Is Addiction a Chronic Condition?

Is Addiction a Chronic Condition?

Addiction, like diabetes or heart disease, is often referred to as a chronic condition According to The Center for Managing Chronic Diseases, a chronic disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured.  Chronic illnesses...
How to Stop Self-Medicating

How to Stop Self-Medicating

Learn how to manage your emotions in healthy ways so you no longer need oxycodone Many addiction specialists believe that oxycodone addicts use the drug to avoid feeling difficult emotions, a behavior known as self-medicating. For example, when...
Why Blame for Oxycodone Addictions Only Causes Damage

Why Blame for Oxycodone Addictions Only Causes Damage

Blaming other people for your oxycodone addiction will hinder you from reaching a healthier life in recovery Oxycodone addiction can be difficult to deal with, especially if an addict blames someone else for her addiction. Many addicts blame their...
Are More Young People Becoming Addicted to Oxycodone?

Are More Young People Becoming Addicted to Oxycodone?

People who abuse prescription drugs at a young age could trigger addiction to more dangerous substances Individual differences strongly determine trends in substance abuse. These differences go beyond age, gender and ethnicity, because many people...
Is Oxycodone Addiction Chronic?

Is Oxycodone Addiction Chronic?

Oxycodone addiction is a chronic condition that requires professional treatment Conditions are considered chronic if the sufferer experiences persistent, long-term effects. Oxycodone addiction fits this description, as an addict’s behavior and...
Should You Give Money to an Oxycodone Addict Who’s in Trouble?

Should You Give Money to an Oxycodone Addict Who’s in Trou

Giving money to an oxycodone addict only fuels his addiction When you love someone, you naturally want to help him. While this urge to contribute to another’s wellbeing is admirable, it can be problematic when the loved one is addicted to...
Oxycodone Abuse and Brain Injuries

Oxycodone Abuse and Brain Injuries

Brain injury can result from increased pressure levels in the skull A common side effect of oxycodone abuse is respiratory depression. If overdose occurs, breathing slows and oxygen flow to the brain dramatically reduces, which can lead to brain...
Can Oxycodone Interact with my Anti-Depressant?

Can Oxycodone Interact with my Anti-Depressant?

The interaction between oxycodone and anti-depressants cause fatal side effects Prescription overdose and bad interactions account for thousands of deaths in the US every year. People are often less cautious about using prescription drugs, because...
4 Surprising Facts About Oxycodone Addiction

4 Surprising Facts About Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone can alter brain functions People generally misunderstand what is true and what is false about oxycodone addiction. People have long believed that oxycodone addiction is a choice, or that it continues due to a lack of willpower, but both of...
How Family History Affects Your Predisposition to Oxycodone Addiction

How Family History Affects Your Predisposition to Oxycodone

Having a family history does not mean you are destined to become an addict Family history can be a contributing factor to developing an addiction to oxycodone, but having a family history does not mean you are destined to become an addict. No one...

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