Attempting Oxycodone Recovery Alone

Attempting Oxycodone Recovery AloneOxycodone is a prescription drug that depresses the central nervous system. Medicinally, oxycodone is used with great success for pain-management. The medication works by stimulating certain opiate receptors in the brain and it can reach its full effect in as little as one hour. Stimulating opiate receptors blocks the sensation of pain, and generally relaxes the user. The drug is widely taken in higher than prescription doses and has become a drug of choice for many recreational users. Oxycodone is an opiate, meaning that its use is always associated with a high risk for tolerance, dependency and addiction.

Oxycodone Addiction Rehabilitation

If you have become addicted to oxycodone or any other medication with an opiate derivate, there are a few things you should take into consideration when think about rehab and recovery. It is not, under any circumstance, advisable that you abruptly discontinue all doses of oxycodone. Depending on the nature and severity of your addiction, this can lead to painful withdrawal symptoms that can often make your addiction stronger as they push you to the point of relapse. Remember, you have become addicted to one of the most powerful prescription substances in the world. Additionally, any attempt to wean yourself off of a prescription drug at home can increase your desire to self-medicate using other medications and substances.

If you have become addicted to oxycodone, and have made the decision to get better, it is advisable that you do so by putting yourself under the care of medical professionals in a designated rehab facility. There you can be accommodated with around the clock care to ensure your safety and comfort. After detox, you can expect to benefit from a focus therapy, in which you can understand some of the underlying causes that may have been at the root of your addiction. But most importantly, a rehab facility can provide you with the consistent network of support and accountability you need to help you in the avoidance of a relapse.

Oxycodone Addiction Help

If you or someone you care about is dealing with an addiction to oxycodone, we can help. We are available 24 hours a day at a toll-free helpline to take your calls, answer any questions you might have and point you toward quality rehab facilities. The call is free and in some cases we may even be able to work with your insurer. Please call us today.