Oxycodone Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction

There Is Treatment Help For Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opiate manufactured by modifying the chemical thebaine, an organic chemical found in opium. It is the active ingredient in a number of commonly prescribed pain relief medications such as Percocet, Percodan, and Tylox. Each of these contains oxycodone in small doses combined with other active ingredients like aspirin.Oxycodone is a powerful drug that is highly addictive. It’s important that if you or someone you know is showing signs of addiction to Oxycodone that they get help and seek substance abuse treatment immediately. Addiction Campuses is uniquely positioned to help ease a person’s transition off of the drug and has the proper treatment modalities and recovery programs like detox, residential treatment and outpatient treatment to move them back into the life they led before becoming addicted.

24 / 7 Oxycodone Addiction Support Hotline: 1-888-614-2251

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Addiction Campuses provides all levels of addiction recovery care in a comfortable and safe environment. Our campuses offer the perfect place to reflect, learn, change, and thrive. Our oxycodone treatment programs are tailored to each client, and overseen by dedicated addiction recovery professionals – from our admissions specialists to licensed counselors and medical staff.

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  • exercise facilities
  • medical care and supervision
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Various Drug Forms Of Oxycodone Include :

  • Capsule
  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Solution

It can be taken every 12 hours or every 6 hours depending on the form and the diagnosis and directives given by a medical doctor. Always follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

Keep In Mind

Oxycodone has many similarities to other drugs of abuse including alcohol, heroin, and marijuana, in that they elevate levels of dopamine, the neurotransmitter linked with pleasure experiences. As a result, prolonged use and abuse of oxycodone medications eventually change the brain in such a way that a user cannot quit on his or her own, a typical sign of addiction.

Physical Signs Of Oxycodone Abuse:

  • Slurred speech
  • Slow movements
  • Headaches
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Slow heart beat
  • Seizures
  • Convulsing
  • Constipation

Other Signs Of Oxycodone Abuse:

  • Requests multiple refills for the same drug, with no improvement of pain
  • Missing work or important events
  • Changes in social activities
  • Moodiness
  • Defensive when confronted
  • Repeatedly asking for money

Dangers Of Oxycodone Abuse

Misuse of morphine can cause a user to overdose and die. Taking more than prescribed or taking more of the Morphine more often in the day can cause a fatal overdose.

Withdrawal Symptoms Of Oxycodone

The chemical structure of oxycodone is almost as potent as morphine in its ability to produce opiate-like effects. It works on the body through the central nervous system by altering the user’s sense of pain and his or her emotional response to pain. It attempts to change pain messages being sent to the brain so the user will be relieved of moderate to severe or chronic pain linked to such conditions as cancer and arthritis.

Those who use the drug illegally use it for a number of reasons. Some use it to control withdrawal symptoms of heroin or morphine, while others use and/or abuse the drug only in an attempt to achieve a euphoric high.

Getting Treatment For Oxycodone Addiction

Addiction Campuses can help ease a person’s transition off of the drug and provides the proper treatment modalities and recovery programs like detox, residential treatment and outpatient treatment to move them back into the life they led before becoming addicted.

24 / 7 Oxycodone Addiction Support Hotline: 1-888-614-2251

One year ago, my son took a huge step in the right direction as I dropped him off at Addiction Campuses of Tennessee, Spring 2 Life Campus. That decision will change his life and impact our family forever. We are eternally grateful to Addiction Campuses of Tennessee for helping turn our son around and get him started in a new life! We love our new family at ACTN!

—- Connie White, Mother of an ACTN Spring 2 Life Campus graduate

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