Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get Oxycodone Abuse Help

Why you shouldn't wait to get Oxycodone abuse helpOxycodone is a narcotic drug in the opioid family. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain and works by affecting the way your brain responds to pain. Over time oxycodone can build tolerance, dependence, and cause addiction. The addiction is both mental and physical and can be difficult to break without help. Early stages of addiction are dangerous because the addict doesn’t realize they are addicted. For the ones that do, they feel as if the addiction us under control. To them, rehab is either out of the question or it is something that can be done later. The excuses go on and on, and so do the dangers.

Excuses to Avoid Getting Oxycodone Abuse Help

Many addicts find any excuse to put off treatment. They want to wait just a little longer. As of now they haven’t messed up on the job or haven’t done anything to hurt their families. Because of this, the addiction feels controllable and treatment can be put off until later. This is dangerous not only to your body but also in almost every other aspect of your life. Oxycodone, given enough time, will affect the following areas:

  • Family. Oxycodone abuse has destroyed many families. It has led to divorce, loss of children, and even jail. Waiting just one more day will lead to the next day and before you realize it, you have spent excessive amounts of your family income, physically and emotionally abused your children, and deceived your spouse. You might feel like your addiction is still in your control because you have not caused any pain in your family, but oxycodone will inevitably cost you what you love the most. The psychological and physical addiction will get strong enough that it changes your personality and daily mood.
  • Job. Right now you might have control at work. You take oxycodone from time to time while at work but it hasn’t affected anything yet. Up until this point you may have even excelled at what you do. The abuse will cause a slow change at work. You will stop excelling and then just become stagnant. Eventually you will lose interest and start to make mistakes. Depending on the type of job you have, this could be dangerous to you and others around you. One mistake and you could not only lose your job but also end up in jail.
  • Self-esteem. This might not be as obvious as the others but can be just as damaging. There is a big difference between telling others about an addiction and having them find out. Your addiction will become obvious to others, and having them find out in this way can lead to shame, guilt and heavier drug use. Getting help now will help you keep your self-esteem and keep your desire to break free.

Are You Struggling with Oxycodone Addiction?

If you or someone you know has been putting off rehab then give us a call today. Our counselors are waiting to take your call 24 hours a day. All calls are toll free and confidential. We want to help guide you towards long-term recovery. Our counselors will even verify insurance benefits, so you will know exactly how much rehab will cost. Our goal is to see you end oxycodone addiction and get back on your feet. Don’t do this alone. Call us today.