Oxycodone is a drug in the Opioid family. It is a main ingredient in many brand-name pain medications, like Percocet. It is very strong and readily accessible via pain prescription, and has become a highly abused drug. It’s simple to distribute and doesn’t have any needles or paraphernalia needed to use it- it’s a simple pill. However the potency of that pill is deadly, and can create addictive behavior in the span of just a few uses.
- Short attention span
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Dilated pupils
- Brain fog
There are many long-term effects of abusing oxycodone. Without stopping the use completely, these effects could be made worse and worse by continued use. Some of these long-term effects include heart failure, aches and cramps, falling into a coma, depression, and even death dependent on the usage and amount. All people are different and will be affected differently, but these effects are pretty constant throughout the addiction.
While withdrawal from oxycodone isn’t extremely dangerous, it can produce uncomfortable and severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms include vomiting, dehydration, headaches, chemical imbalances, sweating, and muscle aches. Many professionals agree that detoxing from Oxycodone is best completed with a doctor-assisted detox and rehabilitation option, to keep track of your body’s progress and to assist emotionally through the process.
We here at CASA Recovery can help you or your loved one through Oxycodone detox and into rehabilitation. Our comprehensive program creates an individualized program that fits what you need for your specific addiction. Contact us today for more information from our staff here in San Juan Capistrano.