At Total RMH we support individuals through the oxycodone addiction treatment process with the best and newest treatment options available. Our treatment programs help individuals work through detoxification and help them repair and rebuild their physical and mental health one step at a time.
What Is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a prescription opioid. Prescribed to reduce pain, it can also create a euphoric high and a total-body numb feeling based on the strength of the medication. Often prescribed for pre-and post-surgery patient, oxycodone is addictive and can easily be mismanaged by individuals experiencing severe pain.
According to the CDC, Oxycodone is one of the top three most common prescriptions involved in overdose deaths. The dangers of misusing and becoming addicted to oxycodone must be explained and detailed before an individual begins using.
Oxycodone also comes with a variety of side-effects. These range from relatively normal side-effects like constipation and sleepiness to more extreme side effects like:
- Physical dependence
- Increased sensitivity to pain
- Nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth
- Low levels of testosterone that can result in lower sex drive, energy, and strength
- Itching and sweating
With extreme side effects, it is important to closely monitor use and your body’s response to the drug.
Is Oxycodone Addictive?
Oxycodone is addictive. It alters your mental and physical state while taking the drug. FDA guidelines indicate that oxycodone comes with 15 separate warnings and precautions for use and an additional recommendation for laboratory monitoring during use. For example, Oxycontin, the brand name of oxycodone, can cause life-threatening respiratory depression, neonatal addiction, severe hypertension, and withdrawal symptoms to name a few.
In addition to the typical misuses of prescription pills like taking more than prescribed, taking someone else’s medication, or obtaining the drug illegally, abuse and miscues can occur with “OXYCONTIN by crushing, chewing, snorting, or injecting the dissolved product will result in the uncontrolled delivery of oxycodone and can result in overdose and death.”
How To Know if You Need Oxycodone Addiction Treatment?
Oxycodone addiction treatment is necessary for individuals who have developed an addiction or begun misusing the prescription drug.
The Narcotics Anonymous, “Am I an Addict?” literature asks 29 yes/no questions to individuals who are questioning whether they have a problem or an addiction to drugs like Oxycodone. The questions ask people about their drug use, their personal feelings, and their behaviors.
1. Do you ever use alone?
2. Have you ever substituted one drug for another, thinking that one particular drug was the problem?
3. Have you ever manipulated or lied to a doctor to obtain prescription drugs?
4. Have you ever stolen drugs or stolen to obtain drugs?
5. Do you regularly use a drug when you wake up or when you go to bed?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out the rest (here). While there isn’t a certain number of questions that will indicate that you are an addict, answering these questions will help you to evaluate your personal belief on the topic.
After answering, if you feel that you have a problem and are ready to make a change, there are treatment programs out there to help you.
Can Total RMH Help Me?
Total Regenerative Medical Health is a redesigned facility that takes the newest methods and applies them for life-changing results. Our rehabilitation programs are designed to support individuals through the process of finding relief from addiction, repairing the damage done, working through recovery, and rebuilding the life they want.
Our addiction treatment programs focus on ensuring total-body health through medication-assisted treatments, vitamin infusions, and naturally balancing your cell regeneration with NAD+. After ensuring that your body is physically regulated, we work with individuals to begin the hard work of changing the negative behaviors and thought processes surrounding addiction.