Oxycodone Addiction Centers

Oxycodone addiction centersOxycodone is a prescription medication that can be habit-forming. It’s prescribed to treat moderate pain, and use is widespread. An estimated 1.9 million Americans are using Oxycodone illicitly at any given time.

There are a number of side effects that Oxycodone addicts will experience. These side effects put your health at serious risk. Having an understanding of these may help you take steps to prevent addiction or get help if you’re already experiencing an addiction.

Side Effects of Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone is an opioid, and addicts can experience side effects that are common in most opiate addictions, such as:

  • Stomach problems like nausea and constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Memory issues
  • Feelings of emotional numbness
  • Skin rashes or allergic reactions
  • Decline in testosterone levels
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Overdose

If you’re an addict, it is essential that you recognize the signs of overdose because immediate medical attention must be sought. The signs of oxycodone overdose include:

  • Respiratory problems that may be life-threatening
  • Skin that is cold and clammy
  • Decreased heart rate and low blood pressure
  • Coma

If you experience these symptoms or if you see someone who you suspect has overdosed, call 911. Even if you haven’t experienced an overdose, recognize that this is a risk if you’re abusing the drug.

The Difference Between Oxycodone Dependency and Addiction

There is a difference between being dependent and being addicted to oxycodone, although these two things are often confused. A dependence is defined by the following behaviors and circumstances:

  • Oxycodone is being used simply to treat pain, and not to get high.
  • Oxycodone is being taken to treat a real painful condition.
  • Withdrawal symptoms are nonexistent or minimal when drug use is stopped.

Recognizing Oxycodone Addiction

If you experience these symptoms, it indicates you have an oxycodone addiction and need drug treatment:

  • You are constantly preoccupied with getting your hands on more oxycodone.
  • You want to get high.
  • You experience withdrawal when you stop using oxycodone.
  • You engage in illegal activities in order to obtain the drug.

Once you recognize your need for addiction treatment, you need to look into your options. Controlling withdrawal symptoms is essential to recovery success and this means that the treatment plan you choose should start with drug detox. Additional counseling services should also be included as part of the process.

Finding Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

If you or someone you know has developed a dependence or addiction to oxycodone, help is available. Our representatives are available to guide you through the process of finding a treatment center. Please call our helpline today and begin your recovery.