Oxycodone Addiction Therapy

Oxycodone addiction therapyOxycodone is a prescription drug given to patients with moderate to severe pain. There are also high dose oxycodone extended-release tablets which are prescribed for patients who need regular, long lasting pain relief. Continued oxycodone use leads to tolerance, which requires greater amounts of the drug to be taken to achieve the same first-use effect.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable and can cause users to return to oxycodone for relief. These withdrawal symptoms can include the following:

  • Abnormal skin sensations
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Aches/pains
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rigid muscles
  • Hallucinations
  • Shivering/tremors
  • Insomnia

Forms of Oxycodone Therapy

Treatment and therapy can make the withdrawal process easier and provides continued treatment after withdrawal has been completed. There is a broad range of treatment options available for those suffering from oxycodone addiction. The following is a select list of these options:

  • Residential oxycodone treatment facilities. These facilities provide medical supervision for the safest possible detox. Following detox, these facilities offer psychological counseling, group therapy, and 12-step programs to aid in full recovery.
  • Outpatient oxycodone therapy. Outpatient therapy for oxycodone addiction is risky due to the high rate of relapse even within residential programs. Outpatient therapy is only recommended if the patient has responsibilities such as work, family or school that cannot be set aside for the duration of inpatient treatment. The patient must also be willing to make an intense commitment to their treatment program.
  • Rapid oxycodone detoxification. Rapid detox is best for patients who cannot tolerate the withdrawal symptoms. During rapid detox, the patient is placed under light anesthesia and subjected to an induced withdrawal. This process can reduce the time required for withdrawal to under a week.

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Are you or a loved one suffering from oxycodone addiction? We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have about therapy and recovery options. If you need help or information, please do not hesitate to call our toll-free number.