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What Is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a powerful prescription opioid painkiller usually given to patients suffering from long-term pain due to cancer or arthritis. It is highly addictive, as it activates specific responses in the brain’s pleasure center that make it impossible to feel normal without the drug once physical dependence has been established. This process makes overcoming a prescription drug addiction extremely difficult. Luckily, for people needing Oxycodone addiction treatment in Miami, help is available at Legacy Healing Center.
Other Names for Oxycodone
Oxycodone is also known by medical names like:
Some street names for Oxycodone include:
· Hillbilly heroin
Signs of Oxycodone Abuse and Addiction
Oxycodone is a common prescription drug with a risk of overdose. Some signs of oxycodone abuse and addiction include:
- Craving oxycodone when not under its influence
- Needing to take more to achieve a high than you used to
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you try to cut back or quit, feeling “off” when you’re not on the drug
- Focusing on finding and using oxy over everything else
- Risky behavior and allowing your health, finances, and relationships to deteriorate in favor of drug use
Detox, followed by a comprehensive rehab program during Oxycodone addiction treatment in Miami, is the best method of overcoming the addiction. There are two phases to oxy withdrawal. In the early acute phase, you may experience muscle aches, cramps, yawning, insomnia, restlessness, irritation, and symptoms similar to the flu, and later on, you may experience:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal cramps
- Reduced appetite
- Blurry vision
- Shivering with goosebumps
- Rapid heartbeat
- High blood pressure
At Legacy Healing, our medically assisted detox program will ensure you remain safe, with 24-hour symptom monitoring, along with a regimen of treatments, with prescription medications that can help you through the worst of your withdrawal symptoms. We also provide therapy and counseling during this time, which will continue into your rehab program.
Inpatient Rehab for Oxycodone
Inpatient rehab for Oxycodone and other prescription drug addictions is the most widely recommended treatment. You will move into a rehab center after detoxing and live there full-time, usually for a minimum of 30 days, receiving various treatments and continued medical and psychiatric care. Depending on where you are rehabilitating, you may attend programs and groups like:
- Behavioral therapy
- One-on-one therapy
- Holistic treatments
- Dual diagnosis treatments
- Group therapy
- 12-step integration
- Life skills training
- Vocational training
- Nutrition and exercise counseling
You will work on getting to the underlying root of your addiction, regaining control over your body and your life, and learning new recovery skills that will last you a lifetime as you heal your body, mind, and soul. During Oxycodone addiction treatment in Miami, you get to rest and gain a new perspective on life, all within the safety and comfort of a sober residence. Once inpatient rehab is over, you will be ready to move into an outpatient program.
Outpatient Rehab for Oxycodone
Outpatient opioid rehab is a more varied and flexible type of rehab. You live either in a sober residence or outside the facility, commuting in for scheduled treatment times, groups, medical appointments, and more. An outpatient program provides less overall structure and is best suited to those who have completed an inpatient detox and rehab program already, are highly motivated in their own treatment and do not have physical withdrawal symptoms.
Why Choose Legacy for Oxycodone Rehab
Legacy Healing has a customized range of Oxycodone rehab treatments, from MAT detox to behavioral therapy, career services, nutrition and fitness coaching, 12-step programs, and transition assistance. We have experts who can teach you the best healthy coping strategies for the stress and triggers in your life, like meditation, mindfulness, creativity, and spirituality, so you can deal positively with all of life’s challenges as they come.
Contact us today to determine which Oxycodone addiction treatment in Miami is right for you. Our inpatient programs provide you with a minimum of 25 hours per week of clinical treatment. Our flexible intensive outpatient program offers a minimum of nine hours per week that can be scheduled around your work, school, and other commitments. Through these, along with holistic treatments and with our core values of commitment, integrity, and compassion, we can help you with your addiction to Oxycodone and help you heal not only your physical self but also your mind and your spirit. Reach out to us at 888.534.2295 today for more details on how our Oxycodone addiction treatment in Miami can benefit you.