Oxycodone is a powerful synthetic opioid that is most commonly employed in legitimate medical situations for individuals who have been experiencing moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is an ingredient in several popular prescription painkillers including Percodan, Percocet, and OxyContin.
When a person ingests oxycodone, the drug’s analgesic effect will typically be accompanied by elevated mood and a sense of relaxed euphoria. These pleasurable effects can prompt a person to take greater or more frequent dosages of the drug than his or her doctor recommended, which can lead to the development of dependence. Oxycodone’s pleasurable effects are also attractive to individuals who desire a recreational high. Regardless of why a person begins to abuse oxycodone, the resultant addiction can expose him or her to significant danger and can be extremely difficult to overcome without effective professional assistance.
Oxycodone addiction, which is referred to clinically as opioid use disorder, can rob a person of the ability to control how much and how often he or she abuses oxycodone. And when an individual who has become dependent upon oxycodone attempts to stop his or her abuse of this dangerous opioid, he or she will quickly experience intense cravings for the drug, along with a series of other distressing symptoms, including but not limited to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe cramping, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. This experience is known as withdrawal.
When a person attempts to stop abusing oxycodone on his or her own, the physical and psychological pain of withdrawal can quickly undermine this effort. The sense of shame that a person may experience after trying and failing to end his or her oxycodone abuse can push him or her even deeper into the dark despair of substance abuse and addiction.
Thankfully, there is a better way. At Acadiana Addiction Center, we provide detoxification from oxycodone – a safer, more comfortable, and more effective way for men and women to rid their bodies of the drug and other addictive substances prior to engaging in the comprehensive treatment that can prepare them to achieve long-term recovery.
Benefits of Oxycodone Detox at Acadiana Addiction Center
At Acadiana, medically monitored detoxification, or detox, is a safe experience for men and women who have been incapable of ending their active abuse of oxycodone. The following are among the many benefits of completing detox with us:
- Safety: Withdrawing from oxycodone does not typically place a person in serious danger, but complications can always occur. The experienced professionals who staff our detox program are trained and prepared to respond to any contingencies in a manner that protects the health and safety of each person who completes detox with us.
- Comfort: As noted above, individuals who attempt to withdraw from oxycodone or another opioid without help are likely to experience significant physical and psychological pain. The detox professionals at Acadiana can offer considerable support to help the individual manage any discomfort without relapsing into oxycodone abuse.
- Success: Living with an oxycodone addiction is an exercise in ongoing despair and degradation. Successfully completing detoxification is an important step out of the darkness of addiction, and can be a source of confidence and optimism. Achieving and maintaining recovery from oxycodone addiction is a challenging experience, and each success can increase the individual’s ability to face future obstacles with hope and determination.
- Continuity: Detox is just one step on the path of recovery, and when a person completes this important step at Acadiana, he or she can transition directly into the next phase of treatment without leaving our campus. This ensures continuity of care, eliminates the risk of immediate relapse and increases the likelihood that the individual will have a successful recovery.
At our treatment center, we know that it is neither a simple nor an easy decision to enter treatment for oxycodone addiction, and we have the deepest respect for each person who takes this life-affirming step. The day that a man or woman enters our detox program, he or she joins a powerful community of professionals and others in recovery, all of whom will be working together to provide guidance and support on the path toward improved health.
For more information about detox for oxycodone addiction or another form of chemical dependence, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of our programming, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you decide if Acadiana Treatment Center is the perfect place for you or a loved one.