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Oxycodone is a powerful prescription opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults. Brand names include OxyContin, Roxicodone, Roxybond, and Oxaydo. The generic form is simply called oxycodone.
Like other opioids, oxycodone binds to opioid receptors in the brain, triggering the release of dopamine. This helps relieve pain. Oxycodone is generally considered safe when used exactly as prescribed. But, when abused or used recreationally, it can be incredibly addictive. That’s because oxycodone can produce feelings of pleasure and even euphoria.
Repeatedly abusing oxycodone interferes with the brain’s ability to produce dopamine naturally. This leads to emotional lows, which compels a person to take even more of the drug. This can quickly lead to oxycodone addiction and physical dependency.
Opioid addiction has become an epidemic in the U.S. In 2018, there were more than 46,000 opioid-related overdose deaths.
Taking oxycodone with benzodiazepines (e.g., lorazepam, alprazolam) is especially dangerous, as it can lead to respiratory failure, coma, or death. If you or a loved one is addicted to oxycodone and benzodiazepines, it’s important to get professional help.
It can be incredibly difficult to stop taking oxycodone, since doing so can produce uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, including nausea and vomiting, anxiety, muscle aches, restlessness, inability to sleep, and others.
Most people struggling with oxycodone addiction will need help to quit. Many will need medical detox, since oxycodone withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous and even life-threatening. The experienced medical team at RECO Intensive provide round-the-clock care to help you or your loved one safely detox and manage withdrawal symptoms.
RECO Intensive provides a complete continuum of care, from medical detox to partial hospitalization to residential treatment to sober living.
Our interdisciplinary team includes doctors, nurse practitioners, board-certified psychiatrists, therapists, yoga instructors, equine specialists, and others who work together to create a personalized treatment plan for each client. We embrace your needs—body, mind, and spirit.
Most of our clients start with oxycodone detox and then move into a residential or outpatient program at our Delray Beach recovery center.
Oxycodone recovery is possible with the right help. Contact us to learn more about our oxycodone rehab programs and schedule a tour of our Delray Beach facility.
Discover a better life and call our recovery helpline today.