Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid synthesized from thebaine, an opioid alkaloid found in the Persian poppy and one of the many opioid alkaloids found in the opium poppy. It is a narcotic analgesic generally indicated for relief of moderate to severe pain. It was developed in 1917 in Germany as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioids.
How It Begins
Perhaps you were hurt in a car accident. Maybe you sustained a sports injury or simply tripped and fell injuring yourself. After treating your injury, your physician prescribed Oxycodone (brand name Roxycodone or Roxicodone) to treat the pain while healing. Oxycodone is a potent narcotic pain reliever that works by binding to opiate receptors in the brain and body. It is a powerful and effective tool for pain management but has a tendency to be habit-forming.
You began by taking the recommended dose, determined by your weight and size and the severity of your pain. You may have found it not only relieved your physical pain but made the everyday stresses of life a little easier to bear. Soon you found yourself unable to imagine coping with life and its challenges without the drug you now found yourself dependent upon.
Why Going It Alone Is Usually Not Enough?
You want to overcome your drug addiction, but find it is too difficult. While the pain from the initial physical injury may have subsided, now you are using Oxycodone as your primary coping mechanism.
You must first physically separate yourself from Oxycodone, a process called drug detoxification, or detox. Your body must be freed from its physiological addiction to the drug before you can begin the process of beginning life anew.
Detox is very demanding on the body and should be done with professional supervision. There is no healing benefit to suffering during detox. A properly managed withdrawal in a drug detox facility smooths the road to addiction recovery and sets you on the path to a new life.
After Detox, Then What?
At Cliffside Malibu we believe addiction is a behavioral disorder, a habit-driven response to coping with pain. Our proven holistic treatment program will treat you as a whole person, mind, body, and spirit. Intensive one-on-one psychotherapy helps you understand why and how you became drug dependent. You will meet daily with your personal psychotherapist, chosen from our team to specially suit you. You will explore together the types of support and therapy that will benefit you most from our team of professionals using proven therapies from various fields. Acupuncture, nutrition, hyperbaric chambers, yoga, personal fitness training, equine-assisted therapy, massage, life coaching, and more, personally tailored to your needs.
Spirituality is commonly defined in religious or metaphysical terms. At Cliffside Malibu we use it to express hope. Hope for the life you were meant to live. Hope for a level of happiness and personal achievement measured by what is important to you personally. Just like our programs treating the mind and body, our approach to the spirit is personalized. If you have a religious tradition you find meaningful, we will provide access to services or clergy of your choosing. If you are still seeking spirituality in your life, we will help you find your intuitive path. Whether you find it through exploring the beautiful grounds and overlooking the ocean at our center, meditation, prayer, twelve-step meetings or other spiritual rituals, you will find the hope that will carry you through a lifetime of healing and happiness.