If not taken under the supervision of or as directed by a doctor, individuals who are taking oxycodone for medicinal and/or recreational purposes run the risk of developing an addiction to this prescription painkiller. Oxycodone is the primary ingredient used in common brand name medications used to alleviate moderate to severe pain such as Roxicodone, Percocet, OxyContin, and Percodan. Medications containing oxycodone are often abused by individuals because of its euphoric effects. Continual, long-term abuse of oxycodone can make it incredibly challenging for individuals to overcome the painful withdrawal symptoms that come as a result of abuse.
The withdrawal symptoms that occur when an individual suddenly ceases using and/or attempts to taper off of oxycodone can be so upsetting that he or she will continue to use to avoid the pain. Therefore, seeking treatment from qualified professionals who have the ability to provide medication assisted treatment to put an end to oxycodone addiction is the best possible option of care. While there are many different forms of treatment available for individuals looking to overcome oxycodone addiction, medication assisted treatment is often the best choice.
Medication assisted treatment is a type of care that includes the use of specific medications that are geared towards controlling withdrawal symptoms and cravings, as well as the dangerous effects of opioids. These medications can make it possible for individuals to focus on their recovery rather than be distracted by the horrible effects of clearing their system of opioids. Individuals who receive this form of care (combined with individual, group, and other forms of therapy) are often highly successful and learn to live a life that is not obstructed by oxycodone addiction.
At Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, it is our priority to help you get your life back on track. The medication assisted treatment that we provide is proven to be a safe and effective way for individuals to make their oxycodone addiction a thing of the past. The individual and group therapies that we offer only encourage a stronger, longer-lasting recovery. If you are in search of a center that can provide you with safe and trusted care, contact Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers right now.
Types of Treatment Offered at Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers
Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are a group of providers that supply various medically supervised medication assisted treatment options for individuals who are ready to end their addiction to opioids like oxycodone. Adults, ages 18 and older, who have been struggling with oxycodone or other opioid abuse for at least one year are welcome to receive care at our centers. Our talented and trained staff is made up of doctors, nurses, and counselors who work alongside patients to help them determine the dosage that is best for them, as well as help guide them through any and all therapeutic interventions designed to improve the recovery process.
The medications and therapies that could be part of a patient’s treatment plan can include the following:
Methadone: Methadone is a commonly prescribed medication designed to help prevent cravings and curb withdrawal symptoms that occur once an individual ends his or her oxycodone use. Individuals who are prescribed methadone will not be in danger of achieving a high, as this medication is an opioid agonist. This daily medication’s dosage is determined based on the individual and his or her personal needs. It is likely that methadone use will be decreased over time so that the individual can successfully wean off of it.
Suboxone: Suboxone contains buprenorphine and naloxone, both of which help decrease the intensity of cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This medication works differently than other medication assisted treatments in that it can cause withdrawal symptoms to develop if an individual starts using another opioid simultaneously. Suboxone is generally taken on a daily basis and the dosage is dependent on the needs of the individual.
Subutex: Subutex contains only buprenorphine, which lessens drug cravings and puts a stop to painful withdrawal symptoms. This medication works successfully as it prevents the dangerous effects of oxycodone and other opioids from occurring within an individual’s brain. Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, which means that while the effects of the opioid are blocked, the withdrawal symptoms can be significantly decreased so an individual can focus on his or her overall recovery. Consumed daily, the dosage of Subutex will be determined by a professional.
Vivitrol: Vivitrol is a non-narcotic and non-addictive medication that is frequently used in medication assisted treatment programs. This medication is injected once a month to help decrease cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Vivitrol is made up of naltrexone.
Individual and group therapy: Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are focused on doing everything possible to enhance the effectiveness of the medication assisted treatments provided. Therefore, we include individual and group therapy sessions into the care we offer. Individual therapy sessions are conducted on a one-on-one basis between the individual and a trained counselor. Here, individuals can address the issues that have perpetuated their addiction to opioids. In addition, group therapy sessions are also led by counselors, and offer recovering individuals a chance to gather together to share support and encouragement, as well as discuss a number of different topics.
Why Consider Treatment at Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers
Continued abuse of oxycodone and/or other opioids can be terribly dangerous to an individual’s overall health. Even if oxycodone is being used to treat pain, it can lead to significant consequences that could change an individual’s life in negative ways. Like with other addictions, oxycodone addiction can cause an individual to suffer from financial, legal, and relationship issues. In addition, if an individual is struggling with a mental illness, the addiction can exasperate side effects to the point where it causes additional distress.
An oxycodone addiction can lead to serious negative consequences. For example, respiratory failure, severe heart damage, and heart attack are all possibilities for individuals who abuse oxycodone. Liver damage is also likely, as continued use of oxycodone can impact the way in which the liver functions. Additionally, overdose is possible and deadly. Oxycodone overdose is always a possibility when oxycodone is being abused and requires immediate medical attention. Fortunately, there are many treatment options that are available to help individuals prevent these irreversible side effects from occurring so that they can live a successful life.
If you or a loved one is seeking help for an oxycodone addiction, contact Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers right now. Our team of professionals are experienced in medication assisted treatment and additional therapy that can have both men and women recovering from a painful addiction in a safe, effective manner. Let us help you or your loved one today.