Oxycodone is a popular generic substance commonly prescribed for the treatment of chronic pain. Present in many prescription pain medications, oxycodone is primarily effective because of its opium content. Opiate pain relievers work by stimulating opiate receptors in an individual’s brain and spinal cord. This works to block the reception and transmission of pain signals. Additionally, substances that contain opium trigger reward centers in the brain leading to a general sense of wellbeing and relaxation. While these qualities make oxycodone especially effective as medication, it also makes the drug a candidate for abuse and dependency. Additionally, pain medications comprised of opium are some of the most popular illicit substances.
If you were prescribed some form of oxycodone by a medical professional and are experiencing intense cravings for the substance, there are a few things you should take into consideration. One thing that remains consistently true is that any drug addiction usually erodes users’ physical and psychological health. The substance you are dealing with, coupled with the nature and severity of your addiction, will determine how it affects your mind and body, but it will only get worse.
If you find that you are running through your prescriptions too quickly or you are using multiple doctors for a consistent supply of medication, you are potentially a candidate for an addiction to oxycodone. You should consult your doctor immediately about the possibility of exploring treatment options.
The type of rehab that will best suit for you needs will depend greatly on the nature and severity of your addiction mixed with environmental factors. Generally speaking, rehab for an addiction to oxycodone can usually be carried out in either a residential or outpatient facility. Whether you are in the beginning stages of addiction or you have already successfully completed a rehab process, cravings for oxycodone can be some of the most powerful physical and psychological strongholds.
We are available 24 hours a day at a toll-free helpline to help you find the additional treatment resources you need. We can help you find initial treatment or provide you with a consistent network of support and accountability in the weeks and months following rehab. The call is free, and we may be able to work with your insurer. Please do not hesitate to call us today. A drug-free life is waiting for you, and we can help.