The Danger of Thinking You Can Use Oxycodone Just One More Time

The Danger of Thinking You Can Use Oxycodone Just One More Time

Using Oxycodone Just One More Time

Oxycodone is by far one of the most abused substances in the world. Currently, millions of people are misusing this drug and/or are experimenting with it in ways that are leading to the development of addiction. Some addicted users decide to enter treatment, but are tempted to use one last time before rehab. While this may seem harmless, it can result very negative consequences.

Dangers of Using Oxycodone Just One More Time Before Treatment

Once you have decided (or have been successfully encouraged) to go to treatment for your oxycodone addiction, it does not give you free reign to go ahead and use as much as you want prior to being admitted to a program – even if it is just one time. Many users look to use one more time right before they go to treatment, but this can be incredibly dangerous, especially with oxycodone. Some of the biggest dangers associated with this type of behavior can include:

  • Physical side effects – It is not uncommon for oxycodone users to over-do it because they know they won’t be able to use again while in treatment. This can cause serious physical side effects, including respiratory distress and overdose.
  • Psychological side effects – When going into treatment, it is important that you have a clear head so that you can mentally prepare yourself for what lies ahead. By using oxycodone just one more time before you start this process, you are clouding up your judgment and cognition in ways that might make your transition into treatment much more complicated.

Using oxycodone one more time before heading into treatment can lead to significant physical and psychological harm, including possible overdose and death.

Recovery After Rehab

Thinking you can use oxycodone just one more time before rehab can also hurt your post-rehab recovery, assuming you make it through treatment. It is this mentality that often leads to relapse, even if a great deal of progress has been made in treatment. Thinking that you can control how much you use or can decide when to use often leads the belief that you don’t need treatment or can manage your addiction on your own. If you maintain this belief throughout treatment, you will likely relapse once you leave rehab.

Do You Need Treatment for Oxycodone Abuse?

Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline right now. Do not let yourself use oxycodone one more time. Call us today to get the treatment you need to get sober and prevent relapse.