Getting hooked on Oxycodone is all too easy
You didn’t intend to get addicted. It happened innocently enough. You went to your doctor seeking pain relief from an injury or perhaps you were plagued by chronic pain from a persistent medical condition.
Your doctor prescribed Oxycodone, an opiate medication excellent at controlling pain, but extremely addictive. Not only did the oxycodone relieve your physical pain, but it made you feel euphoric and gave you a general sense of well-being. You began to require higher and higher doses to get the same relief or began taking it more often than you were supposed to. You were hooked.
Opioids (opiates) prevent certain chemicals in your brain from being released, which blocks your pain. But it doesn’t stop with pain relief. Preventing these chemicals from being released also puts your brain in that euphoric state that becomes a psychological factor in your oxycodone addiction. Soon you cannot feel good without your prescription. The latest research suggests that opioids may actually cause long-lasting changes to your brain. It is believed that opioids rewire some parts of your brain to actually crave more drugs while simultaneously damaging the parts of the brain that control cravings.
Common forms of oxycodone are Endocodone, ETH-Oxydose, Oxycontin, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Dazidox, Xolox, Oxecta, Endodan, Roxicodone, Perloxx, Magnacet, Narvox, Lynox, Combunox, Roxicet, Taxadone, TyloxEndocet, Percocet, Percoline, Primlev, and Roxiprin.
Some opioid brands contain Acetaminophen which poses additional dangers. Unaware that Acetaminophen is in their prescription, users who combine their prescription with over-the-counter medication containing Acetaminophen risk seriously damaging their liver and possible death from Acetaminophen overdose.
Detox is possible but can be dangerous
Freeing your body from the clutches of opioids is possible, but can be life-threatening. It is essential for your safety for your detox to be medically supervised to prevent serious consequences that can occur during withdrawal.
At Cliffside Malibu we treat detox as a biological issue. We learn during our thorough intake process what, how often, and how much you have been using. We’ll gather your personal health history, and do a complete physical to determine your current state of health. We will consider these factors when we determine the best way to help you manage your withdrawal to minimize your symptoms. You will never be alone during detox to ensure your safety. If indicated, our detox team will use FDA approved medication to help you withdraw.
It is possible to free yourself from your Oxycodone addiction
When detox is completed, true healing begins. You will meet with a personal psychotherapist who has been chosen especially for you with the information gathered from your intake interview. Your therapist will meet with you one-on-one to help you uncover what made you susceptible to drug addiction. As your relationship deepens, your therapist will be able to determine which addiction treatments will be most beneficial for your recovery.
At first look, Cliffside Malibu resembles a posh, spa-like resort. With serene settings nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, and beautiful gardens, it looks like a vacation paradise. This world-class luxury serves an important purpose. With your body receiving top-notch care, your mind can relax, and your sense of hope and purpose will slowly return. Having others tend to your physical needs and personal comfort allows you to focus on learning new coping skills to handle life’s ups and downs and situations that may tempt you to relapse. Working with our industry-leading team, you will devise personal strategies to help you maintain life-long sobriety.
The addiction specialists at Cliffside Malibu use an extensive array of evidence-based therapies. There is no set program. Together with your therapist, the team devises a plan to benefit you specifically. Adjustments continue to be made as you progress.
With caring addiction treatment specialists tuned-in to your physical, emotional and spiritual needs, you can quit. You will learn how to reclaim your life and maintain your sobriety.
Get the help you deserve
Call 1-800-501-1988 to talk to a person with substance use disorderion specialist 24/7 who can answer your questions and help you get oxycodone treatment so you can begin the journey to recovery.