious, coma
  • Swelling in the face or throat
  • Depression
  • Itching, rashes
  • Dry mouth
  • Seizures

Long Term Effects

  • Hypoxia (not enough oxygen to the brain)
  • permanent brain damage
  • Increased chances for a heart attack
  • Increased risk of infections
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Coma, death
  • Depression

The abuse of prescription medication, like oxycodone, does cause short-term effects. Although some individuals may show absolutely zero warning signs and symptoms of addiction at all.  These individuals are typically known as “functioning addicts”. Functioning addicts are those who can easily hide their addiction issues by maintaining a “normal” outward appearance, maintaining strong relationships with friends and family and no problems with work. If you feel that you are a “functioning” oxycodone addict, please seek medical help from an addiction specialist.

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment & Rehab

Addiction can make you feel helpless and lonely, but help is available and you are not alone. Recovery Ways admission coordinators are always here 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 from the first phone call to physically walking through our doors.

If you’re ready to live a healthy life free of drugs, please call 888.986.7848

Oxycodone Treatment

Treatment and rehab for the abuse and addiction to the prescription drug oxycodone.

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment Options

A bottle of oxycodone symbolizes the oxycodone addiction factsAs patients progress through their program at Recovery Ways, they will experience several phases of treatment ranging from medical stabilization and detox to inpatient treatment and education for relapse prevention. Our patients are highly involved in the development and implementation of their treatment plans in each phase under the guidance of our highly specialized multidisciplinary treatment team. This plan is customized to fit the personal needs of every individual to create a truly unique oxycodone addiction treatment experience. Oxycodone addiction rehab can range in programs from inpatient detox to sober living, all dependent on the needs and level of care of the patient.

Inpatient residential rehab ( Residential)

Our residential treatment center offers 24-hour monitoring and support with residential living quarters and daily meals prepared by our in-house chefs. Patients receive more intensive individual and group counseling. It is a highly structured program with a minimum of 8 hours daily. It is not only about patients getting away from stressors but learning to take control and responsibility for their life. We focus on the treatment of the whole person, not just one condition. We know that Dual Diagnosis Treatment is most beneficial, addressing the psychiatric disorders as well as the addiction disorder. This integrated treatment helps you gain more than you ever thought was possible and improve your way of life.

Are you in need of oxycodone addiction treatment?

We provide exceptional rehab treatment services for those suffering with an oxycodone addiction. If you or a loved one is seeking rehab, please contact our admissions department and we can review your benefits to find out if the costs of treatment can be covered.

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Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Our intensive outpatient program is an individualized program that can work around your daily career. This program empowers patients to function independently and responsibly while preparing them for the community with skills and abilities to lead successful lives.

Partial Day Treatment

This treatment provides opioid abuse and mental health services in the context of our treatment environment. These services build on strengths and address problems associated with the complex conditions of each individual and their family.

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Send us your information and one of our benefits specialists or admission coordinators will contact you and help determine if your insurance will cover treatment.

Is there a cure for Oxycodone addiction?

Addiction is a lifelong illness. With that being said, the right treatment, lifestyle changes, and support from family and friends, can make it much easier to deal with. We have an aftercare and alumni programs that help patients create and maintain a lifestyle that supports sobriety based on the individual needs. They help develop a strong community –based support, which is essential to maintain freedom from opioid addiction.

Tips to prevent Hydrocodone Relapse

Oxycodone addicts need to make major life changes and here at Recovery Ways, we help them accomplish this and maintain a life of sobriety. Our aftercare and alumni programs help patients with their future care and way of life. We also provide workshops and seminars with relapse prevention techniques.

Make sober friends and find sober hobbies. Boredom is one of the most common complaints from recovering Oxycodone addicts readjusting to life without the drug. The best way to combat this boredom is to find friends to join in productive activities.

Medications are important. People who are prescribed medications like buprenorphine should continue taking the drugs until a doctor advises it’s safe to stop. Stopping these medications can lead to the emergence of post-acute opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Withdrawal often leads to relapse.

Continued counseling and meetings help alleviate temptations. Oxycodone has lasting effects on the brain reward system long after the drug is out of the body. One day of stress can tempt people to use, but support from a therapist or a 12-step meeting can drastically help.

Be careful with new prescriptions. Some people relapse because they get prescribed opiate-based pain relievers like hydrocodone. Recovering addicts that have surgery or break a bone should be upfront with their physician about their addiction. There are non-narcotic pain relievers available and physicians can treat pain while minimizing the potential for relapse.

Learn to spot the addiction symptoms of oxycodone and how a prescription medication abuse detox program works:

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

If so, our admissions coordinators can help find a prescription abuse treatment program that is best for you and/or your family. Contact us and speak to a representative.

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

Getting help for Oxycodone Addiction in Utah

Recovery Ways is experienced in providing opioid addiction treatment to patients of all ages and backgrounds throughout Salt Lake City, Utah. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and treatment. Our Treatment Center for Drug and Alcohol addictions is “Gold Seal” accredited through The Joint Commission. Recovery Ways is licensed by the State of Utah for drug addiction, drug treatment, alcohol rehabilitation and drug rehab levels of treatment with intensive inpatient residential drug and alcohol rehab, intensive outpatient therapy and aftercare programs. Please contact us today to discuss a treatment program for recovery from addiction for you or your loved one.

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