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Oxycontin Addiction Treatment (Oxycodone)
OxyContin & Oxycodone Treatment
Oxycodone treatment at Promises focuses on ensuring a comfortable detox for each client. Many people come to us with a high level of anxiety due to long-term issues with chronic pain. Clients have often put off treatment because of their fears about pain and concerns that their physical needs will be dismissed and not heard. At Promises, we have developed a well-rounded and sophisticated approach to pain management that involves our affiliated physicians, therapists, acupuncturist and specialized staff who have developed protocols we know work. We balance your need to find freedom from debilitating pain with a the need to have a clear mind and an ability to function in the world and have a healthy and fulfilling life. Our goal is guide you back to a balanced approach to pain management.
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Oxycodone is a strong opiate derived from morphine and is legally prescribed for pain relief. As an analgesic, it alters the way the human brain reacts to pain without anesthetic effects. Oxycodone is also a narcotic and thus habit forming. Oxycodone is ingested in pill form. Oxycodone (also known as Oxy, Oxycotto, Oxy 80s, or Hillbilly Heroin) can be found in many prescription painkiller medications, including:
- Percocet (with acetaminophen)
- Perocdan (with aspirin)
Effects of Oxycodone on the Human Body
Oxycodone is a medicinal opioid and binds to receptors in the central nervous system that typically bind with the body’s own physiological opioids such as endorphins and enkephalins. Oxycodone (and other opioids) is frequently abused because overuse of medicinal opioids provides effects beyond pain relief and create feelings of euphoria.
Long-Term Effects of Oxycodone Use
As an individual continues to use oxycodone, the body develops a tolerance to its effects (including therapeutic benefits) and increasing amounts of oxycodone must be taken to produce the same effects. Furthermore, the brain slows or even stops endorphin production, resulting in acute pain without oxycodone use. Hearing loss, dizziness, nausea, headaches, constipation, and sleepiness may also occur.
Oxycodone Rehab and Detox Considerations
Convincing the oxycodone addict to enter treatment is the most important aspect of the entire treatment process as oxycodone addiction is a devastating problem for the addict and his or her loved ones. A drug detox program may be required, as oxycodone has many unpleasant withdrawal symptoms including: depression, muscle and joint pain, heart palpitations, constant sweating, diarrhea, nausea, hypertension, fever and insomnia.