New Jersey Oxycodone Addiction Treatments
Recovery Plans for People with Oxycodone Addiction
Millions of Americans struggle with some form of substance abuse and addiction. Many of these addictions start with a prescription drug that seems like it should be safe because a doctor ordered it, such as what happens to many oxycodone users. If you took oxycodone – either through a prescription or through illicit channels – and have developed an addiction to it, then please know that you are not alone and that you have many options to seek the help you need.
At SOBA New Jersey, we are proud to offer compassionate guidance and support to people who need to fight oxycodone addiction. Whether you have noticed the first signs of a forming addiction or you or a loved one are struggling with severe, life-threatening addiction, we can work on a treatment program that fits your needs and expectations exactly. By customizing your recovery plan, we can make you more confident and comfortable as you move toward sobriety.
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What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a prescription painkiller that is widely used due to its potency and more or less predictable side effects in small doses. However, oxycodone is also known for being highly addictive. The substance can cause a chemical addiction in some users, which occurs when the brain’s chemical composition changes due to drug use and becomes dependent on its continued use to operate “normally.” It can also cause a behavioral addiction, which means that the user feels an urge to take more because it has become a habit.
Oxycodone Addiction Warning Signs
When taking a strong painkiller, the user can feel numbness to both physical and emotional pain. As a result, oxycodone can put you in a daze that makes it impossible to notice just how much harm the drug is causing. For this reason, many people with oxycodone addictions are unaware of it, even as the warning signs add up and get worse.
You might have a forming or worsening oxycodone addiction if you:
- Commit a crime to get the drug.
- Use it outside a prescription’s instructions.
- Always want to take more, even after recently having a dose.
- Cannot sleep without taking a dose of oxycodone.
- Feel deepening depression when not on the drug.
- Develop irritability or uncharacteristic mood swings.
Long-Term Effects of Oxycodone Addiction
Although oxycodone is prescribed often to patients with varying degrees and sources of pain, it can be dangerous, especially when used opposite a prescription’s instructions. Using too much oxycodone at once can trigger potentially life-threatening side effects. Similarly, abusing oxycodone for a prolonged period can also eventually cause unsafe health conditions that require medical care.
Oxycodone abuse can cause these severe side effects and more:
- Full-body seizures
- Chronic pain
- Heart failure
- Breathing difficulties
- Constant nausea
- Anxiety and depression
If you or someone else is experiencing potentially life-threatening oxycodone side effects, then you should dial 911 immediately. In most states, law enforcement officials cannot pursue charges against someone who is caught with an illegal substance – like oxycodone procured without a prescription – because they called 911 due to an overdose concern. Seek emergency medical care when it is needed and without hesitation.
Oxycodone Treatment Options at SOBA New Jersey
Everyone who takes oxycodone will react to it differently than the next person. This is the truth for any drug, prescription medication, or substance. In recognition of this fact, SOBA New Jersey takes the time to get to know everyone who comes to our addiction recovery center. We want to understand your addiction, its origins, your lifestyle, and so forth. By establishing the details of your unique situation, we can better help you decide what treatment options sound like they will be the most effective. After all, recovering shouldn’t have to feel like an uphill battle, especially not when you surround yourself with professionals and specialists who are all rooting for you.
To name only a few of the treatment options that might help you, we proudly offer:
- Medical detox: When stopping the use of an unsafe or addictive substance, the user can experience a series of potentially harmful withdrawal symptoms. In some cases, withdrawals can be just as or more dangerous as abuse symptoms. Undergoing a medical detoxification program at the start of your recovery plan can help limit or eliminate withdrawal risks, though. While in detox, you will be under constant supervision from our specialists and medically trained staff, so you are never far from help if a withdrawal gets bad.
- Short-term residential: If medical detox is necessary to start your recovery plan from oxycodone addiction, then we will most likely recommend that you transition into our short-term residential program when that completes. Short-term residential treatments make it easy to continue specialized care because you will remain in the same building where our detox program was held. Unlike many other recovery centers, we have taken the time to make our residential center truly luxurious. You can enjoy a sauna, jacuzzi, food from a world-class chef, and more.
- Long-term rehab: For people with severe addictions to oxycodone, long-term rehabilitative care might be necessary to make sure that they can gain and hold onto lasting sobriety. Long-term drug treatment programs will last anywhere between 3 months and 6 months. Some people may decide that they need even longer to achieve a confident level of sobriety that will stand up to the pressures of temptations later. No matter how long you feel the need for long-term rehab, we will be here to keep you comfortable.
- Adventure therapy: Various therapies can be used to show people with addictions safer ways to handle the thoughts and emotions that usually led them to a dangerous substance like oxycodone. One of our most popular therapy options at SOBA New Jersey is adventure-based therapy. While in this therapy course, you will enjoy a combination of psychotherapy, nature, community, and fun activities like hiking, camping, and horseback riding. All adventure activities include supervision from professionals to ensure safety is the top priority.
Please keep in mind that SOBA New Jersey provides care that accounts for your mind, body, and spirit – a truly holistic approach. To make sure you are comfortable in all ways while recovering, we offer housing options as well as in-house nutrition and meal plans. It is all part of how SOBA New Jersey stands out from other oxycodone rehab centers in the area and across the country.
At times, you can feel lost and confused when struggling with addiction or mental health. Our team understands what you are going through and works with you to reclaim the life you deserve.