Roxicodone, a narcotic medication made up of oxycodone hydrochloride, is used to treat severe physical pain. This painkiller is most effective when it is used as prescribed and when the user heeds warnings of this drug’s addictive properties. When used in ways other than how a physician has recommended, Roxicodone will cause feelings of total relaxation and extreme happiness. However, since Roxicodone is addictive, a dependency can develop and can be incredibly difficult for an individual to bounce back from on his or her own. Withdrawal symptoms associated with Roxicodone addiction are painful, and often cause individuals to keep using in order to avoid them. Luckily, this pattern of abuse can be broken.
Known as one of the most successful forms of treatment, medication assisted treatment utilizes specific medications that help ward off withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings so an individual can remain focused on his or her recovery. Individuals who combine their medication assisted treatment with therapeutic interventions (like individual and group therapy) often have the most success in their recovery and go on to develop sober lifestyles.
At Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, it is our goal to help you get back on the right track. We offer effective and safe medication assisted treatment for adults addicted to opioids, like Roxicodone. Additionally, the therapies we offer help balance out an individual’s treatment experience so he or she can obtain a steady recovery. If you are looking to turn your life around, contact Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers today.
Types of Treatment Offered at Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers
Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, a network of outpatient treatment providers, offer a number of different services, including medication assisted treatment options for adults, 18 years of age and older, who have been abusing opioids, like Roxicodone, for over a year. Our staff is devised of professional and compassionate counselors, doctors, and nurses who will help individuals create their own unique treatment plans geared toward their own personal success.
The potential medications and therapeutic services individuals might receive include:
Methadone: Methadone is effective in ceasing withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings when an individual stops abusing an opioid like Roxicodone. If prescribed methadone, individuals will not get high like they would have on other opioids, as methadone is an opioid agonist. Methadone must be taken daily, which means individuals must report to the center daily to receive their individually-determined dose.
Suboxone: Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone and fends off both withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. Symptoms of withdrawal can be triggered if an individual takes other opioids while on this medication. Suboxone is also taken daily and the dosage is dependent on the needs of the individual.
Subutex: Like Suboxone, Subutex contains buprenorphine, therefore cravings to use and painful withdrawal symptoms are kept at bay. This medication is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, which means that it triggers the same receptors in the brain as Roxicodone would but does not cause a person to feel high. Subutex is taken once daily.
Vivitrol: Containing naltrexone, Vivitrol is a non-addictive medication that does not include any narcotics. Like other medications, it stops cravings and withdrawal symptoms, however, it is only given once a month via injection.
Individual and group therapy: At Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we strongly believe that including therapeutic measures into our medication assisted treatment program is the best course of care for all patients. Individual therapy sessions are conducted by a certified counselor and the many issues that have contributed to a Roxicodone addiction are addressed privately one-on-one. Within a group therapy setting, a professional counselor helps guide the conversation so sensitive subjects are discussed carefully and confidentially, while also allowing patients to provide one another with encouragement and support.
Why Consider Treatment at Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers
Relapse is always a risk when a person is working to overcome an addiction. However when a person is abusing opioids like Roxicodone, the risk if often higher. Trying to help oneself instead of reaching out for professional help can be seriously detrimental to an individual’s wellbeing, as he or she is likely to delve deeper into his or her addiction just to avoid the painful effects of not using.
Abusing Roxicodone for a long period of time can lead to loss of employment, financial issues, and interpersonal conflict. When an individual abuses a drug like Roxicodone, these things are inevitable and it is not just the user who is impacted, it is everyone around him or her. In addition, those who are abusing Roxicodone are more likely to face legal issues, as they can frequently participate in illegal activity to obtain this drug.
When someone is abusing Roxicodone, he or she is going to face physical and psychological damages as a result. If an individual is struggling with a mental health condition prior to abusing this medication, he or she will likely exasperate symptoms and his or her mental health can deteriorate. From a physical standpoint, individuals can suffer significant physical side effects from Roxicodone abuse, of which includes irreversible organ damage and overdose. An overdose happens when an individual takes too much of his or her chosen substance and the body is unable to metabolize it effectively. Since it can be easy to develop a tolerance to Roxicodone, there is an increased risk for overdose potential with this medication, especially if it is being abused for a long period of time.
At Southern West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our outpatient providers of medication assisted treatment have assisted thousands of people towards recovery. If you or a loved one is in need of help, do not hesitate to contact us right now.