Oxycodone Addiction Treatment
The most important decision anyone battling an addiction to oxycodone can make is seeking treatment.
With an estimated one million Americans fighting oxycodone addiction, many researchers are refining treatments to help them win.
Recovering from an addiction to oxycodone is difficult, but an addiction treatment program can make the process easier and safer.
Treatment typically begins with medically-supervised detox, followed by inpatient and/or outpatient rehab, and then ongoing mental health counseling and support. For help finding a treatment program, call a treatment provider.
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Oxycodone Treatment Levels of Care
Oxycodone changes the chemistry of the brain and body to the point that your body adapts to its presence. When Oxycodone is no longer being taken, the body is no longer able to function “normally” as it has become accustomed to. This causes withdrawal symptoms. Oxycodone withdrawal can be very difficult to get through safely and comfortably. In order to combat withdrawal, users are advised to go through detox under the care of medical staff. It is for this reason that treatment centers that offer medically-supervised oxycodone detox will give users a chance at achieving sobriety.
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Inpatient Rehab for Oxycodone Addiction
The road to recovery is often long and difficult to traverse, but many people have made the journey successfully. The first step is making the choice to get sober, followed by the choice of how to do so. An inpatient rehab that offers medical detox is an option for oxycodone users with moderate to severe addictions.
Many former oxycodone addicts say the first 4 or 5 days of withdrawal are the hardest physically. After that, it becomes a mental and emotional struggle to stay clean.
After the medical detox process, the next step is learning how to live without oxycodone by overcoming the psychological addiction.
Inpatient rehabs offer a structured, controlled environment that is needed during the early stages of recovery. Residential treatment allows patients to go through counseling and therapy without the stressors or triggers that can cause relapse.
Most rehabs offer various therapeutic treatment options to help former oxycodone users break their psychological addiction to the drug, including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Family counseling
- Group therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Inpatient rehabs typically offer 30-day, 60-day, or 90-day programs. The length of time an individual stays in rehab depends on the severity of their addiction.
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Once a patient is comfortable reintegrating into their life and routine, it is important to maintain a sober mindset. Outpatient treatment is a good next step after detox and inpatient treatment. An outpatient program may also be an alternative to inpatient rehab for those with mild addictions. Outpatient centers provide accountability and group or individual therapy and support.
There are three primary types of outpatient treatment. Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) often involve a residential component, as well as 6-8 hours of treatment per day, 5-7 days per week.. Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) generally involve 3 hours of treatment per day, 3-5 days per week, and less commonly include a residential component. Standard outpatient programs (OPs) typically only require 2-3 sessions per week.
Although relapse is most common during the initial withdrawal period, memories of oxycodone use can urge a recovering user to return to the drug.
Ongoing treatment is essential to prevent relapse and maintain a sober lifestyle.
Support groups, like Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery™, are also helpful in recovery. These groups help to hold former oxycodone users accountable for their actions. They also connect former users to like-minded people who understand and empathize with the struggles faced by those in recovery. The people in these groups often become an essential part of a recovering addict’s support network.
Overcoming an addiction to oxycodone is a difficult task that should not be taken lightly. A treatment provider can make this process easier and ensure the safety of the recovering addict. Regardless of where you live, how much money you have, or how severe your addiction is, there is a treatment center that can help you recover.
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Overcoming an addiction to oxycodone is a difficult task that should not be taken lightly. Regardless of where you live, how much money you have, or how severe your addiction is, there are options for treatment. For more information, contact a treatment provider today.
Jeffrey Juergens earned his Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. Jeffrey’s desire to help others led him to focus on economic and social development and policy making. After graduation, he decided to pursue his passion of writing and editing. Jeffrey’s mission is to educate and inform the public on addiction issues and help those in need of treatment find the best option for them.
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Theresa Parisi received her bachelor’s degree in Addiction Science and Psychology from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota in 2010. She is currently working towards her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager (CBHCM), and International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) by the Florida Certification Board. Theresa is passionate about recovery having gone through addiction herself.
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