As a type of opioid, oxycodone is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. It is the generic name for Oxycontin. Because oxycodone is an extended-release medication used for constant pain relief, it is not a painkiller meant for use on an as-needed basis.
When a person uses oxycodone properly, it lowers the sensation of pain felt by the user. Because of this, it may be effective for relieving pain from injuries, surgical operations, accidents, and more. When used improperly or without a prescription, oxycodone can lead to addiction. The medication must be taken exactly as prescribed because higher doses or more frequent use can be dangerous to the user’s health.
Oxycodone abuse is also extremely dangerous among pregnant women because it can cause life-threatening addiction and withdrawal symptoms in newborns. If taken with alcohol or other drugs, oxycodone abuse can lead to dangerous side effects including death.
OxyContin Addiction Treatment
Pain relievers like oxycodone can create a calming, relaxed feeling that can be perceived as pleasurable. Combined with its habit-forming capabilities, oxycodone abuse can lead to intolerance, meaning it takes higher doses and more frequent use to feel its pleasurable effects.
Oxycodone addiction symptoms include constantly thinking about the drug, obtaining multiple prescriptions for the drug, using the drug in secret, and more. If you suspect a loved one or yourself has an Oxycontin or oxycodone addiction, addiction treatment can help.
Talbott Recovery provides oxycodone addiction treatment for individuals who are addicted to oxycodone or OxyContin. We offer both day treatment and intensive outpatient treatment with two campuses in Georgia – Atlanta and Dunwoody.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a oxycodone addiction, it’s time to take action. Please contact us to learn more about hydrocodone abuse treatment today.