How to Get Clean from Oxycodone

How to get clean from oxycodoneOxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever, similar to morphine that is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is often prescribed to patients for round-the-clock relieve from pain due to trauma, injuries, muscle pain, fractures, neuralgia, arthritis, lower back pain and cancer pain. Classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as a Schedule II drug, it is approved for medical use, but has a very high risk of abuse.

How to Get Clean from Oxycodone

Getting clean from any addiction is extremely difficult; however, your chances for success increase if you have the following:

  • A strong desire and commitment to achieve sobriety
  • A support system, whether it be friends, family, or your local recovery group/counselors
  • Resources to find the best recovery programs in your area, to find aftercare support, and to address any other concerns that personally impact you
  • A viable plan to help guide you to achieve and maintain sobriety

The Path to Oxycodone Addiction Recovery

The following steps are a possible path to oxycodone addiction recovery:

  • Acknowledge. Unfortunately, the typical first step occurs when you have hit “rock bottom” and you realize that your life is out of control. It is at that point that first admit that you, alone, are powerless over this drug, which can, in all likelihood, end your life.
  • Detox. Detox can be done through either an inpatient or outpatient substance abuse clinic. Especially with opioids, during detox, you may experience significant symptoms such as the following:
    • Headaches
    • Fast heartbeat
    • Cold sweats
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Flu-like symptoms (chills, fever, shakes)
    • Racing thoughts
    • Pains all over
    • Sobriety plan. With the help of a counselor or support group, create and implement a recovery plan. Ask your support for help when you need it and be open to the change.
    • Persevere. As you start to feel better and make progress with your plan, you are at risk to feel overly confident and believe that you could actually start taking your drug of choice but not abuse it this time. Continue going to groups even if you feel better and call people if you do get cravings or urges, they will help you talk yourself out of it.
    • Wean. After being on weaning drugs for a while and having several months time in working your plan, talk with your doctor about weaning you off little by little. Under your doctor’s care, you can eventually completely remove all drugs from your life. Be sure to hold onto your support and go to meetings at least once or twice a week.

Get Help for Oxycodone Addiction

Determining when a person’s use of oxycodone moves from therapeutic to addictive is difficult to do, especially if the person is a family member or friend. However, it is possible and we can help, so please call our toll-free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Oxycodone addiction treatment. We are here to help.